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Flying on the wings of moths

Professor emeritus of Kangwon National University Park Kyu-tek is a man of conviction. It is conviction that has enabled him to stick to a single, arduous path for more than four decades. As a renowne...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:34

Charity dinner with renowned monk Hyemin put on auction

A dinner with Ven. Hyemin, one of the most influential Buddhist monks in Korea, is up for auction, with a starting price of 3 million won ($2,780).The winning bidder of the online auction may take thr...

Updated : 2015.04.24 19:17

[Weekender] Single fathers fight against the tide

A child’s birth should be a joyous occasion, but little Sa-rang barely received a welcoming upon her entrance into the world last year.Within days of her birth, she was abandoned by her mother and was left under the sole protection of her father, who had just been discharged from military...

Updated : 2015.04.03 19:53

[Herald Interview] ‘Personalized service key to success of Hilton Namhae resort’

Dedicated and personalized service is key to the success of Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort in South Korea, which has been awarded as the country’s leading resort by the World Travel Awards for eight...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:29

Plaza names new general manager

The Plaza has appointed veteran hotelier Kim Young-cheol as its new general manager, the hotel’s parent company Hanwha Hotels and Resorts said Thursday. Kim, who started his career with the hotel in ...

Updated : 2015.03.19 19:52

Psy mired in legal wrangling with building tenant

“Gangnam Style” superstar Psy is embroiled in a legal battle with a tenant in his building in Seoul’s southern district of Gangnam, it was reported on Monday. The 38-year-old musician filed for an ...

Updated : 2015.03.16 19:18

Traditional memorial service to honor Ulrich Beck in Seoul

A memorial service honoring the late sociologist Ulrich Beck, considered one of Germany’s most renowned intellectuals for his academic works on modernity and future society, will take place in Seoul ...

Updated : 2015.03.12 19:20

Kumho Asiana chairman to head mecenat association

Kumho Asiana Group chairman Park Sam-koo has been elected as the chair of Korea Mecenat Association, a nonprofit body that encourages corporate support of the arts. He will replace Park Yong-hyun, for...

Updated : 2015.02.25 18:39

Pernod Ricard Korea donates scholarship

Pernod Ricard Korea CEO Jean-Manuel Spriet (left) delivers a scholarship to a student at Gugak National High School in Seoul at a ceremony on Monday. Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald

Updated : 2015.02.10 22:13

Inha professor to be listed in Who’s Who

A Korean computer engineering professor will be listed in this year’s Marquis Who’s Who in the World, an international encyclopedia of short biographies.  Professor Jo Tae-hoJo Tae-ho, 45, who teac...

Updated : 2015.02.10 19:10

Entomologist wins Sam-il cultural award

Park Kyu-tekPark Kyu-tek, one of Korea’s leading entomologists, will receive the 56th annual Sam-il Cultural Award for his contributions to natural science, Sam-il Cultural Foundation said Monday.The...

Updated : 2015.02.02 19:51

Late Poongsan Group founder’s wife dies at 87

Bae Jun-young, wife of the late Poongsan Group founder Ryu Chan-u, died Saturday after suffering from a chronic disease. She was 87.Bae is widely known for her passion in educating and supporting Kore...

Updated : 2015.02.01 20:37

Treasure hunter who found a fortune in gold is captured

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ― A treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history ― $50 million in gold bars and coins from a 19th-century ship...

Updated : 2015.01.29 21:01

Ex-science minister dropped in job bid

Former Science Minister Choi Moon-ki has been dropped from the list of three candidates to head the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, the institution said Friday.According to GIST, Choi was...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:02

Ad man named chief of creative content agency

Song Sung-gakThe government on Tuesday named an advertising professional as the new president and chief executive of the Korea Creative Content Agency, which is tasked with helping develop local creat...

Updated : 2014.12.23 21:10