Dear Center for Korean Studies Community:
On behalf of the CKS, I wish you and your families and friends are all doing fine in these difficult circumstances. As you know, we are experiencing an unprecedented situation throughout the State. The Governor issued a state-wide, mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors and returning residents as of today. All residents are ordered to stay and work from home through April 30.
The Center staff have been working from home since Monday, March 23, 2020, and the Center building will be kept closed until April 30, 2020 unless there is any further notice. However, the Center staff are working normally through the Zoom, emails, and other means of communication. In case you need contacts for the Center faculty members, staff, and visiting scholars, please consult this link.
I am increasingly feeling that this challenge could be an opportunity for all of us to move ahead to strengthening our activities using the internet, SNS, websites, and multimedia contents. We should not let the COVID-19 prohibit us from working for Korean studies. I hope our activities will be continuing online this semester. Let’s try to be creative finding ways to strengthen our online and multimedia-based academic activities. I hope all of you are doing well and healthy. Thank you!
Tae-Ung Baik, Director