Recognizing great talents
The fifth annual Yumin Awards ceremony was held yesterday at the Hoam Art Hall in central Seoul. The winners are Chung Kwang-hun, 35, a chemical engineering professor at MIT, in recognition of his contributions to science; the Jeju Olle Foundation for its contributions to society; and curator Suh Jin-suk, director of the Alternative Space-LOOP, for his cultural contributions as a curator. From left, Song Ja, a former education minister; Kim Myung-ja, a former environment minister; Lee O-young, a former culture minister; Lee Hong-koo, former prime minister; Chung Kwang-hun; Suh Myung-sook, founder of the Jeju Olle Foundation; Suh Jin-suk; Hong Seok-hyun, chairman of the JoongAng Ilbo and JTBC; Sakong Il, a former finance minister; Song Ho-keun, a sociology professor at Seoul National University; Oh Se-jeong, a physics professor at Seoul National University; and Yoo Hong-joon, the former director of the Cultural Heritage Administration and an art history professor at Myongji University. By Park Jong-keun
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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