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Volume 32 Issue 21

Two local hand and upper extremity fellowship programs merging >

June 22nd, 2000

Two local hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship programs have merged, making the joint program one of the largest in the world. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Pitt's School of Medicine and the Western Pennsylvania Hand and Trauma Center on the North Side have combined their hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship training programs. […]

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Civil War books donated to UPB >

June 22nd, 2000

The Hanley Library at the Bradford campus and the Bradford Area Public Library have benefited from a collection of Civil War books. Following Kenneth C. Heller's death, his wife Maxine donated his extensive collection of Civil War books and materials to the Hanley Library. Trisha Morris, director of Hanley Library, said: "We added over 300 […]

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KOREA: Remembering the forgotten war >

June 22nd, 2000

As North and South Korean leaders held historic reconciliation talks last week, military historians from across North America joined local academicians and Korean War veterans at Pitt for a "History of the Korean War" conference. Presenters discussed the war's origins and legacy, forgotten participants in the "forgotten war" such as Turkish troops, wartime relations between […]

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Korea: How the Korean war changed the way military conflicts are reported >

June 22nd, 2000

"The war in Korea formed a bridge between the military-media relationship of World War II, during which cooperation and a sense of shared purpose reigned, and that of the Vietnam War, during which distrust and hostility developed," said James Landers, a magazine historian and former journalist. At the start of the war, military commanders and […]

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University of Minnesota sociologist chosen as director of UCIS >

June 22nd, 2000

After an international search, Pitt has named a new director for the University Center for International Studies (UCIS). William I. Brustein, Distinguished McKnight University Professor and a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, will become head of UCIS on Jan. 1. In 1992, Brustein was named director of the Center […]

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Korea: Gallant allies: The Story of the Turkish Brigade >

June 22nd, 2000

Among the virtually forgotten combatants in the "forgotten war" were the 25,000 Turkish soldiers who served in Korea. Fighting in the U.N.'s first police action earned the conscript Turkish Brigade a reputation for extraordinary valor (at a cost of 3,277 casualties) and speeded admission of Turkey into NATO, said Fusun Turkmen of Istanbul's Galatasary University. […]

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Chancellor will consider group to study same-sex benefits >

June 22nd, 2000

Chancellor Mark Nordenberg says he will consider a recent Faculty Assembly proposal urging creation of a joint committee to study how Pitt might extend health benefits to its employees' same-sex partners. But according to Nordenberg, two major impediments stand in the way of the open discussion that Assembly members seek on the issue: * Opposition […]

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