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Volume 32 Issue 21

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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Korea: Historians debunk some popular myths about the Korean war >

June 22nd, 2000

On Jan. 12, 1950, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson delivered a famous speech at the National Press Club in which he failed to include South Korea in America's defense perimeter in the Pacific. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, campaigning in the 1952 presidential election, charged that Acheson's omission "gave the green light" to a North Korean […]

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ACLU challenges PA law in benefits case >

June 22nd, 2000

ACLU challenges PA law in benefits case In an attempt to chop the legal legs out from under the University in a controversial same-sex benefits lawsuit, American Civil Liberties Union lawyers have challenged the constitutionality of a Pennsylvania statute designed to end the lawsuit. The statute, passed by the state's General Assembly in November, was […]

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UPMC Shadyside recognized for cardiovascular program >

June 22nd, 2000

UPMC Shadyside has been named among the top 100 cardiovascular hospitals in the country, according to a study by HCIA-Sachs Institute Inc. The hospital is the only one in the state to be named among the top 100 in the category, "Teaching Hospital with a Cardiovascular Residency Program." The study, "100 Top Hospitals: Cardiovascular Benchmarks […]

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