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Volume 32 Issue 21

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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Freshman credentials continue to improve >

June 22nd, 2000

Freshman credentials continue to improve This fall, for the fifth consecutive year, Pitt's freshman class will have stronger academic credentials than the one that preceded it. Among the approximately 3,000 freshmen entering the University, 34 percent are in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class and 62 percent are in the top […]

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Research integrity guidelines revised >

June 22nd, 2000

Pitt is revising its research integrity policy to simplify and clarify procedures for investigating research misconduct allegations. Among other things, the revisions also will: * Bring Pitt's policy into line with new federal definitions of research misconduct. * Extend the policy to cover staff and students who work on Pitt research projects, not just faculty […]

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Staff Association Council elects officers >

June 22nd, 2000

The Staff Association Council (SAC) announced the results of officer elections at its June 14 meeting. Richard R. Colwell, School of Engineering, was re-elected president; Barbara J. Mowery, College of Arts and Sciences, was elected vice president for steering; Tammeka A. Beattie, Graduate School of Public Health, is the new treasurer, and Maureen A. Jenkins, […]

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Office of Child Development honors Foerster >

June 22nd, 2000

Pitt's Office of Child Development (OCD) honored the late Allegheny County Commissioner Tom Foerster and his long-time commitment to children and family issues by dedicating its Family Support Training and Resource Center in Foerster's name. The June 13 ceremony was held at OCD East, in East Liberty. The center provides instruction, guidance, materials and technical […]

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Reception for retired University employees scheduled >

June 22nd, 2000

The Masonic Temple Ballroom will be the site of Pitt's annual faculty and staff retirees reception on June 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. For $5 per person, retired employees and guests can enjoy refreshments and renew acquaintances. Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is expected to attend the event. More than 400 people, including Pitt retirees, their […]

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