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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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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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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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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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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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