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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University October 22, 2007 | Vol. 37 No. 8

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The manners maven
For 10 years, P.M. Forni has navigated the little-studied world of civility

'The decline of civility is a social phenomenon that is being discussed now with the frequency and intensity that was not there 10 years ago,' says P.M. Forni, a professor of Italian literature in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences.

Though Pier Massimo Forni may jokingly refer to himself as "a self-appointed manners maven," he takes civility studies very seriously. Ten years ago this fall, Forni co-founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project — now known as the Civility Initiative at Johns Hopkins — and heightened the awareness of our need to be kind to each other.
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United Way: New fund to aid neighbors
The university's 2007 United Way of Central Maryland campaign, which kicks off today, will feature two new ways of giving. Most notably, employees will be able to designate all or part of their donation to the new Johns Hopkins Neighborhood Fund, which supports agencies that serve communities in close proximity to Johns Hopkins campuses and have a strong relationship with the university and its employees.
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Hopkins marks 30th anniversary of 'Callaloo'
Poetry and fiction readings, lectures, conversations and panel discussions will this week celebrate 30 years of continuous publication of Callaloo,the premier African Diaspora literary journal, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Goodnight, FUSE

Picture this: A wealth of free photos for nonprofit storytelling

Discovery: Tiny pinch from 'Z-ring' helps bacteria cells divide

Goal: Advancing country's global technological competitiveness

APL-led team's prosthetic arm honored by 'Popular Mechanics'

Bill Nye the Science Guy to speak at MSE Symposium

SAIS receives Gates grant to improve media coverage of global health issues

Carey Business School, MICA pair up for innovative marketing project

Health impact of populationwide weight loss in Cuba observed

Five-minute eye scan opens window to multiple sclerosis

Inside job: New radioactive agents for colon cancer work inside cells

Normal role for major schizophrenia risk gene identified

'QI' projects may — or may not — improve patient safety, outcomes

A sugar identified as key to malaria parasite invasion

Study: Working during adolescence increases risk of smoking


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