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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University November 8, 2004 | Vol. 34 No. 11
In Brief


Computer, electronics recycling event set for Saturday at Eastern

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13, the Johns Hopkins University Recycling Program will collect unwanted computers and other small household electronics for recycling. The event, which will be held at Johns Hopkins at Eastern and is open to the public, is supported by a $10,000 grant from Dell Computers.

Televisions, computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, VCRs, DVD players and radios will be accepted; large appliances, batteries or other household items containing hazardous waste materials will not.

In addition to Dell and JHU Recycling, sponsors include Students for Environmental Action, JHU Purchasing, the National Recycling Coalition, Baltimore City Department of Public Works, JHU's Center for Social Concern and the Johns Hopkins Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs. For more information, call 410-516-5592 or send an e-mail to


JHU researchers evaluate global society in new book

Johns Hopkins researchers derail conventional beliefs about the nonprofit sector in Global Civil Society: Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector, the second volume of a book series evaluating global civil society.

The book outlines the scope, size, composition and financing of the civil sector in 36 countries and provides in-depth analysis of the civil society sector in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It shows that nonprofit organizations are hardly an exclusively American phenomenon; time, not money contributions, are more important to the economic and social impacts of nonprofit work; the nonprofit sector uses a larger labor force than ever believed; and government is a key source of nonprofit finance.

A new "global civil society index" reveals that the Netherlands has the most robust and sustainable civil society sector among the countries studied, followed by Norway. The United States is in third place.

Authors Lester M. Salamon and S. Wojciech Sokolowski produced the book in cooperation with a team of associates based in countries ranging from Uganda to Pakistan as part of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project.


Latest ties designed by pediatric patients to be unveiled Friday

This week, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers will premiere its Miracle Collection IX line of men's neckwear that ties together pediatric research, patient care and fashion to raise funds for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The ties are designed by pediatric patients at the center, and each design-among them, Sailboat With Sun, Falling Leaves, and Gift Package-signifies something important to the child. The ties will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12, at a fashion show in front of the Jos. A. Bank store at 100 E. Pratt St.


SAIS to host daylong conference on the future of Pakistan

The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is hosting a conference, "The Future of Pakistan: The Politics and Economics of Development in Pakistan," from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today, Nov. 8.

Hosted by the SAIS South Asia Studies Program, this conference will bring together some of Pakistan's best-known journalists and economists to analyze the specific character of Pakistan's social, economic and political challenges, and presents a picture of the country after 9/11, when questions of Pakistan's stability, both political and economic, came to the fore.

The conference, which will include a series of panel discussions, is being held in the Nitze Building's Kenney Auditorium.


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