The manners maven
For 10 years, P.M. Forni has navigated the little-studied
world of civility
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
of our need to be kind to each other.
United Way: New fund to aid
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.
Hopkins marks 30th anniversary of
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
published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.