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Forni discusses Choosing Civility, college common reading book

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P.M. Forni
P.M. Forni, author of Choosing Civility, will discuss the book that was the subject of this year’s common reading program at Penn State Berks on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Beaver Community Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Most people would agree that thoughtful behavior and common decency are in short supply in today’s hurried world of e-mails, cell phones, and multitasking. In Choosing Civility, Forni identifies the twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively with others. In clear and witty language, he also provides examples of how to put each rule into practice. A native of Italy, Forni is an award-winning professor at Johns Hopkins University and co-founder of the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, whose aim was to assess the significance of civility, manners, and politeness in contemporary society.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 610-396-6076.
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