The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 12, 2003
May 12, 2003
VOL. 32, NO. 34


In Brief

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

SAIS to hold forum on seeking justice for Iraq

SAIS will hold a forum, "Seeking Justice for Iraq: Who Will Shuffle the Deck of Cards?" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The event, hosted by the Swiss Foundation for World Affairs at SAIS, will feature a panel discussion about who should bring to justice the 55 top leaders of the fallen Iraqi regime, and who should bring to justice those who will possibly be indicted in the future but are not included in the American-created deck of cards.

Panelists include Carla del Ponte, chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals in the Hague; Stephen Schwebel, former president of the International Court of Justice; Ruth Wedgwood, director of the SAIS International Law and Organization Program; and Frank Smyth, freelance journalist and the Washington representative for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The event will be held in the Kenney Auditorium of the Nitze Building. Non-SAIS affiliates should RSVP to or 202-663-5942.

SOM prof Peter Rabins to talk about his book on Alzheimer's

The May lecture of the Johns Hopkins University Press Neighborhood Author Series will feature Peter V. Rabins and his best-selling book, The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life.

Now in a large-print edition, the book is considered the "bible" for families caring for people with Alzheimer disease; translations and adaptations have been published all over the world.

The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at the Episcopal Diocesan Center on the corner of North Charles Street and University Parkway.

Rabins, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the School of Medicine, will open the floor to questions after his talk. Possible topics include the evaluation of persons with dementia, hospice care, assisted living facilities, financing care and new medical research in areas such as drugs, genetics and diagnostic tests.

The book will be available for purchase, discounted for the Neighborhood Author Series ($16 including tax; regularly $19.95 plus tax).

The series is organized by the Office of Community Affairs and the JHU Press.

Lecture on botanical gardens at Baltimore Flower Mart

Beautifully illustrated 19th-century horticultural books from the George Peabody Library collection will be featured in an illustrated lecture at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at the Engineer's Club at 11 W. Mount Vernon Place. The event is part of the Baltimore Flower Mart.

Doug Behr, a landscape designer as well as a senior graphic designer in the Office of Design and Publications at Homewood, will discuss how these plant materials are used in 21st-century landscape design.

Books on display will include the Plantarum Historia Succulentarum by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, featuring the stunning color plates of Pierre-Joseph Redoute, and Charles Sprague Sargent's The Silva of North America, with the exquisitely detailed engravings of Charles Edward Faxon.