The Emeritus Institute of Saddleback College is hosting a Distinguished Guest Lecture Series from Friday, January 23 through Friday, May 15 at the Laguna Woods Village in the Clubhouse 3 Auditorium.
Those interested in participating are asked to register for the Distinguished Guest Lecture class (HUM 204X – Ticket #20025). All lectures are free of charge. Non-Laguna Woods Village residents must obtain a parking pass from Laguna Woods Village.
For further information, visit the college's website at www.saddleback.edu/emeritus or call 949-582-4936 or stop by the Emeritus Institute Office in Laguna Woods or Mission Viejo.
The opening lecture will feature Marissa Roth, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist and documentary photographer. The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal have published her work. Her distinguished career has taken her around the world. Photography assignments have spanned from Los Angeles to Afghanistan, India, Japan, Hungary, and the Philippines. She has numerous published books to her credit of which “Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet” will be the focus of her lecture. Award winning, having received a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News Photography, and nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Photography in 2003, Ms. Roth’s lecture promises to be both educational and entertaining.
Also scheduled to speak is Dr. Sidney H. Golub, Director of the Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at University of California, Irvine. He will discuss “Cures or Clones? The Facts and Frictions of Human Stem Cells.”
Other featured speakers include Dr. David Willner, lecturing on FDA & Medicinal Chemistry, Honorable Judge James Gray, lecturing on Our Drug Laws Have Failed. Assembly Member Don Wagner lecturing on “Sacramento Politics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Dr. Tod Burnett, President, Saddleback College, lecturing on “Passion for Saddleback College.” The series features nine additional prominent speakers.