Dorothy Marie Lowry Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

Guest Lecture Series

Starting January 19, 2021

Register for Class Section #17725

HUM 204x: Modern World Culture

Faculty Moderator: Ms. Laura Hoffman

Due to the suspension of all in-person classes, there will be no scheduled live stream meetings for this class. Our Guest Lecturers will be recording their lectures and those Recordings will be posted in the Canvas site for this course.

The Dorothy Marie Lowry Distinguished Guest Lecture Series, presented by the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute each spring semester, welcomes fourteen local and national educators, artists, sociologists, scientists, political activists, and scholars to involve students in critical thought and discourse.

Recognized as a premier speaker series throughout South Orange County attracting over 300 students for each weekly lecture, the Emeritus Institute is pleased to promote lifelong learning by engaging students’ minds and bodies through the insight, education, and experiences of its distinguished guest lecturers. 

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Spring 2020 Dorothy Marie Lowry Distinguished Guest Lecturers

  • January 17, 2020 – Mr. Keith Sharon - The Story Behind the Story (Video Recording)
  • January 24, 2020 – Mr. William Steiner - Lessons Learned: The Orange County Bankruptcy and its Relationship to Wealth and Best Intentions (Video Recording).
  • January 31, 2020 – Dr. Joanna Roche - Ornamentation vs. Abstraction: The Dynamic Saga of 20th Century Graphic Design (Video Recording)
  • February 7, 2020 – Dr. Eric Handler - Social Determinants of Health: We Can Impact Change (Video Recording).
  • February 28, 2020 - Ms. Karen Schmauss - Behind the Scenes in the Justice System: Protecting the Littlest Victims (Video Recording).
  • March 6, 2020 - Ms. Deborah Ploghaus - The Justice System and Humane Treatment of Animals
  • March 13, 2020 - Cancelled
  • March 27, 2020 - Mr. David Kiff - Can Your City and Mine Ever Solve Homelessness? (Video Recording)
  • April 3, 2020 - Mr. David Plouffe - Art Theft, Looting, and Repatriation (Video Recording)
  • April 10, 2020 - Ms. Eileen Padberg - Out of My Lane. My 22 Months in Iraq (Video Recording)
  • April 17, 2020 - Mr. Rick Graves - An Alternate Vision: Distavision Long Format Imaging: Pushing Photography to its Extremes (Video Recording)
  • April 24, 2020 - Mr. Martin J. Smith - "Scripting Act Three*: (*or How I Learned to Live Deliberately, Love a Pregnant Moose, and Embrace a Life Far From the Madding Crowd) (Video Recording)
  • May 1, 2020 - Ms. Jean Pasco - Can We Survive Politics 2020? What History Tells Us (Video Recording)
  • May 8, 2020 - Ms. Laura Hoffman - Life Through the Lens: How Photography Changed the World (Video Recording)
  • May 15, 2020 - Dr. Greg Jenks - COVID-19, Climate Change, and Some Thoughts about the End of the World (Video Recording)

Speakers are subject to change without notice.