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Distinguished Guest Lecture Series (DGLS)

View lectures held at the YC libraries featuring YC faculty, YC staff, and community members. All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Spring 2022

The Lovely Works of Marriage: Sexual Politics in Ancient Crete
The Lovely Works of Marriage: Sexual Politics in Ancient Crete

with Dr. Brandelyn Andres

Tracking the Dramatic Spark
Tracking the Dramatic Spark

with Michael Grady

We come in peace
We Come in Peace

with Jerald Monahan

Reflections on Solitude: Some Lessons from Quarantine
Reflections on Solitude: Some Lessons from Quarantine

with Dr. Andrew Winters

Engage Your Brain for Learning Calming and Just Simple Ease in Living

with Frank Cardamone

Applied Principles in Software Engineering

with Matt Borja

The DGLS was on hiatus Fall 2020 to Fall 2021.

Spring 2020

Drawing the Line: Historical Connections in the Music of Caroline Shaw

with Joshua Harper

Living a Meaningful Life

with Dr. Andrew Winters

Fall 2019

Healthy Boundaries in Everyday Life

with Chris Hout

Shakespeare: The Late Blooming Feminist

with Heather "Scottie" Scott

Free Will and Other Fantasies

with Dr. Michael Davis

Women of STEM – Ancient, Past, and Present

with Dr. Barbara Mace

dgls video coming soon
An Ethical Approach to Science and Medicine

with Dr. Andrew Winters

Spring 2019

Happiness Without Pleasure

with Dr. Andrew Winters

How to Make Time for Creativity

with Hilary Dartt

Powerful Women of the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

with Stephanie Menei

Quantum Physics for Dummies

with Dr. Michael Davis

How We Don't Talk About Grief

with Laraine Herring

Fall 2018

How to Become Your Own Movie Reviewer

with Helen Stephenson

The Thin-lipped Creature

with Dr. Barb Waak

What Are You Afraid Of? Making Horror Without Monsters

with Dr. Andrew Winters


with Carol Hammond

Reincarnation: Faith or Fact?

with Dr. Michael Davis

King Arthur: Reflections

with Romy Harder

Spring 2018

Fostering Puppies & Dogs

with Sheri Denny

Should College Tuition be Free?

with Dr. Penny Wills

Who Wrote the New Testament

with Dr. Michael Davis

Sing a New Song: Creativity, Community, Voice and Healing

with Meg Bohrman

Who Will I Be When I Am Older?

with Dennis Garvey

Technology: What Is It Doing To Us?

with Dr. Mark Shelley