About the Series

Unselfish service has a lasting effect on what it touches. The unselfish touch of Alice Louise Reynolds can still be felt at Brigham Young University. The Harold B. Lee Library can trace its beginnings to a committee on which Miss Reynolds served, first as a member and later as chair. She devoted many years to building the dream of a large and comprehensive university library at BYU. Today the Harold B. Lee Library stands as a monument to her dedication and vision.

This lecture series has been established to honor Alice Louise Reynolds and to feature women in scholarship. It is through the generosity of members of the Alice Louise Reynolds Clubs and other Friends of the Library that the endowment for this annual lectureship has been made possible.

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The Editor Abroad: Travels with Alice

Susan S. Rugh

March 14, 2019


The Power of Books

Sandra Rogers

March 30, 2018


God’s Mercy for Women in Every Time and Land

Camille Fronk Olson

March 30, 2017


Bouncing and Boiling Droplets on Slippery Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Julie Crockett

March 31, 2016


Simulation in Nursing Education

Patricia K. Ravert

March 5, 2015


The Portrayal of Disabilities in Children’s Literature

Mary Anne Prater

April 3, 2014


Let Your Light Shine

Mary H. Farahnakian

April 3, 2013


Cheat the Asylum of a Victim: George Albert Smith’s Illness 1909 – 1912

Mary Jane Woodger

March 12, 2012


Viewing Disabilities through a Gospel Lens

Tina T. Dyches

November 4, 2010


I Can’t Think Straight: Critical Illness and Why the Brain Matters

Ramona O. Hopkins

November 12, 2009


Encounters at the Edge of the Solar System: Off the Map, Things Get Strange

Jani Radebaugh

November 21, 2008


Heroines, Harpies and Housewives: Women of Consequence in the Dutch Golden Age

Martha Peacock

November 29, 2007


BMP-2: An Old Protein in a New Place

Laura Bridgewater

October 5, 2006


Established and Ascending: Cleopatra VII Surveys Her Realm

Cecilia Peek

November 4, 2004


A Woman and Her Words: The Personal Writings of Emmeline B. Wells

Carol Madsen

April 3, 2003


From Alpine to Aleppo: The Booth Journals as Chronicle and Catalyst of LDS Growth in the Middle East

James A. Toronto

April 3, 2002


The Saints Joseph Smith Knew and Loved

Susan Easton Black

March 28, 2001


Loss of Self: the Only Way to Truth

Roger R. Keller

March 8, 1995


“Tryed and Purified as Gold”: Mormon Women's “Lives”

Maureen Ursenbach Beecher

March 17, 1994


The Paradise of Plants: Realizing the Promise of 16th Century Botany for 21st Century Medicine

Paul Alan Cox

April 8, 1993


Discovering Columbus’ Crew

De Lamar Jensen

April 2, 1992


Louisa May Alcott at BYU

Madeleine B. Stern

March 21, 1991


“Biting Sour Apples in the Gumwood Shade” : Women and the Function of Memory

Marilyn Arnold

April 3, 1990


Root and Wings

Esther Eggersen Peterson

September 22, 1988