The Honors Series offers topics of interest to a broad spectrum of students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
When possible, the areas of expertise of the presenters are closely tied to the themes of Honors seminars. Presenters spend a class period with seminar students and also address a larger audience during a separately scheduled event.
Honors Series, 2016 - 2017
The events begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, Lemerand Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017:
The Hot Club of San Francisco
Postcards from Gypsyland
The Hot Club of San Francisco plays the gypsy jazz music of guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli and the original Hot Club de France. This unique jazz form recalls Paris in the 1930s and offers a swinging beat with a sweet melody. The Hot Club performs many of the original works by Reinhardt and Grappelli and incorporates original works by guitarist Paul Mehling and violinist Evan Price. Other composers such as Claude Debussy and “Jelly Roll” Morton make appearances as well. An evening with The Hot Club of San Francisco offers a night of unforgettable music.
For events information, call 386-226-6650.
Past Honors Series Events
- Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Graeme Wood
What ISIS Really Wants
- Monday, January 23, 2017: Charlie Miller
If You Build It, I Can Break It
- Monday, February 6, 2017: Heather Knight
- Monday, October 5, 2015: Fredi Lajvardi
Inspiring Creativity through Science
- Tuesday, November 3, 2015: Scott Dikkers
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Anya Kamenetz
- Monday, February 8, 2016: David Linden
Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind
- Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Caladh Nua
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014: Sean Carroll
The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
- Friday, October 24, 2014: The Turtle Island Quartet
- January 28, 2015: Fred Haise
Failure is Not An Option
- April 10, 2015: Maharajah Flamenco Trio
An Evening of Music featuring, “Music of Mystery and Imagination”
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 6:45-7:45 p.m.: Bill Rosemann
"Super-Heroes on (and off) the Page"
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:30-8:30 p.m.: UF Biology Professor Jamie Gillooly
"Art and Engineering: The Bookends of Discovery"
- Friday, February 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Abigail Washburn, Kai Welch, and Wu Fei
"Introducing... the Wu-Force!"
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.: Dan Korte
"Why be an engineer."
- Monday, October 08, 2012: David Wolman
"The End of Money"
- Wednesday, November 07, 2012: Arthur Bergles
"Energy and Water Everywhere, but Not a Drop..."
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012: Dr. Lewis Duncan
"Robo Sapiens: Technology and our Emergent Transhuman Future"
- Monday, February 04, 2013: Jack Weatherford
"Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan"
- Friday, February 15, 2013: John McCutcheon
"An Evening with John McCutheon"
- Monday, October 10, 2011: Peter Bergen
"The Awakening: How Revolutionaries, Barack Obama and Ordinary Muslims are Remaking the Middle East (and What it Means for Oil, Israel, Terrorism and America)"
- Wednesday, February 1, 2012: James Bradley
"Doing the Impossible"
- Thursday, March 1, 2012: Dr. Vladimir Golubev
"Eyes in the Sky: How MAV Research Brings Science Fiction to Reality"
First Annual ERAU Researcher of the Year Lecture
- Tuesday, April 3, 2012: Captain Al Haynes
"Teamwork in Crisis: The Story of Flight 232"
- Monday, October 11, 2010: Arun Gandhi
"Lessons from Grandfather"
- Monday, November 22, 2010: Norman Augustine
"Aerospace: Past, Present and Future"
- Monday, January 31, 2011: Steven Solomon
"Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilization"
- Monday, February 28, 2011: George Michelsen Foy
"Zero Decibels: The Search for Absolute Silence"
- Wednesday, March 9, 2011: Fabien Cousteau
"The Ocean Adventures"
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010: Homer Hickam
"Dare to Dream” in “An Evening with Homer Hickam"
- Monday, October 12, 2009: Jerome Ringo
"The Green Economy: America’s New Frontier"
- Monday, November 16, 2009: Dr. Bruce Jakosky
"Science, Society and the Search for Life Elsewhere"
- Monday, January 25, 2009: Carbon Sciences CEO, Byron Elton
"Carbon as an Answer, not Just an Enemy"
- Monday, November 10, 2008: Pete Earley
"Inside the Mind of a Traitor"
- Monday, December 1, 2008: Dr. Mike Brown
"How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming"
- Monday, February 2, 2009: General Russel Honore
"The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina"
- Monday, February 23, 2009: Dr. Raymond Tanter
"U.S. Policy Toward Iran"
- Monday, March 30, 2009: Dr. Padraig O'Malley
"Efforts at Peace and Reconciliation in Iraq"
Faculty Speaker Series
Since its inception, the Honors Program has sponsored a monthly lecture series featuring members of the Embry-Riddle faculty. The talks (known informally as the Feed Your Head series) also include pizza, beverages, and plenty of informal discussion for everyone.