Honors Series Events

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, 2017 - 2018

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. 

robert glennon

Tuesday, October 3, 2017: Robert Glennon
Imagining Our Water Future

Internationally renowned water resource expert, and best-selling author of Unquenchable. With his deep grasp of the scientific, historical, economic and legal issues associated with America’s water predicament, Robert Glennon gives audiences a comprehensive understanding of why a water shortage is imminent and what it will take to save the country’s dwindling supply. With detailed, actionable suggestions, he lays out an attainable vision for a sustainable water future and helps audience members to identify their role in contributing to this growing cause of concern.


ETHEL, with Robert Mirabal

Wednesday, November 15, 2017: ETHEL, with Robert Mirabal
In Concert

Continuing a deeply successful six-year collaboration inspired by ceremonies dedicated to the Sun, ETHEL and Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder and three time GRAMMY® Award winner present their next evolution of the cross-cultural concert experience. The inspiration this time is Water as the embodiment of Spirit, and its essential role in Life on Earth. The audience is immersed in a flow of music, narrative, and ritual that evokes timeless Native American traditions through contemporary musical artistry. As delivered by these master performers, the effect is breathtaking, even ecstatic.


John McCutcheon

Wednesday, February 7, 2018: An Evening with John McCutcheon
In Concert

A one-man musical tour de force, John McCutcheon has been called “one of the best musicians in the USA” by Pete Seeger, and “the most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by Johnny Cash. Prolific singer/songwriter, storyteller, and master of the guitar, banjo, fiddle, keyboards, and hammer dulcimer, as well as 7 time Grammy Award nominee, an evening with John McCutcheon is an unforgettable experience.


Kentaro ToyamaWednesday, February 28, 2018: Kentaro Toyama
Will Technology Really Solve Our Problems?

It’s a common enough refrain: technology will save the world. But can laptops and cellphones really enact social change? In his highly acclaimed 2015 book Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology, Kentaro Toyama debunks the claims of tech zealots and reveals why humans are more effective than gadgets. In our quest for better learning, stronger communities, and global poverty reduction, Toyama shows that social challenges are best met with deeply social solutions. Kentaro Toyama, formerly with Microsoft, is W.K. Kellogg Associate Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information and a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT.

Past Honors Series Events

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017: The Hot Club of San Francisco
    Postcards from Gypsyland
  • 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
    Charismatic Machine
  • Monday, October 5, 2015: Fredi Lajvardi
    Inspiring Creativity through Science
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015: Scott Dikkers
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Anya Kamenetz
    The Test
  • Monday, February 8, 2016: David Linden
    Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016: Caladh Nua
    In Concert
  • 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.

 

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