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Throughout the year, Embry-Riddle is host to a number of incredible special events open not just to university students, faculty and staff--but to the entire surrounding Prescott and Quad-City community as well. Please check back often to see what new and exciting events are coming to campus.

November

Yavapai Ninety-Nines Aviation Speaker Series Event

The Yavapai Ninety-Nines of Arizona will be hosting a one-day aviation speaker series featuring the women professors and staff of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University discussing topics ranging from aviation psychology to meteorology and much more. The day will include a showing in the university's new planetarium as well as a tour of the Robertson Aircraft Accident Investigation Laboratory. All are welcome. 

For more information please contact the Yavapai Ninety-Nines at ninetyninespc@gmail.com.

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Sat. Nov. 10 -

Breakfast: 8am;

Speaker Series: 9am - 4pm

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Expedition America

In late April 2016 Draken Harald Hårfagre, the worlds largest viking ship built in modern times, left her home port in Haugesund, Norway and sailed off for a challenging voyage across the North Atlantic Ocean. The aim was to explore and relive one of the most mythological sea voyages – the first transatlantic crossing, and the Viking discovery of the New World, more than a thousand years ago. History tells us about the Viking explorer, Leif Eriksson, who discovered America over 500 years before Christopher Columbus. The expedition was all about exploring the world, just like the Vikings did.

Sat. Nov. 10 & 13 - Various Showtimes - Approx. 70 mins. The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

The First Moments of 9/11 From Inside Boston Center: Tom Morin & Peter Zalewski

The College of Aviation will be hosting this seminar with Tom Morin and Peter Zalewski, former Boston ARTCC controllers, who will relate their first-hand experiences on September 11, 2001.

On September 11, 2001, America experienced the unimaginable when commercial aircraft were hijacked and intentionally crashed in heinous acts of terrorism. Boston Center, the Air Traffic Control facility in Nashua, NH, was the first to experience a hijacking. American 11 was on the frequency of air traffic controller Peter Zalewski when there were indications of a problem. Within minutes it was evident the aircraft had been hijacked. 

There were 14 air traffic control facilities that were directly affected with the aircraft and airspace involved that day. Tom Morin, also a Boston Center air traffic controller and member of the national team in charge of crisis response for the ATC workforce at the time, shares the broader details of that particular day and the days and weeks that followed. In the context of that day’s timeline, Peter will share his very personal story of what that day at work was like and how it changed his life forever. 

A word of caution. There is sometimes strong language and emotional content associated with this story.

No audio or video recording please. Peter and Tom will be available after the presentation for questions, comments and photos.

Wed. Nov. 14 - 10am - 11:30am Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium

PechaKucha Night

PechaKucha Night is where people show 20 images and talk for 20 seconds about each image. The theme of this PechaKucha Night will be 'International', meaning people can talk about anything related to travel, global education, international art, food, etc. Please see the flyer and read more about PechaKucha Night at:

https://www.pechakucha.org/faq

Community members are encouraged to participate in the presentations. 

Wed. Nov. 14 - 7:00pm  Student Union Lower Hangar

International Education Week Keynote Speaker Amy Longa - Now American: A Refugee Experience

From growing up in war-torn Africa (both in Uganda and South Sudan) to working for the United Nations and the International Rescue Committee, hear Ms. Longa's inspiring journey and learn what it means to be 'global' when we cross borders for different reasons, with different privileges, and with different outcomes...

Read Amy Longa's Biography

Thurs. Nov. 15 - 4:30pm Student Union Lower Hangar

Science Speaker Series Presentation: Vacuum Production of Electromagnetic Radiation by Gravitational Waves

Presented by Dr. Preston Jones, Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Our research on the production of very low frequency (VLF) electromagnetic radiation generated from the vacuum by gravitational waves will be presented. The possibility of direct detection of VLF electromagnetic counterpart radiation by space-based instruments is discussed. Finally we will consider future projects and the potential importance of this phenomenon in astrophysics, multi-messenger astronomy, cosmology, particle physics, and studies of the limits on general relativity violations.

Fri. Nov. 16 - 12pm Davis Learning Center (DLC)

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Prescott Fall Night Sky

At last, the fall season is upon us! Let's explore some of the constellations, planets, and other parts of the universe that are visible to us here in Prescott at this time of year. 

Fri. Nov. 16 - Sat. Nov. 17 - Various Showtimes - Approx. 45 mins. The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium
Wrestling Home Meet vs. Life Pacific
Fri. Nov. 16 - 6pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Wrestling Home Meet

ERAU Mile High Open

Sat. Nov. 17 - 10am Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Honors Program Invited Speaker: Richard Tatem - The Art and Science of Building Trust by Building Connections

Richard Tatem is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel with 30 years of experience on both active duty and in the reserves as a leader, educator, facilitator, and aviator. Now a professional facilitator, coach, and educator, Richard specializes in helping individuals and organizations become better versions of themselves--because better people and better organizations perform better, both in and out of the work environment. His work focuses on helping employees improve their commitment to their core values. 

Read more about Richard Tatem

Wed. Nov. 28 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm Davis Learning Center (DLC)
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. Westcliff
Fri. Nov. 30 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Distinguished Cyber Intelligence & Security Speaker Series: Nina Vajda - Symphonic Artistry of Aviation Cyber Intrusions

Nina Vajda is Honeywell Aerospace’s Chief Engineer for Cyber Security. She is responsible for oversight of the development and implementation of security controls in embedded system architectures and networks for commercial transport and business / general aviation aircraft, space and defense equipment and satellite communications. 

This presentation will discuss aircraft network topologies including attack vectors, challenges associated with legacy systems, hardware design and common, known software vulnerabilities that create opportunities for attackers to exploit while aircraft parked at the gate, during taxi, takeoff and landing. We will explore various aviation cyberattack use cases, including the anatomy of an attack. Finally, we will discuss cutting edge technologies, specifically developed for the aviation industry to thwart targeted aviation cyberattacks.

Fri. Nov. 30 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm Davis Learning Center (DLC) Auditorium

The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium Presents: Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by key space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries in 2015. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.

Fri. Nov. 30 - Various Showtimes - Approx. 30 mins. The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium

December

Men's Basketball Home Game vs. SAGU-American Indian University
Mon. Dec. 3 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Wrestling Home Meet vs. Eastern Oregon
Sat. Dec. 15 - 6pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Grace
Tue. Dec. 18 - 6pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Lincoln Christian
Thur. Dec. 20 - 1pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. Doane
Thur. Dec. 20 - 4pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Bethesda
Fri. Dec. 28 - 6pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

January 

Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Univ. of Antelope Valley
Thur. Jan. 10 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. Univ. of Antelope Valley
Thur. Jan. 10 - 7:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. La Sierra
Sat. Jan. 12 - 6:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. La Sierra
Sat. Jan. 12 - 8:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Benedictine-Mesa
Sat. Jan. 26 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Wrestling Home Meet vs. Montana State-Northern
Sat. Jan. 26 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. Benedictine-Mesa
Sat. Jan. 26 - 4pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Simpson
Thur. Jan. 31 - 5:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. SImpson
Thur. Jan. 31 - 7:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

February

Wrestling Home Meet vs. Univ. of Providence
Fri. Feb. 1 - 7pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. California-Merced
Sat. Feb. 2 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. California-Merced
Sat. Feb. 2 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Wrestling Home Meet vs. Southern Oregon Sat. Feb. 2 - TBA Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Cal St.-Maritime
Thur. Feb. 14 - 5:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. Cal St.-Maritime
Thur. Feb. 14 - 7:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Women's Basketball Home Game vs. Pacific Union
Sat. Feb. 16 - 6:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Men's Basketball Home Game vs. Pacific Union Sat. Feb. 16 - 8:30pm Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

March

Men's Golf

Day 1 - ERAU Spring Invitational

Mon. Mar. 11 - TBA Prescott, Ariz. - Antelope Hills South GC

Women's Golf 

Day 1 - ERAU Spring Invitational

Mon. Mar. 11 - TBA Prescott, Ariz. - Antelope Hills South GC

Men's Golf

Day 2 - ERAU Spring Invitational

Tue. Mar. 12 - TBA Prescott, Ariz. - Antelope Hills South GC

Women's Golf 

Day 2 - ERAU Spring Invitational

Tue. Mar. 12 - TBA Prescott, Ariz. - Antelope Hills South GC

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