Events

As part of Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17, a panel of top community legal experts discussed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University the current and persistent challenges of the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unreasonable search and seizures.
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This week, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide campuses in Hawaii will hold its commencement ceremony with guest speaker Richard N. Shizuru, Deputy Branch Head, G-1 Plans and Operations Branch, Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC), United States Marine Corps.
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Embry-Riddle Humanities Professor Dr. Ashley Lear will offer a free public discussion of her new book, The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow, at the Florida Heritage Book Festival at Flagler College Ringhaver Student Center, Room 201, St. Augustine, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.
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International airline pilot, author and doctoral student Karlene Petitt will serve as commencement speaker for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide’s Seattle Campus next month. The commencement ceremony, which will include 65 undergraduate and graduate degree candidates, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Museum of Flight, 9404 E Marginal Way South, Seattle. Representing more than 20 states, the graduating class consists of 3 active/reserve service members and 6 veterans of the United States armed forces.
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A worldwide pilot shortage and new, innovative ways to enhance aviation training are key discussions this week in Daytona Beach, Fla. at the 2018 National Training Aircraft Symposium: The Changing Role of the Pilot, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The conference features presentations and keynotes speakers from NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Piedmont Airlines, the Aviation Technician Education Council, the Air Line Pilots Association and the U.S. Air Force, among others.
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The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Unit at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus hosted an awards ceremony for a WWII veteran who was formally presented with his Air Medal and three other medals after more than 70 years of service.
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Receiving her third Legion of Merit, U.S. Air Force Col. Kimberley Ramos was honored for outstanding service as the retiring commander of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 157 on Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach Campus.
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Dr. Richard “Pat” Anderson, director of the Eagle Flight Research Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, described efforts to shape the future of aviation, during the Lindbergh Innovation Forum at the 2018 EAA AirVenture show.
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Attendees at this year’s EAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin are invited to take a fascinating virtual ride with Amelia Earhart on her final flight, courtesy of aviation historian Dr. Leo F. Murphy, a professor of aeronautical science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Murphy, a 30-year U.S. Navy veteran and an open ocean navigator who learned to fix his aircraft’s position based on the sun, moon and stars before the days of GPS, will explain what might have happened immediately before Earhart, her navigator Fred Noonan and their aircraft disappeared in the Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
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Using GPS, laser sensors and cameras, Embry-Riddle’s autonomous boat moved across a pond, identifying floating buoys of different colors and sizes while maneuvering through an aquatic obstacle course as part of the 11th International RoboBoat Competition, held this past weekend at Reed Canal Park in South Daytona, Florida. The competition was organized by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) RoboNation and the Office of Naval Research.
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Kimberly J. Becker, president and CEO of San Diego County Regional Airport, will serve as commencement speaker for Embry-Riddle Worldwide San Diego (California) Campus’ Spring graduation ceremony.
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Microsoft Corp. will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) at the Jacksonville Community Campus serving Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday, June 1, at the Duval County Veterans Memorial Wall. MSSA in Jacksonville is a reflection of the need to provide service members with training and certifications before they transition out of the military, and Microsoft’s strong commitment to the veteran community.
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Graduates, government and corporate partners, and university representatives were among those who attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Europe commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at the Lufthansa Training and Conference Centre in Seeheim, Germany. 
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide-Pensacola (Fla.), Campus will hold its commencement ceremony with guest speaker The Honorable Ashton Hayward III, Mayor of Pensacola, at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd.
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Historically considered the Mother’s Day flower, thousands of white carnations were distributed at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Commencement Monday at the Ocean Center in honor of mothers who provided graduates with a strong foundation.
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