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President Destler announces 2017 retirement
William W. Destler, RIT’s ninth president, announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. Read about Destler’s accomplishments and the search for RIT’s 10th president in a special issue of News & Events Daily.

Innovation and creativity on display
The ninth annual Imagine RIT festival featured battling robots, portable coffee makers, glass blowing and devices to help people with mobility issues among the 400 exhibits.
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RIT hosts Microelectronic Engineering Conference
The 34th annual conference features top researchers in nanotechnologies, trends in silicon wafer production and photovoltaics development.
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RIT held its ninth annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival on Saturday. The 2016 festival featured more than 400 interactive exhibits in science, technology, the arts and more, plus live entertainment. watch video »

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RIT on TV: Men’s lacrosse wins league title
WHEC-TV reports on the men’s lacrosse team’s fifth straight Liberty League title. watch video »

Student Newsmakers
Student presents poster at conference
Claire Ryan, a fourth-year psychology major from Glenview, Ill., presented a poster on health literacy and deaf college students at the Student Research Forum of the National Conference in Health Disparities in Washington, D.C., on March 1.
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K.S.V. Santhanam, Gerald Takacs, Massoud Miri, Alla Bailey, Thomas Allston and Roman Press, professors in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science, co-authored Clean Energy: Hydrogen/Fuel Cells Laboratory Manual, published by World Scientific. more Newsmakers »

Sports News
Men’s lacrosse wins fifth straight Liberty League title
The top-seeded men’s lacrosse team defeated third seed Rensselaer 15-5 on Sunday in the Liberty League Men’s Lacrosse Championship. The Tigers will play John Carroll University in the first round of the 2016 NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship on Wednesday.
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RIT in the News
RIT president Destler to retire next year
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RIT's President Destler announces 2017 retirement
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Rochester Business Journal
RIT president announces plan to retire
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RIT President Bill Destler is retiring
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Democrat and Chronicle
RIT president Destler is retiring
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RIT President Bill Destler Announces He'll Retire Next Year
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RIT's Barry Culhane learns how to walk after paralysis; champions school's groundbreaking work
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Democrat and Chronicle
RIT defeats RPI for Liberty League title
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Time Warner Cable News
Young Inventors Present Ideas at Imagine RIT
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Imagining New Access & Inclusion Technology
Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival featured more »

Democrat and Chronicle
Imagine RIT Festival sees growing attendance every year
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Upcoming Events
Open house: RIT Observatory, until 2:30 p.m. today, 645 John St.

Bow Wow Wellness: De-stress with therapy dogs, 4–5:30 p.m. today, SAU Fireside Lounge

Performance: Outdoor performance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 7:45 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Infinity Quad, bring your own chair or blanket

Information session: Study abroad in Rwanda, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Golisano Hall, room 1455

Hale lecture series: “Influences on Privacy as a Professional Practice in Mobile Application Development,” Katie Shilton, University of Maryland, 4 p.m. Thursday, Eastman Hall, room 2000

Presentation: “The Feminist Movement: the Scandinavian Model,” Despina Tzimoula, Malmo University, noon Friday, McKenzie Commons, Liberal Arts Hall

Farewell reception: Honoring Kevin McDonald, vice president and associate provost for diversity and inclusion, 3 p.m. Friday, SAU Fireside Lounge

Late-night breakfast: 9:30–11 p.m. Friday, Gracie’s, Grace Watson Hall

Retirement celebration: In honor of Harvey Palmer, dean, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, 4–5:30 p.m. May 16, University Gallery (RSVP)

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Baseball: RIT 7—12, Bard 3—8

Baseball: RIT 19—17, Bard 4—2 (May 7)

Men’s track/field: NYSCTC Championship, 6th of 13 - 76 points (May 6)

Women’s track/field: NYSCTC Championship, 5th of 13 - 67 points (May 6)

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2017 Commencement
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President Destler announces retirement
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Men’s hockey in 2015 NCAA Midwest Regional
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