Videos from the President

Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival - What will we think of next?

In this ongoing video series, President Destler invites the RIT family to "Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival" - Saturday, May 2. This episode gives a taste of what you will discover and reflects on last year's inaugural event. Imagine RIT has 400+ exhibits, interactive activities and live entertainment.

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Partnership with Rochester General Health System

In this ongoing video series, President Destler announces that RIT has entered into a strategic alliance with Rochester General Health System. An agreement between the two institutions will include RIT becoming the health system's official academic affiliate and RGHS becoming the university's official affiliated medical center.

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Conversations with President Destler - Video 5

In this ongoing video series, President Destler discusses RIT’s latest initiatives in the areas of sponsored research and scholarship. He also talks about RIT’s latest partnerships with business and industry.

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Conversations with President Destler - Video 4

“Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.” Save the date: Saturday, May 3 - 10 am to 4 pm.

In this ongoing video series, President Destler invites the RIT family to the inaugural "Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival" - May 3. This episode gives a taste of the upcoming festival, which now has 400+ exhibits and displays.

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Conversations with President Destler - Video 3

“Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.” Save the date: Saturday, May 3.
In this third video of the series, President Destler invites the RIT family to the inaugural “Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.”

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A Legacy of Leadership

Produced for the inauguration of RIT’s ninth president, this documentary shares reflections on the university’s history and the individuals who have helped guide it to increased prominence. The presentation salutes the accomplishments of each president and includes a biography of Dr. Bill Destler.

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Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration of RIT’s ninth president, Dr. William W. Destler, was held on Nov. 9, 2007, in Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

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Conversations with President Destler - Video 2

In this second video of the series, President Destler invites the RIT family back to campus for Brick City Homecoming, Oct. 4 - 7. He is joined by Student Government President Ed Wolf, who highlights the weekend's events. President Destler also continues to seek feedback from the RIT community.

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Opening Address

President Destler has a vision for the university that he believes is a call to national service: Lead higher education in innovation and creativity. He outlined his vision to faculty, staff and students at his inaugural opening address to the campus on Aug. 30. “Imagine RIT, not just as a ‘teaching university’ or a ‘research university’, but as the first ‘innovation university’,” Destler said to an audience at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

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Conversations with President Destler - Video 1

President Destler wants feedback from the RIT community. What are your thoughts on creating an Innovative Festival at RIT? How about a corporate R&D center on campus? Through this series of videos, Destler will share his ideas and engage the RIT family.

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