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Imagine RIT... What will we think of next?

Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival opens up a world of intrigue each spring at Rochester Institute of Technology. This presentation takes you “undercover” to investigate the top-secret highlights of this awe-inspiring event.

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President Destler's Address to the Community

First of all, welcome back! It's hard to believe that Rebecca and I are now in our fourth year at RIT, but the time has flown and it has been a privilege to work with all of you to move this remarkable university forward. This past year has been one of the most important in the history of RIT, so let's look back a bit and congratulate ourselves on what we collectively accomplished. But first, take a big breath...

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Imagine RIT Public Service Announcement

The third Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival is rapidly approaching. Don’t miss all of the fun and excitement on May 1. It’s free and open to the public.

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The place innovators call home

By embracing collaboration, the new Center For Student Innovation is a hub of creativity, technology, and exploration. Student-teams and faculty from all corners of RIT now have a place to develop new projects and entrepreneurial pursuits. See for yourself.

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Imagine RIT... What will we think of next?

Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival opens up a world of intrigue each spring at Rochester Institute of Technology. This presentation takes you “undercover” to investigate the top-secret highlights of this awe-inspiring event.

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Dr. Destler’s Green Vehicle Challenge recap

Ten custom-built vehicles compete to see who could use least amount of energy

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Imagine RIT press conference

Rochester Institute of Technology held a pre-event rally on April 14 for Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, featuring this year's TV commercial and the unveiling of the official festival poster.

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Imagine RIT commercial

Check out the 30 second commercial that has hit the Rochester airwaves to advertise the second annual Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

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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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A Tour of Today's RIT

In this ongoing video series, President Destler discusses how campus has changed in recent years. New buildings are highlighted.

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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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Steel Bridge Team

Building a bridge to innovation! Students from the civil engineering technology program in RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology showed off a steel bridge they fabricated themselves for a regional competition. They were judged in such areas as aesthetics and construction time.

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Smoking Machine

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your health. RIT faculty and students have created a smoking machine that simulates the real-time effects of cigarettes on various organs in the human body.

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Roomba Robots

Visitors were invited to test drive a Roomba Robot! Faculty and students in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences programmed the popular machines to do various things with the addition of a small external computer called a Gumstix.

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Immersive Projection

Immerse yourself and your friends in a virtual world! RIT has developed immersive projection technology that allows multiple users to be surrounded by panoramic video, much like you would experience at the Strasenburgh Planetarium at the Rochester Museum and Science Center.

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Dr. Destler’s Green Vehicle Challenge

As part of this year’s Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, President Destler challenges the RIT community to a Green Vehicle Challenge!

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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 Innovation 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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Imagine RIT - Feature

Take a tour of the inaugural Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. This video presentation offers just a sample of the many highlights from May 3, 2008, that helped make the debut Imagine RIT such a success.

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Imagine RIT - Feature (short)

Take a tour of the inaugural Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival. This video presentation offers just a sample of the many highlights from May 3, 2008, that helped make the debut Imagine RIT such a success.

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Convocation 2008

In recognition of 41 years of service to RIT, Provost Stanley McKenzie delivered the keynote address at Academic Convocation on May 23 in Gordon Field House and Activities Center; Professor Emeritus Eugene Fram, who has retired from RIT after 51 years of teaching, was recognized with the Presidential Medallion; and President Bill Destler conferred degrees on more than 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Can you imagine?

RIT faculty and staff have created a special theme song and music video in honor of the inaugural Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

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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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Imagine RIT commercial

Check out the 30 second commercial that has hit the Rochester airwaves to advertise the inaugural Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival.

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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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Imagine RIT video news release

RIT students are taking up the challenge to showcase their innovative and creative talents as part of Imagine RIT. After months of planning, many of the festival’s exhibits are starting to take shape. RIT graduate student Amanda Wade explains how it will all come together.

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Imagine RIT informational session

On December 12th, President Destler met with students, faculty, and staff to discuss 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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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" - May 3. President Destler also continues to seek feedback from the RIT community. Through this series of videos, Destler will share his ideas and engage the RIT family.

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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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RIT announces The Golisano Institute for Sustainability

RIT President Bill Destler and B. Thomas Golisano announced at a Sept. 12 ceremony a $10 million gift from Golisano to RIT to create The Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

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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 2007

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 in his first 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 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center.

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Convocation 2007

RIT welcomed President Bill Clinton as Academic Convocation keynote speaker on May 25. The university also marks two milestones during its 122nd Commencement: RIT’s living-alumni population surpasses 100,000, as 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students—members of the Class of 2007—accept their diplomas May 25-26; and RIT President Albert Simone presides over his final Commencement. Simone retires June 30 following 15 years as RIT president.

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