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The New Polytechnic: Collaboration and Leadership Across Disciplines and Sectors
to Address Urgent Global Challenges
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By Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
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Although the New Polytechnic is “new,” it has ancient roots.
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“I define the New Polytechnic as an entirely fresh collaborative endeavor merging across a multiplicity of disciplines, sectors, and global regions.”
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Also read the U.S News & World Report Op-ed
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Speeches by Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

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For additional information or transcripts, please contact Allison Newman.

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2016

The Unique Personality of Rensselaer
Faculty Welcome Back Reception
9/1/16

Essential Connections
First Year Convocation
8/28/16

Embarked Upon A Great Experience
First Year Family Reception
8/23/16

A Polyphonic Education
Opening Night with the Philadelphia Orchestra
Saratoga Spa State Park

8/4/16

A Transformative Time
Rensselaer Banquet
Beijing, China

6/25/16

Welcome to the Board: A Director’s Perspective
Senior Multicultural Leaders Conference
6/16/16

Balancing a Sense of Urgency, with a Sense of the Important
Greetings and Charge to the Graduates, 210th Commencement
East Campus Athletic Village

5/28/16

Rings that Reflect Milestones
Class of 2017 Junior Class Ring Ceremony
Great Room, Heffner Alumni House

5/28/16

Your Turn to Make Your Mark
Zero Year Reunion Remarks
5/26/16

A Class that Has Grown in Wisdom and Compassion
2016 Senior Banquet
5/23/16

Faith in You, Faith in the Future
ROTC Presidential Joint Service Awards Ceremony
5/7/16

An Unshakeable Belief in the Potential of Rensselaer Students
Dedication of The Burt Swersey Inventor’s Studio
5/6/16

An Expression of Appreciation
Howard P. Isermann Auditorium Dedication
5/5/16

A Man of Righteousness and Integrity
Rensselaer Chapel and Cultural Center
5/4/16

Sharpening Our Vision
Accepted Student Reception, California
4/17/16

A Readiness to Change the World
Garnet D. Baltimore Reception and Dinner
4/10/16

High Standards, Great Expectations
Accepted Student Celebration
(4/9/16/

A Rich Tapestry
Annual Faculty and Staff Memorial Service
(3/30/16)

Spring Town Meeting
(3/30/16)

The New Polytechnic ... To Change the World
ExxonMobil Alumni/ae Reception
(2/24/16)

This Is Rensselaer
Smithsonian Alumni Reception
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2/10/16)

Broadening and Deepening a Rensselaer Education
South Florida Alumni/ae Luncheon
(1/4/16)

2015

Serious Fun
Rensselaer Club Reception
(12/16/15)

The Joy in Connecting
Annual Campus Seasonal Celebration
(12/14/15)

Old Worlds and New
President’s Annual Holiday Concert
(12/13/15)

Bringing Honor to Rensselaer
Trustees’ Celebration of Faculty Achievement
(12/3/15)

Connecting Cognitive and Immersive Systems—To Change the World
Rensselaer-IBM Cognitive Colloquium Keynote
(11/18/15)

Adding Meaning to Our Lives By Helping Others
United Way Kick-Off Breakfast
(11/4/15)

New Vantage Points
Fall Town Meeting
(10/29/15)

Accomplishing Transformative Things, Together
Faculty Senate General Meeting
(10/28/15)

Aiming for the Stars
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Innovation Gala
(10/26/15)

Athletics, Amusements, Etc.
President of the Union/Grand Marshal Breakfast
(10/25/15)

Supporting the Student Experience
Society of Families Reception
(10/24/15)

Developing Our Students’ Existing Strengths; Helping Them to Discover New Ones
Family Weekend Presidential Welcome
(10/24/15)

A Culture of Excellence
2015 Honors Convocation
(10/24/15)

Transformative Efforts, Sage Advice
2015 Annual Retiree Day Luncheon
(10/23/15)

Contributing Your Perspective, Experience,and Expertise to Grand Goals
Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer (STAR Program)
(10/16/15)

Celebrating Physical, Intellectual, and Spiritual Grace
2015 Rensselaer Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
(10/4/15)

Generosity and Dedication That Change the World
2015 Patroon Recognition Brunch
(10/4/15)

A Bookstore as Sophisticated as a Rensselaer Classroom
Grand Opening of the Rensselaer Collegiate Store
(10/3/15)

Challenges, Opportunities, and Visions
Conversation with Charles Bolden, Jr., H’08 and Reid Wiseman ’97
(10/3/15)

Seeding the Challenges and Ambitions of Today
50 Year Reunion Luncheon
(10/2/15)

The New Polytechnic:
A Dynamic Paradigm for the Modern Technological Education

State of the Institute/Alumni Hall of Fame
(10/2/15)

Choosing Excellence
Boeing Leadership Center
(9/22/15)

The New Polytechnic: Unfettered by Domain Boundaries
GE Alumni/ae
(9/16/15)

Intellectual Agility, Multicultural Sophistication, and a Global View
Freshman Convocation
(8/30/15)

Excellence, Leadership, and Community
43nd Annual Employee Service Recognition & Retirement Dinner
(8/28/15)

Talents and Strengths
Reception for Parents of First-Year Students
(8/25/15)

Leadership, Training Leaders, and Reinvention
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Employee Event
(6/4/15)

Seeking Terra Incognita
2015 Commencement Exercises
(5/30/15)

Your Turn to Make Your Mark
Zero Year Reunion Remarks
(5/28/15)

A Moment to Revel in a Sense of Accomplishment
Senior Banquet
(5/26/15)

Grace, Speed, Inventiveness, and Generosity
Annual Senior Athletes Banquet
(5/13/15)

A Symbol of Connection
Class of 2016 Junior Ring Ceremony
(5/6/15)

Aim High, and Become Your Own Best Qualities
Fisk University Commencement
(5/4/15)

Securing Our Nation, Strengthening Global Security, and Improving Lives
ROTC Presidential Joint Service Awards Ceremony
(5/2/15)

The New Polytechnic: Reshaping Rensselaer for the Future
RAA Board of Trustees Meeting
(5/1/15)

A Pathway to Changing the World
Accepted Student Celebration
(4/11/15)

Rensselaer and Icahn: A Window on the Future of Health Care in America
“Rensselaer and Icahn” Panel
(4/9/15)

Remembering Those Who Lighted the Way Forward
Annual Faculty and Staff Memorial Service
(4/8/15)

The New Polytechnic: Addressing Global Challenges, Transforming the World
The Honorable Pauline Newman ’47 Lecture
(4/2/15)

The Power of a Phalanx United to Change the World
Phalanx Honor Society Tapping Ceremony
(3/14/15)

The New Polytechnic: Bringing Together a Multiplicity of Perspectives
Spring Town Meeting
(3/12/15)

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