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

Speeches by Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.

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For additional information or transcripts, please contact Allison Newman.



Connecting Cognitive and Immersive Systems—To Change the World
Rensselaer-IBM Cognitive Colloquium Keynote

New Vantage Points
Fall Town Meeting

Aiming for the Stars
New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Innovation Gala

Celebrating Physical, Intellectual, and Spiritual Grace
2015 Rensselaer Athletics Hall of Fame Induction

Generosity and Dedication That Change the World
2015 Patroon Recognition Brunch

A Bookstore as Sophisticated as a Rensselaer Classroom
Grand Opening of the Rensselaer Collegiate Store

Challenges, Opportunities, and Visions
Conversation with Charles Bolden, Jr., H’08 and Reid Wiseman ’97

Seeding the Challenges and Ambitions of Today
50 Year Reunion Luncheon

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

State of the Institute/Alumni Hall of Fame

Choosing Excellence
Boeing Leadership Center

The New Polytechnic: Unfettered by Domain Boundaries
GE Alumni/ae

Intellectual Agility, Multicultural Sophistication, and a Global View
Freshman Convocation

Excellence, Leadership, and Community
43nd Annual Employee Service Recognition & Retirement Dinner

Talents and Strengths
Reception for Parents of First-Year Students

Leadership, Training Leaders, and Reinvention
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP Employee Event

Seeking Terra Incognita
2015 Commencement Exercises

Your Turn to Make Your Mark
Zero Year Reunion Remarks

A Moment to Revel in a Sense of Accomplishment
Senior Banquet

Grace, Speed, Inventiveness, and Generosity
Annual Senior Athletes Banquet

A Symbol of Connection
Class of 2016 Junior Ring Ceremony

Aim High, and Become Your Own Best Qualities
Fisk University Commencement

Securing Our Nation, Strengthening Global Security, and Improving Lives
ROTC Presidential Joint Service Awards Ceremony

The New Polytechnic: Reshaping Rensselaer for the Future
RAA Board of Trustees Meeting

A Pathway to Changing the World
Accepted Student Celebration

Rensselaer and Icahn: A Window on the Future of Health Care in America
“Rensselaer and Icahn” Panel

Remembering Those Who Lighted the Way Forward
Annual Faculty and Staff Memorial Service

The New Polytechnic: Addressing Global Challenges, Transforming the World
The Honorable Pauline Newman ’47 Lecture

The Power of a Phalanx United to Change the World
Phalanx Honor Society Tapping Ceremony

The New Polytechnic: Bringing Together a Multiplicity of Perspectives
Spring Town Meeting

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