New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

NYU Celebrates “Climate Week NY°C” with a Public Lecture by Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at U of Michigan, Sept. 28

September 13, 2010
N-19, 2010-11

New York University’s Educating for Sustainability lecture series presents Dr. Rosina Bierbaum’s lecture, “The Changing Climate for Development,” on Tuesday, September 28, 6:00 - 7:30 PM, at NYU’s Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center, 50 West 4th Street, New York, NY.  The event, part of Climate Week NY°C, is free and open to the public; please RSVP at: http://www.nyu.edu/rsvp/event.php?e_id=2903

Based upon Bierbaum’s involvement with the September 2009 World Bank’s World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change, as co-director, her talk will explore the linkages between climate change and the world’s enormous development challenges.  Bierbaum argues that developing countries can shift to lower-carbon paths while promoting development and reducing poverty, but this depends on financial and technical assistance from high-income countries.  High-income countries also need to act quickly to reduce their carbon footprints and boost development of alternative energy sources to help tackle the problem of climate change.

Bierbaum’s talk is part of Climate Week NY°C, a global forum to mobilize an international public-private response to climate change held September 20-26, 2010.  For more details on Climate Week NY°C please visit www.climateweeknyc.org.  

The Educating for Sustainability lecture series is cosponsored by the NYU Sustainability Task Force and the NYU Environmental Studies Program.

About Dr. Bierbaum:  In October 2001, Rosina Bierbaum became Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. Previously, she served in environmental science policy leadership positions in both the legislative and executive branches of United States government, culminating as director of the Environment Division of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, a Senate-confirmed position.  In April 2008, Dr. Bierbaum was selected by the World Bank to co-direct the World Development Report 2010.  Dr. Bierbaum received her B.S. in Biology and B.A. in English from Boston College, and earned her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

NYU’s Sustainability Task Force is an advisory body composed of students, faculty, administrators, and staff, who develop recommendations for new policies and practices that advance NYU’s long-term future as a sustainable university. For more information on the Sustainability Task Force, please go to http://www.nyu.edu/sustainability

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Sustainability, Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876

NYU Celebrates “Climate Week NY°C” with a Public Lecture by Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, Sept. 28

Search News



NYU In the News

NYU Offers Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

The Wall Street Journal reported that NYU will begin offering scholarship aid to undocumented students for the school year beginning next September.

NYU Adopts Lean LaunchPad Program to Teach Entrepreneurship

Startup guru Steve Blank, in a Huffington Post blog, described how NYU adopted the Lean LaunchPad model to teach entrepreneurship to students and faculty at NYU.

Biology Professor Jane Carlton Examines Wastewater for the City’s Microbiome

The New York Times’ Science Times column “Well” profiled Biology Professor Jane Carlton and her research project to sequence microbiome of New York City by examining wastewater samples.

Steinhardt Professors Use a Play as Therapy

The New York Times wrote about a play written by Steinhardt Music Professor Robert Landy about the relationship between Adjunct Professor Cecilia Dintino, a clinical psychologist in the Drama Therapy Program, and a patient, former Broadway actress Jill Powell.

NYU Public Health Experts Urge Strengthening Local Health Systems to Combat Ebola

Dean Cheryl Healton of the Global Institute of Public Health and Public Health Professor Christopher Dickey wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post saying international health agencies need to strengthen their presence in countries at the local level to prevent future ebola outbreaks.

NYU Footer