The Office of the Provost is committed to doing our part to confront climate change and improve global public health. In alignment with these values, our office has adopted Greener By Default and features plant-based, inclusive, and healthful options by default when serving food at all our hosted events.


Past Events

Spring 2022 Flash Talks

February 11, 2022

Thanks to everyone who attended the first event of 2022, as well as our three faculty speakers:

Fall 2021 Flash Talks

October 22, 2021

Four NYU faculty presented flash talks about their research and how it relates to climate change.

Climate Connections Virtual Conference

April 23, 2021

Climate change touches on nearly all facets of modern life, necessitating an increasingly interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to address open questions. Across our three degree-granting campuses, scholars are working from diverse disciplines, departments, schools, and units to advance climate change research and scholarship.

Purple flowers

The initiative kicked off on Friday, April 23 with a two-hour virtual event. We welcomed faculty, graduate students, and researchers from all three portals, who tuned in to discuss the Climate Change Initiative and its priorities: Food, Water, Environmental Justice, and the Protection of Ecosystems.


  • Yanoula Athanassakis, Clinical Associate Professor in English and Environmental Studies; Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs; Director, Environmental Humanities Initiative
  • Stacie Bloom, Vice Provost for Research and Chief Research Officer
  • Lisa Coleman, Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation
  • Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics, Affiliated Professor of Bioethics, and Director of the Center for Environmental and Animal Protection
  • Cecil Scheib, Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Laure Zanna, Professor in Mathematics & Atmosphere/Ocean Science at the Courant Institute

Event Protocols

At any indoor Climate Change Initiative event, all individuals must show NYU ID and Daily Screener green pass screen prior to entry to the Kimmel Center. While indoors, everyone must wear a mask/face covering that covers both the mouth and nose at all times. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are expected to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people. It is the personal responsibility of those individuals who are not fully vaccinated to physically distance themselves.