NYU will host the first of two fall semester lectures on sustainability will be held tonight at the Barasch Theater. Stephanie Pfirman, a Barnard College professor, will be speaking on the topic, “Melting Arctic Ice: Climate Change and Sustainable Development”.

As president-elect of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors, Pfirman, is a considered one of the leaders in environmental science as an interdisciplinary field. She is chair of Barnard’s environmental science department and an adjunct research scientist with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Her areas of academic expertise include the study of the Arctic environment, the advancement of women in science, and interdisciplinary scholarship.

The lecture will begin at 6pm in the Barasch Theater at the Jeffrey S. Gould Welcome Center, 50 West Fourth Street.

The second lecture of the series, to be held on Monday, October 15th, will find Phil Camill, a noted biologist and popular lecturer, speaking on “Climate Change at High Latitudes: The Importance of Uncertainty, Variability, and Complex Feedbacks.”

In addition to the lecture, each faculty guest will spend the day on campus meeting with the Sustainability Task Force, leading a faculty workshop on how to integrate sustainability into the curriculum and attending a research seminar with Environmental Studies students to discuss the guest’s specific research.

The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information please visit: www.nyu.edu/sustainability or contact: green.action.plan@nyu.edu or 212-998-2424.

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