World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2021 - We write to you today, on World Mental Health Day, to reiterate the importance of mental health.
Philip Kennedy to Step Down from NYUAD Institute
August 19, 2021 - We write to share the news that after 13 years of sustained contributions to the founding and growth of NYU Abu Dhabi, our great colleague Philip Kennedy, Vice Provost for Public programming at the NYUAD Institute, will step down from the role on August 31.
Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity
March 2, 2021 - The past year has brought myriad opportunities for reflection and reckoning with the challenges of our time, and particularly with continued racial injustice and deep divisions in the US and beyond.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
December 16, 2020 - At the cusp of 2021, I am thinking about the unimaginable losses this year has brought for members of our community, while taking great heart in the news about well-tested vaccines now fast becoming available.
The Enduring University: Here, We Grow
November 8, 2020 - Academic Convocation, Thank you for joining us to welcome Provost Arlie Petters and reflect on the continuity of NYU Abu Dhabi’s mission and aspirations.
Mourning the Passing for Rebecca Morton
September 27, 2020 - With great sadness we let you know that our dear colleague and teacher Rebecca Morton has passed away after a short illness.
Times Higher Education Op-Ed
August 26, 2020 - Campus reopenings will require innovation and determination. NYU Abu Dhabi’s vice-chancellor explains how her institution kept its campus open during the pandemic and what others can learn from this experience
Sympathy and Support for Beirut
August 6, 2020 - We write with great sorrow regarding the explosion in Beirut this week that has taken the lives of more than 135 people, injured thousands of others, and rendered many, many homeless.
The Appointment of Arlie Petters as Provost of NYU Abu Dhabi
July 24, 2020 - I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Arlie Petters - Benjamin Powell Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Duke University, and former Dean of Academic Affairs for Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Duke - as the Provost of NYU Abu Dhabi, effective September 1, 2020.
Implementation Committee on Race, Diversity, and Belonging
July 15, 2020 - My recent letter to the community affirmed the commitments I made on behalf of NYU Abu Dhabi to take concrete steps to counter racism and foster a culture of belonging on campus.
A Commitment to a Truly Inclusive NYUAD
July 1, 2020 - Thank you to the hundreds of students, faculty, and staff who took part in our recent Forum on Race and Community.
NYUAD Response to COVID-19
March 1, 2020 - In coordination with NYU leadership, local health authorities, and our Abu Dhabi partner, we continue to monitor coronavirus-related developments.
Provost Search Committee
November 13, 2019 - I write to let you know that I have constituted the Search Committee that will assist in selecting the next provost of NYU Abu Dhabi.
Vice Chancellor Remarks at the #ourNYUAD Fair
November 4, 2019 - Thank you for welcoming me these past few months with such openness and warmth. As I said at my Welcome Convocation and in many other settings the past two months: I want us to take this year to take stock and envision our NYU Abu Dhabi into the second decade.
October 21, 2019 - I write to let you know that we will soon launch a search for the next provost of NYU Abu Dhabi. We are exceedingly fortunate that Fabio Piano — a world class systems biologist and strategic founder of NYUAD — has served in this vital role from the start of our first academic year in 2010.
Vice Chancellor Address at Welcome Convocation
September 15, 2019 - It is an honor to have you join in this occasion to mark the beginning of my tenure as Vice Chancellor.
Welcome from Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann
August 25, 2019 - Dear community members, welcome to our tenth year!