NYU Stern and NYUAD Launch MBA Program in Abu Dhabi
September 19, 2023 - I am thrilled to let you know that NYU Abu Dhabi has come to an agreement with the NYU Stern School of Business and our Abu Dhabi Government partners to launch Stern at NYUAD, a full-time MBA Program.

NYUAD’s Climate Action and Road to COP28
September 12, 2023 - It is with pride and enthusiasm that I introduce NYUAD’s inaugural Climate Action Plan (CAP).

A Year of Return and Moving Forward
June 22, 2023  - I hope this message finds you filled with a sense of pride and accomplishment at the end of a remarkably successful academic year.

Razan Al Mubarak to speak at NYUAD's 2023 Commencement
May 12, 2023 - I am delighted to announce that Her Excellency Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for the leadership team of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the UAE, will deliver the keynote speech at NYU Abu Dhabi’s 10th Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 24.

Announcing Winners of the Faculty Awards and Service Excellence Awards
May 5, 2023 - We are pleased to announce the recipients of NYUAD’s 2022-2023 Faculty Awards and the Service Excellence Awards for staff. 

NYUAD Net Zero Now Week begins May 1
April 27, 2023 - I invite you all to join me on May 1 for NYU Abu Dhabi’s Net Zero Now Week - a week-long series of events organized by the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship.

Linda G. Mills: NYU's 17th President
February 16, 2023 - Yesterday, New York University announced the appointment of Linda Mills as its 17th president.

Marking MLK Day 2023
January 16, 2023 - Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who dedicated himself to seeking equal rights for people of color, and thereby helped us all see our shared humanity.

End of Year Message
December 20, 2022 - As 2022 comes to an end, I want to thank each and every one of you for your commitment to our university.

Institutional IDBE Progress
June 29, 2022 - As we reflect on our joyous in person Commencement and a successful academic year, we are delighted to see the ways inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE) have become even more deeply embedded into the fabric of our community.

On the passing of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, UAE President
May 13, 2022
- I write with great sadness following the announcement of the death of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. On behalf of NYU Abu Dhabi, I extend heartfelt condolences to all members of His Highness’s family, to all Emirati citizens in our community and across the UAE, and to all residents who call this country home.

Announcing winners of the Faculty Awards and Service Excellence Awards
Marh 10, 2022 - We are pleased to announce the recipients of NYUAD’s 2021-2022 Faculty Awards and the Service Excellence Awards for staff.

Black History Month and MLK Week
February 2, 2022 - The world celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These commemorations are not nostalgic, but active gatherings to ensure that Dr. King’s work and activism continue to inspire and have an effect in our world.

Launching the 2022 NYU Abu Dhabi Awards Season
February 1, 2022 - We are excited to launch the 2022 NYU Abu Dhabi awards season for faculty and staff.

Campus Honor for NYU President Emeritus John Sexton
December 12, 2021 - I am delighted to let you know that our central campus plaza has been named John E. Sexton Square, in recognition by Abu Dhabi of the foundational role of our NYU President Emeritus in the creation of NYUAD.

Our NYUAD Town Hall and Updates
October 25, 2021 - We write today to give an update on our progress towards achieving a more inclusive institution.

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.

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.

Inclusion, Equity and Action Committee (IEAC)
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.

Provost Search
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!