Empire State Building to be Illuminated in Violet in Tribute to NYU’s Class of 2024

July 02, 2024

The Empire State Building will be lit up in violet tonight, following NYU’s 191st All-University Commencement Exercises which were held on Wednesday, May 15, in Yankee Stadium to salute NYU’s graduating class. Beginning at dusk and through 2 a.m., graduates near and far will be able to view the lights of the tower through the Empire State Building webcam. WHAT: Lighting of the Empire State Building in VioletWHEN: Tonight, May 16, beginning at dusk until 2 a.m. This year’s commencement speaker was Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and former dean of Harvard Law School. The Empire State Building name and image® are registered trademarks of ESRT Empire State Building, L.L.C.

The Empire State Building will be lit up in violet tonight, following NYU’s 191st All-University Commencement Exercises which were held on Wednesday, May 15, in Yankee Stadium to salute NYU’s graduating class. Beginning at dusk and through 2 a.m., graduates near and far will be able to view the lights of the tower through the Empire State Building webcam.

WHAT: Lighting of the Empire State Building in Violet

WHEN: Tonight, May 16, beginning at dusk until 2 a.m.

This year’s commencement speaker was Martha Minow, the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and former dean of Harvard Law School. Minow, a celebrated legal scholar and a leading voice on a range of issues, from justice and equality to conflict and extremism, author of many books, and law teacher and mentor of generations of lawyers and leaders for 43 years, addressed the graduates and guests on behalf of all the honorary degree recipients, who also included Ouided Bouchamaoui, a central figure in the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, which was awarded the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize; and Katalin Karikó, the co-winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her contributions to the development of the mRNA technology used in the BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection.

 

The Empire State Building name and image® are registered trademarks of ESRT Empire State Building, L.L.C. and used with permission.


EDITOR’S NOTE:
Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world’s foremost research universities (with more than $1 billion per year in research expenditures, it is ranked seventh among private research universities) and is a member of the selective Association of American Universities. NYU has degree-granting university campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and has 13 other global academic sites, including London, Paris, Florence, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, and Accra, and US sites in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA, and Tulsa, OK. Through its numerous schools and colleges, NYU is a leader in conducting research and providing education in the arts and sciences, law, medicine, business, dentistry, engineering, education, nursing, the cinematic and performing arts, music and studio arts, public service, social work, public health, and professional studies, among other areas.

The source of this news is from New York University

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