Join the Institute for Urban and Minority Education in exploring critical educational issues. One of the first university-based institutes devoted to designing research and programs to improve educational and life outcomes for people of color in urban areas, IUME has a rich history and tradition of producing cutting-edge research, developing wide-ranging educational programs, and fostering community partnerships to enhance the lives of children, youth, and adults in New York City and beyond.
In addition to our many research publications, projects, and programs, IUME is committed to communication and dialogue around important educational issues through our longstanding annual Edmund W. Gordon Lecture and research colloquia. A new series, IN Conversation, brings educators, researchers, and community members together in a space for dialogue and action about issues related to urban education, considered broadly.
Our main goal continues to build upon a tradition begun over 45 years ago when IUME was founded: learning lessons from history to reimagine research, practice, and policy around current and emergent issues related to the education and development of underserved populations. IUME has always been a multi-faceted place for innovation and interdisciplinary inquiry; and it has had a significant impact on the lives of many.
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Welcome to IUME!
Erica N. Walker
Clifford Brewster Upton Professor of Mathematical Education
Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education
6th Annual Edmund W. Gordon Lecture | July 15th, 2019
Presented by Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
"It’s ALL de jure: Turning a critical eye to the ‘Northern Strategy’"
Sponsored by the Institute for Urban and Minority Education and part of the Reimagining Education Summer Institute, at Teachers College Columbia University, the Gordon Lecture continued in its 6th year in a full Cowin Auditorium.
Iume founder Dr. Edmund W. Gordon honored with portrait unveiling | July 15th, 2019
presented by President Bailey & IUME Director Erica Walker
As part of the 6th Annual Edmund W. Gordon Lecture, IUME’s founder, of which the lecture is named, was honored in front of a standing-room only audience at Teachers College, Columbia University. A portrait of Dr. Gordon was formally unveiled for permanent display at the college.
In Conversation Series Continues | Spring 2018-2019
IUME faculty, students, and community
IUME’s IN Conversation series continued with a series of events, including a panel discussion on the historical, literary, and STEM-focused themes in the movie Black Panther, as well as a research colloquium on current scholarship by IUME faculty and students on the politics of race, urban school leadership, and education policy in the post-Civil Rights Era.