Classes will begin on time and administrative offices will open on time on Monday, March 2. We will continue to monitor the weather and its potential impact on the safety of our faculty, staff and students and will update the community as needed. Please use your best judgment, based on your own circumstances, in deciding whether you can travel safely to campus.


Four Student Inventions Picked to Go Forward

Four Student Inventions Picked to Go Forward

After a nerve-wracking online evaluation -- think "Shark Tank" with real-time viewer input -- four inventions have been selected for the next stage of development by Quirky, a company that refines and markets them

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Introducing: Support Cooper

The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development launches a new, mobile-friendly resource to celebrate alumni, parents and donors and connect the Cooper community at http://support.cooper.edu

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Margaret Morton's Elegiac Photos Capture a Crumbling Culture

"Cities of the Dead," an exhibition open to the public until February 28, takes the viewer to the mirage-like cemeteries of Central Asia. Professor Morton took us on a tour of the gallery, sharing the stories behind her favorite images

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Cooper Union Ranked #1 College That "Pays You Back"

Cooper Union Ranked #1 College That "Pays You Back"

The Princeton Review's latest guidebook, focused on concerns over paying for college and gaining well-paying employment after graduation, ranks The Cooper Union ahead of every other public and private higher-educational institution as the college that best "pays you back"

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Marek Bartelik: From Civil Engineer to Art Critic

Marek Bartelik: From Civil Engineer to Art Critic

The President of the International Association of Art Critics and 20-year member of The Cooper Union faculty of humanities and social sciences returns to teach after a three-year hiatus. We talked with him about his curious career and the place of art criticism in the world today

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The Art and Science of Daylighting

The Art and Science of Daylighting

Matthew Tanteri A'84, instructor of the Department of Continuing Education Spring courses "Daylighting Fundamentals" and "Daylighting and Codes," tells us about the old and new ways that daylight can reach inside a building and shape the urban environment

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  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.