Dore Ashton Remembered

Colleagues and former students recall the personality and influence of an unrivaled eyewitness to 20th Century American art and a member of the faculty for over 40 years

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Lubalin Fellows' Exhibition Explores 3-D Type

School of Art alumni Michael Prisco and Helen Sywalski present an exhibition based on their research at the Lubalin Archive

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Cooper to Cooper, Episode 4: 20th Anniversary of the Menschel Fellowship

Past Menschel fellows from all three schools discover that their projects raised remarkably similar questions about stewardship of the environment

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Panel Discusses Obstacles to Diversity in STEM Fields

To celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of media and science experts discussed hindrances faced by women and people of color in STEM careers

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Designing Solutions

John Clarke AR'66 and Alexander Gorlin AR'78 built practices that integrated affordable housing in different ways. We talked to both about how they do it

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Exhibition Gives a Taste of What's Brewing at Cooper

A class taken by students from all three schools taught the science of brewing

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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.