A Model of Education

See a video of the first-year Architectonics studio of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture hand-build a six-foot scale model of The Foundation Building, mount it on wheels and push it through the streets of New York City

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Endowed Student Prizes Bridge Generations

Endowed Student Prizes Bridge Generations

A look at the people behind three annual cash prizes awarded in the fall semester and the students who took them home this year

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Daily News Features Summer STEM Student

Daily News Features Summer STEM Student

Roberta Nin Feliz, a high school student, reflects in the New York Daily News on the unexpected insights she gained on race after attending the Summer STEM pre-college program

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Prof. Robert Bordo Receives De Niro Prize

Prof. Robert Bordo Receives De Niro Prize

The fourth annual Robert De Niro Sr. Prize, awarded to a mid-career American artist devoted to the pursuit of excellence and innovation in painting, comes with a $25,000 grant

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Cooper Union to Offer Free Online Courses

Cooper Union to Offer Free Online Courses

In an initiative highlighted by President Obama, The Cooper Union will launch its first-ever Massive Open Online Courses, free of charge to the world, beginning in May 2015

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School of Art Senior Launches Online Magazine

School of Art Senior Launches Online Magazine

A Q&A with Jessia Ma, founder of "PEARL: Girl Magazine," an online magazine with a fresh take on feminism, beauty and Asian-American cultural politics

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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.