Tuskegee Airmen Visit the Great Hall

Tuskegee Airmen Visit the Great Hall

Four veterans, three of whom belonged to the pioneering African American aviation group known as the "Red Tailed Angels" of World War Two, spoke of their struggles during their service and after to students, faculty, staff and the general public

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Cooper Union in Top Ten of "Best Colleges" List

Cooper Union in Top Ten of "Best Colleges" List

Money magazine's inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" puts Cooper Union in the company of MIT, Stanford and Harvard

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Invention Factory Winners Announced

Invention Factory Winners Announced

Two teams of Cooper Union students were awarded for their inventions created during a 6-week summer program

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Judith Simonian Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Judith Simonian Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

The Guggenheim Foundation awarded one of its prestigious fellowships to Judith Simonian, who teaches painting in the Department of Continuing Education, one of three Cooper Union faculty members to receive a Guggenheim this year

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Two Cooper Graduates Win Fulbrights

Two Cooper Graduates Win Fulbrights

Two School of Art graduates are awarded Fulbright grants, making 16 Fulbrights given to Cooper Union students over the past 10 years

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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.