At Cooper

Table of Contents: Vol. XLVIII, No. 1, Summer 2018

At Cooper Summer 2018 coverLetter by Laura Sparks

Features

Collaborating in New Spaces
Associate Professor Sam Keene spearheads efforts to build coursework that appeals to students of all three schools 
Sidebar: The AACE Lab

Cooper on the Move
A photographic revue of the past academic year

Shelter from the Storm
Cooper architecture students in Puerto Rico

Cooper Dot Edu

Students Take Top Two Prizes at IEEE Conference
Two Cooper teams won first and second place in the annual IEEE regional Undergraduate Student Paper Contest

Middle States Approval
Cooper union passed its decennial reaccreditation 

School of Art Faculty Receive Honors
Professors Dennis Adams, Adriana Farmiga, and Lucy Raven received prestigious fellowships and prizes.

Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical
The school of Architecture brings together 50 years of thesis work in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, opening on October 23, 2018. Generous support for this exhibition was provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Leon Levy Foundation.

100 Days of Lubalin
A Website launched by The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography marks the centenary of its legendary namesake, graphic designer Herb Lubalin A’39

30 Seconds...
A video series of short clips where we Visit students in their studios and labs

We Dissent
An Exhibition on the design of the women’s movement runs October 2–December 2. Organized with the support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The George Campbell Exhibition Fund

Learn How to Destroy the Internet
Erin Sparling teaches a unique course in the School of Art

Watch Daniel Arsham A’03
His Great Hall presentation was sold out, but you can see it via our Youtube channel

Photo Duo Herring & Herring talk with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich in conversation with photographers Dimitri Scheblanov A’05 and Jesper Carlsen about making art and music: Friday, October 19 in the Great Hall

Class Notes

Back Pages

Three Questions for Dr. Barry Shoop
The new Dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering arrives in January 2019


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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.