All News 2017


July 13

Never Boring

Mary Mann, from the Center for Writing, wants to get you excited about boredom through her new book, "Yawn"

July 10

Lucy Raven, For One Night Only at the Guggenheim

On July 18 at 6:30 the assistant professor in the School of Art will perform her work, "Subterrestrial Cinema"

June 19

Graham Foundation 2017 Grantees Include Alumna Catherine Seavitt Nordenson and Professor Tulay Atak

June 15

Prof. George Delagrammatikas Named LaSalle Academy's 2017 Educator of the Year

June 15

Professor Michael Morris to Lead Design of Deep Space Habitations for NASA

Tackling the design of systems and technologies that can sustain “an extended human presence beyond Earth’s orbit”

June 05

Anthony Tung Recalls Professor Leo S. Kaplan

June 05

In Memoriam: Leo S. Kaplan

The Professor Emeritus of Social and Behavioral Sciences taught generations of Cooper Union students

June 02

David Wootton Awarded Research Fulbright

June 01

Tom Koch EE'18 Receives 2017 Tau Beta Pi Scholarship

Tau Beta Pi awards scholarships on the basis of academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and the promise of substantial contributions to the engineering profession

June 01

Engineering Student Projects 2017

A round-up of the student research presented at the annual end of year show

May 30

"QuickStitch: The Single Squeeze Stitcher" Chosen as Finalist in MGH's "Ambulatory Practice of the Future" Competition

May 30

Tiffany Tang ChE'16 Receives NSF 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship

May 23

Prof. Raja Co-authors Doctor's Tablet Blog

Professor Raja and Dr. Meredith Hawkins from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine co-authored a blog on The Doctor's Tablet about a Fall 2016 EID 101 project

May 22

Prof. Mintchev Presents Paper at SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (SIAM DS17) in May 2017

Professor Mintchev presents paper titled "Generation of Stable Traveling Waves in Unidirectional Chains of Idealized Neural Oscillators" at the 2017 SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems (SIAM DS17) held in Snowbird, Utah.

May 19

Senior Snapshots 2017: School of Art

In the final part of our series speaking with members of the graduating class of 2017 we turn our attentions to three seniors from the School of Art. Meet Jasper Marsalis, Emma Faith Hill and Pedram Sazesh

May 19

2017 President's Citations Announced

The recipients of the 2017 President's Citation, awarded to alumni who have made important contributions to art, architecture, engineering or interdisciplinary studies, have been announced. This year's recipients will be Bruce Degen A'66, Professor Diane H. Lewis AR'76 (posthumously) and Nina Tandon EE'01. The President's Citations are handed out during commencement, on May 25.

May 15

Thesis-Year Snapshots 2017

In the second of our annual series on members of the year's graduating class we turn our attentions to the fifth year students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Meet Stephanie Restrepo, Aimilios Davlantis Lo and Piao Liu.

May 08

Senior Snapshots 2017: the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Meet five soon-to-be-graduates: Grace Li ChE'17, Eliezer Lerea EE'17, Yeeho Song ME'17, Andrew Keane CE'17 and Jisoo Park BSE'17

May 08

ASCE Student Chapter Receives Distinguished Chapter Award

May 07

Diane Lewis Memorial

May 03

Steel Bridge Team Takes First Place in the Regionals

Watch the team build the whole thing in under seven minutes!

May 02

In Memoriam: Professor Diane Lewis

A letter from Nader Tehrani, Dean, remembering School of Architecture faculty member Diane Lewis

April 26

Dean Baker Announces Retirement After Over 50 Years of Service

The Vice President of Community Affairs and Dean of Athletics sends words of thanks

April 23

Eugene Jang ChE'05 featured on NPR

He spoke about his candy store Eugene J. Candy Co. in a spot headlined, "Willy Wonka-Inspired 'Candy Alchemist' Spins Sugar Into Pure Imagination"

April 18

This Car Is No Lemon

Ten Cooper students won second place for “Lemon Aid,” the shoebox-sized car they designed and built for the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional ChemE Car competition.

April 17

Prof. Keene and Three EE Undergraduate Students Co-author IGARSS 2017 Paper

Prof. Keene and Three EE Students co-author a paper to be included in Proceedings of IGARSS 2017

April 17

Prof. Luchtenburg and Yeeho Song (ME'17) Co-author ICRA 2017 Paper on Quadruped Robots

Prof. Luchtenburg, Assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Yeeho Song (ME'17) co-author paper to be published in the Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).

April 07

Investigative Journalist Sacha Pfeiffer Will Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

A former member of The Boston Globe Spotlight Team which won the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service she currently covers nonprofits, philanthropy and wealth for the Globe

April 04

From Clay and Cans to Sun-dappled Pavilion

A team that includes Prof. Powell Draper and Max Dowd AR'16, has won the annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition

April 03

Hejduk Sculptures & Photo Exhibition Featured on NY1

The cable news channel NY1 featured a two-minute spot on the John Hejduk Works/Jan Palach Memorial exhibition

April 02

Prof. Baglione & Graduate Student Michael Pimpinella Co-author Journal of Voice Paper

Prof. Baglione and graduate student Michael Pimpinella are co-authors of a publication titled “Mobile Digital Recording: Adequacy of the iRig™ and iOS device for Acoustic and Perceptual Analysis of Normal Voice” in the Journal of Voice, Vol. 31, Issue 2, 236-242.

March 29

Creative Inquiries

The Menschel Fellowships at 20

March 29

Hejduk-Designed Memorial Built in Cooper Park

A set of 24-foot structures designed by John Hejduk, dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture from 1975 to 2000, have been built in the plaza south of the Foundation Building

March 28

I Resist!

An exhibition organized by Prof. Anne Griffin on Belgian resistance to Nazi occupation takes on a new resonance

March 28

Ai Weiwei Comes to Cooper Union

The Public Art fund has announced that for its 40th anniversary they have sponsored a multi-site installation by renowned artist Ai Weiwei at locations throughout New York City, including The Cooper Union

March 24

Refugee Rescue: Witness to a Crisis

Helena Zhu, a third-year student studying civil engineering, talks about her experience watching for refugees on the shores of the island of Lesbos

March 24

Outreach Programs: A Parallel Union

A fresh examination of Cooper's free or low-cost classes for working people and youth

March 24

Meet Laura Sparks

A chat with the thirteenth president of The Cooper Union

March 22

Prof. Topper Gives Invited Lecture at the University of Rhode Island

The subject was, "Molecular Modeling of Nanoparticles and Polypeptides"

March 13

Panel Inspires Young Women to Enter Engineering

March 10

Five Cooper Alumni in 2017 Whitney Biennial

Oto Gillen A'08, James N. Kienitz Wilkins A'07, Torey Thornton A'12, Casey Gollan A'13 and Victoria Sobel A'13 have all been selected for the prestigious showcase of contemporary art

March 09

Prof. Dell Delivers Open Lecture in Keilir

March 03

Bidding Wars Ensue for Top Professors

In an unusual twist of roles, students got a chance to bid on their professors this past Tuesday. It was not part of some radical shift in registration

February 22

Senior Art Shows Get Underway

February 22

Prof. Topper Gives Talk at 57th Sanibel Symposium

He discussed his join work with Cooper undergraduate student J. Biswakarma on, "Unusual hydrogen bond diversity in ammonium halide nanoclusters,"

February 07

Design Thinking Workshop Attracts Students from All Three Schools

February 02

Prof. Topper Gives Invited Lecture

The lectures was entitled, "Computational and theoretical physical chemistry: Applications to ammonium halide nanoclusters,"

February 02

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

February 01

Lubalin Fellows' Exhibition Explores Type in 3-D

January 26

Prof. Lima Receives VentureWell 2017 Faculty Grant Award

Prof. Lima receives a $22,500 grant from VentureWell to support his curriculum

January 24

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

Past recipients Wes Rozen AR'05, Tomashi Jackson A'10 and Catherine Sanso CE'14 discuss the influence of this 20-year-old student fellowship

January 18

Panel Discusses Obstacles to Diversity in STEM Fields

The Cooper Union celebrated MLK Day by co-hosting a panel discussion with esteemed scientists who addressed the paucity of women and minorities in STEM fields and how to turn that trend around


December 14

Staff Art Show Opens at 41 Cooper Square Gallery

For the first time since 2009 members of the staff of The Cooper Union, a group of highly talented men and women who variously work as designers, administrators and technicians in shops and studios, saw their artistic works put on display

December 07

Message from Acting President Bill Mea

December 07

Exhibition Gives a Taste of What's Brewing at Cooper

This past Friday, December 2, a crowd of 75 students, faculty and alumni got a taste of something new brewing at Cooper

December 07

Invention Factory Winners Bring Ideas to Larger Audience

Recently, students from Invention Factory, The Cooper Union’s Invention Accelerator,  brought their inventions to a wider audience in a variety of ways.

November 28

Cooper to Cooper, Episode 3: Cooper's Archivists

The Cooper Union's three archivists—Alexander Tochilovsky, Carol Salomon and Steven Hillyer—describe some of their favorite objects from their collections

November 22

In The Great Hall, Mayor de Blasio Vows Resistance to Trump

November 20

Prof. Keene and EE Students Co-author Paper

Prof. Keene, professor of Electrical Engineering, and students Alex Serrano, EE'16 and Hetian Wu, EE'16, M.Eng.'18 co-author paper published in Renewable Energy Research and Applications Conference

November 15

Cooper in the Friendly Skies

A group of four designers from JetBlue Airways spent two days in the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design

November 09

The Cooper Union and Civic Discourse

November 08

Student Work Featured in Midtown Display

Work from Prof. Diane Lewis' fourth-year studio appears in the windows of Turnbull & Asser, the bespoke clothier

November 03

Bathroom Confidential

November 03

New Perspectives / Fresh Energy

Seven new full-time tenure-track faculty members across a variety of disciplines (and three more to come) reflect a commitment to The Cooper Union's current and future pedagogy not seen in many years

November 02

The Cooper Union and U.S. Presidential Elections

October 27

Mudslinging of Election Years Past Documented in Library Show

From now until November 8, the library offers some historical insight on this contentious election season with a new exhibition highlighting some of the library’s rich holdings related to the ever-colorful world of politicking.

October 26

President-Elect Laura Sparks Transition Plan Announced

Richard Lincer, chairman of the board of trustees, released the transition plan for President-Elect Laura Sparks on Thursday via email to the Cooper community

October 19

The Return of a Bolted Book

A rare 1927 art book bound with nuts and bolts featuring the work of the Italian Futurist Fortunato Depero may be reprinted as a near-perfect facsimile edition thanks in part to the efforts of Raffaele Bedarida, assistant professor of art history

October 12

"WOUND" Offers Space for Collaboration

A conversation with Caroline Woolard A'07, about the exhibition / event space she co-curated in the 41 Cooper Square gallery

October 05

Prof. Wootton Joins NIH Grant Funded Project Team

Prof. Wootton will be an integral member of a project team studying and developing tools for combating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

October 05

Cooper to Cooper, Episode 2: Toy Talk

September 29

2016 Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalists

The Collegiate Inventors Competition has announces Mary Dwyer (ME'19) and Anushree Sreedhar (ChE'18) as finalists for their SEAL Fire Extinguishing Ball invention

September 29

Prof. Fontaine Participates in Webinar Panel

Prof. Fontaine is a panelist in a Webinar called "Made in America - Credentials to Support the Skilled Immigrant Workforce"

September 29

Michael Samuelian AR'95 Named to Top Governors Island Post

The Assistant Professor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture has been elected President and CEO of the Governor's Island Trust, making him the director of New York City's newest major public park

September 29

Who Shot Sports: Talking with Curator Gail Buckland

Gail Buckland, the Benjamin Menschel Distinguished Visiting Professor in HSS, talks about how she curated "Who Shot Sports?" a photography exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

September 28

Architecture Archive Awarded Grant

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture Archive was awarded a federal grant to digitize its Student Work Collection

September 23

Cooper Union Admissions Remains Highly Competitive

The department of admissions releases data on the incoming class

September 22

Prof. Topper and Two Former Students Publish Nanoscience Research in ACS Journal

John J. Biswakarma BSE'15 and Vlad Ciocoi ChE'15, MEng'15 were seniors when the research was conducted

September 15

Prof. Yecko Awarded 2016 NSF RUI Grant

Philip Yecko, professor of physics, receives a collaborative NSF RUI grant titled "Three-Dimensional Multiphysics Simulation of Multi-phase Flows with Magnetic Fluids" by Computational Mathematics

September 14

New President Announced: Laura Sparks

Laura Sparks, executive director of the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia, has been elected president of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, effective January 4, 2017

September 14

Brian Swann's Remarkable Publishing Streak Continues

His Latest work, "Companions, Analogies" (Sheep Meadow Press) is his 12th book of poetry following hot on the heels of his 11th such collection, "St. Francis and the Flies" (Autumn House), released in the spring

September 08

Toward a More Perfect Union

Prof. Akhil Reed Amar talks about his free 10-session course on "The Constitution Today," how congressional deadlock will become a thing of history and why he thinks the political parties have "flipped"

September 01

Prof. Raja and Eliyahu Friedman (EE'16) Co-Author 2016 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC'16) Paper

Anita Raja, professor of computer science, and Eliyahu Friedman (EE'16) co-author IEEE 19th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems paper

September 01

Cooper Students Explore Art World of Mexico City

This summer seven students participated in the first collaboration between the School of Art and SOMA, an organization founded to introduce young artists, curators and historians from around the world to the contemporary Mexican art world

August 29

An Inside Look at "Swiss Style Now" From the Curators

Alexander Tochilovsky A’00 and Xavier Erni talk about the upcoming graphic design exhibition opening in 41 Cooper Square Gallery on September 6

August 29

Incoming 2016 Part Three

In the last of our series on the newest students to arrive at The Cooper Union, we meet Brandy Vasquez, Gunnar Kortenbach and Gertrude Dabo

August 24

Meet the Deans: Nader Tehrani

One year after he began as dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, we discuss how it has been going, what goals he has in mind and why he foresees a wider focus for the school, while embracing its site-specific qualities

August 23

EE Graduate Student Co-authors Award Winning IEEE Paper

Max Howald (EE'16) co-authored a paper that received the Distinguished Student Paper Award at the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.

August 19

Prof. Raja and Two Cooper Undergraduates Co-author Machine Learning in Health Care Paper

Anita Raja, professor of computer science, and Cooper students Tom Koch and Alex Rybchuk co-author MLHC'16 paper titled "Using Kernal Methods and Model Selection for Prediction of Preterm Birth"

August 18

Incoming 2016 Part Two

In the second of our three-part series on the newest members of The Cooper Union student body, we meet Travis Moon, Risako Arcari and Elias Rodriguez

August 15

Incoming 2016 Part One

In this first of a three part series introducing the newest students to join The Cooper Union, we meet Sophie Schneider, Javier Blancas and Tammy Wei

August 11

Meet the Deans: Mike Essl

We sat down with the professor, co-plaintiff in the lawsuit that led to The Cooper Union's settlement with the attorney general and new acting dean of the School of Art for a chat about how he got where he is and what he would like to do while he helms the ship

August 03

Sue Gussow Scholarship Fund Announced

Members of school of architecture class of 1995 are working to raise an endowed scholarship named in honor of Sue Ferguson Gussow A'56, professor emerita, who taught drawing to generations of graduates of the school

August 03

Summer STEM Speakers Talk about Work World Challenges

  • 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.