Faculty News 2018

2018

October 02

Leslie Hewitt Featured in Carnegie International 2018

Leslie Hewitt A'00, assistant professor in the School of Art, is one of the 32 artists and artist collectives featured in the Carnegie International, 57th Edition

Faculty: Leslie Hewitt

October 01

Architect Magazine Awards Studio Prize to First Year Architectonics Studio

The work of the Fall 2017 Architectonics Studio has been awarded a 2018 Studio Prize from Architect magazine as one of, "the best examples of architectural investigation taking place in colleges and universities today"

Faculty: Mersiha Veledar, Yasmin Vobis, Alexa Tsien

September 20

Investigations into Color

Two adjunct professors, Sarah Lowengard and Christina Weyl, of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, have received prestigious fellowships during the 2018/19 academic year. Both will be examining the history of color, though in different fields

Faculty: Christina Weyl, Sarah Lowengard

September 12

2018 Invention Factory Winner: Twist Talk

Brian Chung and Hannah Quirk took home the top prize for a portable communication aid for children on the autism spectrum

Faculty: Eric Lima, Alan N. Wolf

September 07

Collaborating in New Spaces

Sam Keene, associate professor of electrical engineering, conceptualized and taught two cross-disciplinary courses in the spring 2018 semester, bringing architects, artists, and engineers into the same classroom with shared learning goals

Faculty: Sam Keene

August 01

SEA2M3 Center is Finalist for Excellence in Innovation Award

The Cooper Union and its SEA2M3 (Sustainable Engineering, Architecture and Art - Materials, Manufacturing and Minimalism) Center led by Prof. Cumberbatch were selected as one of the finalists for the Phi Kappa Phi 2018 Excellence in Innovation Award.

Faculty: Toby J. Cumberbatch

June 12

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June 11

Adriana Farmiga Named MacDowell Fellow

Adriana Farmiga, assistant dean and adjunct professor in the School of Art, was awarded a 2018 MacDowell Summer Fellowship

Faculty: Adriana Farmiga

May 09

Professor Lepek Presents at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology

Faculty: Daniel H. Lepek

April 06

Professor Mintchev gives invited PI Mu Epsilon talk at GWU

Faculty: Stanislav Mintchev

March 22

Prof. Kwong Co-Authors Two Conference Papers

Faculty: Neal (Simon) Kwong

March 20

Professor Kwong Co-Authors Paper To Be Published in Earthquake Spectra Journal

Faculty: Neal (Simon) Kwong

March 12

Cooper Faculty and Alumni on AN Top 50 List

Faculty: Nader Tehrani, Benjamin Aranda

March 07

Eva Franch i Gilabert Appointed Director of Architectural Association

Faculty: Eva Franch i Gilabert

March 05

Philosopher, Astronomer, Filmmaker, Sailor ... Novelist

Diego Malquori, assistant professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences publishes his book of fiction

Faculty: Diego Malquori

February 21

Learn How to Destroy the Internet

Erin Sparling teaches Cooper Students how to do it

Faculty: Erin Sparling

February 01

Real World Pedagogy: Building in Shenzhen, China

Two students, Margaux Wheelock-Shew and Jeremy Son, collaborate with Nader Tehrani to create a permanent pavilion in Shenzhen, China

Faculty: Nader Tehrani

January 10

New Full-Time Faculty Bolster the Ranks

Following last year’s remarkable influx of seven new full-time, tenure-track faculty members across three academic branches, the reinvestment in teaching resources at The Cooper Union continues

Faculty: Lorena del Rio, Michael Young, Jennifer Weiser, Amanda Simson

2017

December 14

Professor Simson Co-Authors WIRED.com Article

Professor Amanda Simson co-authors article on WIRED.com.

Faculty: Amanda Simson

November 17

Look Closer

We tag along with Annika Finne, adjunct instructor in HSS, to the Met museum where her class, "Reading Surfaces: Painting Techniques Over Time," hits a sweet spot of artistic processes with art history and the practice of close observation

Faculty: Annika Finne

November 08

Cooper Union at the 2017 Chemical Engineering Conference

The 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota this year from October 29 through November 3, had strong representation by both students and faculty members of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Faculty: Benjamin J. Davis, Daniel H. Lepek

November 01

William Villalongo's Solo Exhibition Opens in Chelsea Gallery

The Assistant Professor and 1999 School of Art graduate's collection of figurative works is titled, "Keep on Pushing"

Faculty: William Villalongo

  • 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.