Faculty News 2017

2017

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

January 27

Prof. del Cerro Santamaría Invited to Teach at Harvard GSD

Faculty: Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría

January 26

Eric Lima Receives VentureWell 2017 Faculty Grant Award

Faculty: Eric Lima

2016

November 30

Prof. Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría Contributes to "Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management"

His contribution is entitled, "Iconic Urban Megaprojects in a Global Context: Revisiting Bilbao."

Faculty: Gerardo del Cerro Santamaría

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

Faculty: Sam Keene

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

Faculty: Alexander Tochilovsky

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

Faculty: Diane H. Lewis

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

Faculty: Leslie Hewitt, Lucy Raven, William Villalongo, Neal (Simon) Kwong, Neveen Shlayan, Diego Malquori, Raffaele Bedarida

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

Faculty: Raffaele Bedarida

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

Faculty: Stamatina Gregory

October 05

David Wootton Joins NIH Grant Funded Project Team

Faculty: David M. Wootton

September 29

Prof. Fontaine Participates in Webinar Panel

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

Faculty: Fred L. Fontaine

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

Faculty: Michael Samuelian

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

Faculty: Gail Buckland

September 22

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

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

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

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

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

Faculty: Brian Swann

September 01

Prof. Raja and Eliyahu Friedman (EE'16) Co-Author IEEE ITSC 2016 Paper

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

Faculty: Anita Raja

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

Faculty: Carla Herrera-Prats

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

Faculty: Alexander Tochilovsky

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

Faculty: Nader Tehrani

August 19

Two Cooper Undergraduates and Prof. Raja 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"

Faculty: Anita Raja

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

Faculty: Mike Essl

July 27

ME Professors and Grad Students to Present Six Papers at GRC'16 and ASME'16

Six papers co-authored by ME professors, Robert Dell and Chih-Shing (Stan) Wei, and ME grad students, William Foley, Nicholas Mitchell, and Anthony Edward Morris accepted to be published by ASME and GRC.

Faculty: Robert Dell, Chih-Shing (Stan) Wei

June 27

Cooper Union & Bowery Alliance Reveal Bowery History

A series of 64 posters called "Windows on the Bowery" designed by Cooper students and staff detail the history of that famed street go on view in windows starting on July 5. View the interactive map

Faculty: Mindy Lang

June 11

Prof. Topper Speaks at 2016 MARM

Robert Topper, professor of chemistry, gives a talk at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

June 10

Prof. Savizky Speaks at 2016 MARM

Ruben Savizky, professor of chemistry, gives two talks at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

Faculty: Ruben Savizky

June 08

Prof. Yecko Co-Authors Textbook

Philip Yecko, professor of physics, along with Oded Regev and Orkan Umurhan has co-authored a textbook in Fluid Dynamics titled "Modern Fluid Dynamics for Physics and Astrophysics” published by Springer Verlag in their 'Graduate Texts in Physics' series.

Faculty: Philip Yecko

June 02

Prof. Raja Presents Poster at Collective Intelligence 2016

Anita Raja, Professor of Computer Science, presents her joint work with Columbia researchers on "Accurate Crowd-labeling using Item Response Theory" at the Collective Intelligence 2016 held at NYU Stern School of Business

Faculty: Anita Raja

June 01

Prof. Diane Lewis Celebrates Her Newest Book and 40th Reunion

We chat with Prof. Lewis about her book, her approach to architectural pedagogy and the tour she will lead for members of Reunion 2016

Faculty: Diane H. Lewis

May 25

Robot Sumo Event Featured in Scientific American, Vice & Ars Technica

The annual End of Year Show event showcases the work of Prof. Brian Cusack's mechatronics class. The student-built robots fight to stay inside the ring for 60 seconds

Faculty: Brian Cusack

May 20

Prof. Mintchev Speaks at BAMM

Stanislav Mintchev, professor of mathematics, talks about "Robust traveling waves in chains of simple neural oscillators"

Faculty: Stanislav Mintchev

May 19

Fulbright Scholar Prof. Daniel Lepek Gives Open Air Lecture

Daniel Lepek, currently researching at IPPT for the summer term, is invited to give an open air lecture on particle technology.

Faculty: Daniel H. Lepek

May 17

Saskia Bos: The Valedictory Interview

The Dean of the School of Art will step down after seeing the class of 2016 graduate. We talk to her about her highs and lows as dean, as well as looking forward for the school and herself

Faculty: Saskia Bos

May 05

Prof. Raja Presents Paper at 13th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium

Professor Raja, professor of computer science, presents paper titled "Modeling Uncertainty and Its Implications on Complex Interdependent Networks" coauthored with Mohammad Hasan (UNL), Rob Flowe (OSD-ATL), Brendan Fernes (Cooper Union) at the 13th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium

Faculty: Anita Raja

April 20

Meet the Deans: Richard Stock

After nearly one full year, the Acting Dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering chats about how it has been going, what he sees as his role at the school and how his particular skill set meshes so well with his temporary position

Faculty: Richard J. Stock

April 19

First-ever Professional Faculty Grants Encourage Adjunct Research

We focus in on the work of the eight grant recipients from Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty: Celia Bergoffen, Benjamin Binstock, Karen Lepri, Jason Lee Oakes, Martha Schulman

April 06

Infrastructure and New York City's Water, NYT April 4

The New York Times and NY1 turned to Kevin Bone for his perspective on Mayor Bill DeBlasio's decision (or was it?) to postpone completion of New York City's third water tunnel

Faculty: Kevin Bone

April 01

Prof. Dell Appears in Documentary: This House Matters

Professor Dell participated in a documentary film called This House Matters by Tina Traster

Faculty: Robert Dell

April 01

Prof. Mintchev Co-Authors "Wave Generation in Unindirectional Chains of Idealized Neural Oscillators"

Paper titled "Wave generation in unindirectional chains of idealized neural oscillators" co-authored by Professor Mintchev and B. Fernandez published in The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, vol 6:5.

Faculty: Stanislav Mintchev

March 30

Poets, Musicians, Scientists, Architects and Educators Celebrate "Our Common Home"

Organized as a response to Pope Francis' environmental encyclical "Laudato Si," over 500 guests cultivated a positive atmosphere of engaging dialogue, profound photography and creative performance

Faculty: Kevin Bone, David Turnbull

March 24

Prof. Dell Attends Atlantic Roundtable Working Summit on Energy

The Atlantic Roundtable Working Summit on Energy hosted by the Atlantic Magazine discusses the supply and demand, new technology and changing nature of urban energy consumption

Faculty: Robert Dell

March 18

Prof. Synnott Speaks at Eastern Economic Association

Faculty: Thomas Synnott, III

March 14

Houston Alumni Meet with Cooper President, Dean and Staff

Acting President Bill Mea and Acting Dean of The Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Dr. Richard Stock, visited the ExxonMobil Houston Campus on Thursday, March 3 for a luncheon with Cooper alumni working for the company

Faculty: Richard J. Stock

March 09

Blurring the Edges of Photography: Art Alumnae Featured in Guggenheim Show

A conversation with Leslie Hewitt '00 and Sara VanDerBeek '98 about how sculptural strategies inform their photography

March 01

Prof. Yecko Co-Authors Paper in Computer Physics Communications

Philip Yecko, professor of physics, co-authors paper titled "Vofi — A library to initialize the volume fraction scalar field" in Computer Physics Communications, Vol 200, 291-299

Faculty: Philip Yecko

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