Faculty News 2017


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"

Faculty: Lucy Raven

June 19

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

Faculty: Tulay Atak

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”

Faculty: Michael Morris

May 30

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

Faculty: George J. Delagrammatikas

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

Faculty: Anita Raja

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.

Faculty: Stanislav Mintchev

May 07

Diane Lewis Memorial

May 02

In Memoriam: Professor Diane Lewis

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

Faculty: Diane H. Lewis

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

Faculty: Sam Keene

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).

Faculty: Dirk Martin Luchtenburg

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

Faculty: Powell Draper

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

Faculty: Steven Hillyer

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.

Faculty: Melody Baglione

March 29

Creative Inquiries

The Menschel Fellowships at 20

Faculty: Sohnya Sayres

March 28

I Resist!

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

Faculty: Anne Griffin

March 24

Outreach Programs: A Parallel Union

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

Faculty: George J. Delagrammatikas, Marina Gutierrez, Stephanie Hightower, Siri Comeau McDonald

March 22

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

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

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

March 09

Prof. Dell Delivers Open Lecture in Keilir

Faculty: Robert Dell

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,"

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

February 02

Prof. Topper Gives Invited Lecture

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

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

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 26

Prof. Lima Receives VentureWell 2017 Faculty Grant Award

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

Faculty: Eric Lima


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

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)

Faculty: David M. Wootton

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"

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 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

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 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

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

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