Faculty News 2019

2019

April 12

Prof. Michael Young Receives Rome Prize

One of the most prestigious accolades in the field, it was, fittingly, awarded during a ceremony in the Great Hall

Faculty: Michael Young

April 03

Sam Keene Named 2019 C.V. Starr Professor

The two-year distinction comes with a $20,000 annual stipend for research activities such as travel, research assistants, equipment, and supplies

Faculty: Sam Keene

March 01

Artist Torkwase Dyson Named 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair

During her tenure, Dyson will show a new body of work, including a site-specific installation in the solo exhibition I Can Drink the Distance, on view from March 26 through April 25, 2019 in 41 Cooper Gallery

Faculty: Torkwase Dyson

February 08

Dean Shoop Inducted into National Academy of Engineering

NAE members are peer-elected, "senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers"

Faculty: Barry L. Shoop

February 05

Prof. Bedarida to Chair Italian Modernism Conference

Sixty years ago the first exhibition of Italian modernism after the fall of Fascism opened at MoMA. The free conference will examine the lasting impact of the 1949 exhibition and the travelling exhibitions that resulted from it

Faculty: Raffaele Bedarida

January 31

Mili Shah Will Solve Your (Math) Problems

Mili Shah, the newly-arrived associate professor of mathematics, loves to solve “math problems.” But not the kind most of us recall from our grade school days

Faculty: Mili Shah

2018

November 29

Saturday Program Turns 50!

In 1968 a number of student-led initiatives led to major shifts in education, not least of them was the creation of a Cooper-led public-school outreach program that would become a pipeline for NYC artists

Faculty: Marina Gutierrez

November 11

School of Engineering & Icahn School of Medicine Announce Exchange

The institutions have entered into a "memorandum of understanding" that will allow students from both schools to take courses for credit and perform research at the other institution, it was announced this week

Faculty: Anita Raja

November 10

Grant for Javits Green Roof Extended

Prof. Cataldo received a one-year grant from Drexel University to continue his research on the potential benefits of green roofs.

Faculty: Joseph C. Cataldo

October 29

Prof. Raja Co-Authors Publication on Convention Formation in Networks

Prof. Raja co-authors a paper on convention formation in networks that was accepted to Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems.

Faculty: Anita Raja

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 29

Prof. Mintchev Presents at AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting

Prof. Mintchev presents at the AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting on September 29, 2018 at University of Delaware.

Faculty: Stanislav Mintchev

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

September 03

Prof. Lepek Co-Authors Published Textbook

Prof. Lepek co-authors textbook titled "Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, 5th Edition" published by Prentice Hall. The text is currently being adopted across the country.

Faculty: Daniel H. Lepek

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

July 01

Prof. Dell and Prof. Wei Present Paper at ICEM 2018

Prof. Dell and Wei co-authored a paper that was published and presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM).

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

June 12

Prof. Savizky Elected as Chair-elect of ACS NY

Prof. Savizky is elected as Chair-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS), New York Section for 2019.

Faculty: Ruben Savizky

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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

Professor Lepek co-led a workshop and presented his research at the 8th World Congress on Particle Technology.

Faculty: Daniel H. Lepek

May 05

Graduate Student Anna Joselle Lomboy (ChE'18, ME'20) Presents at NYC ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium

Anna Joselle Lomboy (ChE '18, ME'20) presented her joint research with Prof. Topper at the NYC American Chemical Society (ACS) Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Faculty: Robert Q Topper

  • 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.