At Cooper Summer 2007

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Summer 2007

News Briefs
Cuomo and Gingrich Issue Challenge
In Memoriam: George Sadek
Lance Jay Brown (AR’65) Receives Topaz Medallion

Cooper Union Builds Brave New World: The Poetics of Sustainability
Great Minds Think Differently

Alumni News
Alumni Association President’s column
Don Toman (EE’55)
Founder’s Day Dinner Dance
2007–08 Ballot Results
Give to The Cooper Union: Get Income for Life
Regional Events
New York City Events
Cooper Products
Pioneer Profile: J. Abbott Miller (A’85)
Pioneer Profile: Harold Hesselson (AR’35)
Published Pioneers

Class Notes

Special Projects
Long Island City Art Studios 5
Situ Studio

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  • 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.