CU @ Lunch with Alumni

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Begun in 1997, CU @ Lunch with Cooper Union Alumni focuses on the work of recent graduates who can speak about the vital issues they face following graduation. The program's objectives are to provide career-development programming for architecture and art students by drawing on alumni expertise; facilitate the development of alumni-to-student learning and relationships; provide independent and faculty alumni with a professional-development opportunity, by offering a public platform to present their work; and create a unique intellectual forum for students, faculty, and staff that focuses on topics of interest to the Cooper community.

Announcements for each event are made available online as a student resource. The brief text about the speakers serves two professional development purposes: it documents the career path and undertakings of each the speaker and presents students with a repository of potential contacts. The Career Center works with Cooper's Center for Design & Typography to produce the announcements, adding a visual richness to the CU @ Lunch Poster Archive.

CU @ Lunch Poster Archive

Thomas Gardiner
Art '08 | April 12, 2016

Noah Garcia, Emily A. Martinez
Arch '10, Arch '11 | Nov. 3, 2015

Kiel Scott
Art '05 | September 15, 2015

Teddy Kofman
Arch '13 | March 31, 2015

Kant Smith
Art '07 | November 4, 2014

Mersiha Veledar
Arch '03 | April 15, 2014

Esteban Cabeza de Baca
Art '10 | February 25, 2014

Sam Vernon
Art '08 | October 1, 2013

Nyeema Morgan
Art '00 | April 2, 2013

Francesca DiMattio
Art '03 | November 27, 2012

Wangechi Mutu
Art '97 | April 24, 2012

Uri Wegman
Arch '08 | March 27, 2012

Garrett Ricciardi
Art '03 | November 8, 2011

Dionisio Cortes Ortega
Arch '09 | February 22, 2011

Hayley Eber
Arch '00 | November 9, 2010

Maximiliano Ferro
Art '08 | October 5, 2010

Erica Wessmann
Art '07 | April 13, 2010

André Soluri
Arch '98 | March 2, 2010

Jean Brownhill Lauer
Arch '00 | November 17, 2009

Benjamin Kress
Art '00 | September 29, 2009

Fiyel Levent, Anne Romme
Arch '03, Arch '05 | April 7, 2009

Michael Vahrenwald
Art '00 | December 2, 2008

Pinar Yolacan
Art '04 | September 25, 2008

Ran Oron
Arch '96 | April 15, 2008

Franciso Bello, Nelson Fernando Figallo
Art '02, Arch '03 | October 23, 2007

Kenny Komer, Boris Rasin, Ryan Oakes & Trevor Oakes
Art '06, Art '05, Art '04 & Art '04 | April 10, 2007

Liselot van der Heijden
Art '92 | November 14, 2006

Anthony Titus
Arch '98 | October 24, 2006

Jeremiah Coyle
Art '98 | March 28, 2006

John Emerson
Art '95 | November 8, 2006

Martin Finio
Arch '88 | September 27, 2005

Josephine Halvorson
Art '03 | March 22, 2005

Evan Douglis
Arch '83 | February 8, 2005

Lan Tuazon
Art '99 | November 9, 2004

Anne Marie Edden, Jess Bayuk, Janice Chu, Olivia Ahn
Arch '89, Arch '08, Arch '11, Arch '13 | March 1, 2016

Erin Jane Nelson
Art '11 | October 22, 2015

Eric Mack
Art '10 | April 21, 2015

Nicholas Pevzner
Arch '05 | March 3, 2015

Christian Lord
Art '05 | September 23, 2014

Allyson Vieira
Art '01 | March 11, 2014

Heidi Hahn
Art '06 | November 5, 2013

Ryan Garrett
Art '06 | September 24, 2013

Theo Stewart-Stand, Yarminiah Rosa, Isaac Nichols
Art '99, Art '12, Art '12 | March 12, 2013

Johannes VanDerBeek
Art '04 | October 23, 2012

Ana Becker, Dina Ravvin
Art '11, Art '12 | April 10, 2012

Sascha Mombartz, Lucia Vera
Art '09, Art '10 | November 15, 2011

Savina Romanos
Arch '10 | October 25, 2011

Mores McWreath
Art '03 | February 15, 2011

SOL'SAX
Art '92 | October 19, 2010

Leigh Ruple
Art '06 | September 28, 2010

Ruth Oppenheim
Art '08 | March 9, 2010

Sofy Yuditskaya
Art '08 | October 20, 2009

Caroline Woolard
Art '07 | April 28, 2009

Ron Martin
Art '08 | March 10, 2009

Jennifer Carrow, Rebecca Casbon, Louise Ma
Art '03, Arch '07, Art '07 | September 30, 2008

Julia Weist, Jennifer Tobias, Ellen Lupton
Art '07, Art '88, Art '85 | April 17, 2008

Seth Labenz, Roy Rub
Art '06, Art '06 | March 4, 2008

John Menick
Art '98 | October 2, 2007

Aleksey Lukyanov & Basar Girit
Arch '05 & Arch '05 | January 30, 2007

Yuri Masnyj
Art '98 | November 7, 2006

Joseph Mbeh
Art '00 | April 11, 2006

Jennifer Lee
Arch '97 | February 12, 2006

Javaka Steptoe
Art '99 | October 18, 2005

Francisco Bello
Art '02 | April 12, 2005

Zak Smith
Art '98 | March 8, 2005

Matthew Cusick
Arch '93 | December 7, 2005

Martin Dixon
Art '88 | October 19, 2004

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  • “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.”

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  • 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.