Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Naomi Klein

    Author Talk: Naomi Klein

    A free, public discussion of resistance in the Trump era with journalist and author Naomi Klein who will discuss her latest book "No Is Not Enough"

  • Typographics 2017

    A festival for people who love type. Events include intensive hands-on workshops taught by Type@Cooper instructors and guest instructors, TypeLab, a typeface design and typography hackathon, and a book fair

Commencement 2017: Photo Gallery

Photographer João Enxuto captured the highlights of Commencement 2017

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Senior Snapshots 2017

In the final part of our series speaking with members of the graduating class of 2017 we turn our attentions to three seniors from the School of Art. Meet Jasper Marsalis, Emma Faith Hill and Pedram Sazesh

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Thesis-Year Snapshots

In the second of our annual series on members of the graduating class we turn our attentions to the fifth-year students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Meet Stephanie Restrepo, Aimilios Davlantis Lo and Piao Liu

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Senior Snapshots 2017

In the first of our annual three-part series on members of the graduating class we focus on the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. Meet Grace Li ChE'17, Eliezer Lerea EE'17, Yeeho Song ME'17, Andrew Keane CE'17 and Jisoo Park BSE'17

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Congressman John Lewis in the Great Hall

The U.S. Representative and Civil Rights leader appeared in the Great Hall and, after speaking of his early life leading to his joining the Civil Rights movement, sat down for a conversation with President Sparks. Watch the whole thing on Cooper Union's YouTube channel

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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.