Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

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    Telling the Tale of Types

    A free, public lecture by Stan Nelson on the history of early typesetting

  • Nov 28 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations by Madeline Marra with Jackson Beyda, Mikhaila Quezada-Freda, and Rio Sofia; student shows include Art of the Book, Experimental Printmaking, and the Exchange Exhibition

  • Dec 5 Opening Receptions

    Senior presentations by Cooper Campbell, Maeve Fitzhoward, Dein Mare, and Alatz Ortega; Midground 19: Works by Black Student Union Alumni and Students

A Chat with Maria Thereza Alves A'85

The artist, whose works explore issues around ongoing colonialism, will deliver a free, public lecture in the Rose Auditorium on November 7, about her work

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William Villalongo's Solo Exhibition Opens

The Assistant Professor and 1999 School of Art graduate's collection of figurative works is titled, "Keep on Pushing," and is open until December 9 at Susan Inglett Gallery (522 West 24th Street)

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Healthcare-Focused Student Works Win Prizes

Several students of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering took home the top awards from multiple innovation competitions over a single weekend

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Now You See It...

The eye chart as diagnostic tool, a work of graphic design and a cultural meme is explored by William Germano, professor and former dean of HSS, in his new book Eye Chart

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Former Invention Factory Winner Receives $100K Prize

TrioCup, a to-go coffee cup with an origami-style no-spill lid first developed by two Cooper Union students in the 2015 Invention Factory has won $100,000 as part of the New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize

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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.