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Emilio Martinez Poppe and KT Pe Benito, both A'16, explore decolonization and placemaking at Queens International 2018, a contemporary art biennial at the Queens Museum

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A 160th Anniversary!

Watch for this logo throughout 2019 as The Cooper Union celebrates its history and its future. The first major event will be the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Peter Cooper's statue on Monday February 11, at noon

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Mili Shah Will Solve Your (Math) Problems

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

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$760K Grant to Digitize Great Hall Programs

Over the years dozens of important figures in politics, the arts, and media came to the Great Hall. Now a grant from the Gardiner Foundation will let us document those events

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Saturday Program Turns 50!

Founded by Cooper students in 1968, Saturday Program has reached 15,000+ NYC public high school students 

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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.