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Senior Snapshots: Art

Elvin Hu, Paolo Mentasti, and Eric Goins talk about their work, their time at Cooper, and how they have found motivation in the midst of the pandemic.

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Coronavirus Response

An information hub that includes current status, latest updates, online learning resources, and more

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Senior Snapshots: Engineering

QiTong Han, Connor Lowry, Aziza Almanakly, Michael Lange, and Carena Toy, all graduating seniors of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, talk about their work and how their final months got "torn up"

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Senior Snapshots: Architecture

Three fifth-year students talk about their thesis projects and presenting in the era of COVID-19

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Cooper on Demand Presents Naomi Klein

Nancy Bass Wyden, owner of the Strand Bookstore, introduces Naomi Klein, who came to the Great Hall last November to talk about the urgency of addressing climate change

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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.