Nader Tehrani Named Dean

Nader Tehrani Named Dean

The new Dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will be Nader Tehrani, a professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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"Margaret Morton: A Retrospective" Opens

A solo survey of the School of Art professor's past 25-years-worth of photographic work goes on view around the corner from The Cooper Union at Leica Gallery until August 15

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2015 Student Presentation: The Photo Gallery

At the end of every May the lobbies, halls, studios and classrooms of The Cooper Union turn into exhibition space for student work completed during the past academic year. If you couldn't be there, here is just some of what you missed

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School of Engineering: Senior Snapshots 2015

School of Engineering: Senior Snapshots 2015

David Katz, Jackie Song, Osaze Udeagbala and Quinee Quintana talk about where they came from, what they worked on in their final year, and where they are headed next

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School of Art: Senior Snapshots 2015

School of Art: Senior Snapshots 2015

Maria Rodriguez-Jimenez, Stephen Gurtowski, Elzie Williams, and Omari Douglin talk about how they got here, what they focused on in their senior presentations, and where they are headed next

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Thesis Year Snapshots: 2015

Thesis Year Snapshots: 2015

Three graduating students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture -- Arta Perezic, Dustin Atlas and J.A. Alonzo -- talk about their thesis proposals and where they are headed next

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