All News 2016

2016

May 27

Commencement 2016: The Highlights

The weather may have been overcast and drizzling but inside The Great Hall things were bright and upbeat

May 25

Robot Sumo Event Featured in Scientific American, Vice & Ars Technica

The annual End of Year Show event showcases the work of Prof. Brian Cusack's mechatronics class. The student-built robots fight to stay inside the ring for 60 seconds

May 17

Saskia Bos: The Valedictory Interview

The Dean of the School of Art will step down after seeing the class of 2016 graduate. We talk to her about her highs and lows as dean, as well as looking forward for the school and herself

May 16

President's Citations Announced for 2016 Commencement

At the 2016 commencement on May 24 John Leeper AR'85, William Morrison A'89 and Jason Banfelder ChE'93 & MChE'96 will receive a President's Citation, an honor not bestowed for several years

May 13

Senior Snapshots 2016: Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Devora Najjar, Peter Morfe, Jacqueline Le and Hailey Kim talk about their projects, their experiences and their future plans

May 09

Thesis Year Snapshots 2016

In the first installment of our annual series focusing on members of the graduating class, we meet Jemuel Joseph, Max Dowd and Cassandra Engstrom of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

May 06

Three EE Seniors Win $10K in "Dream it. Code it. Win it."

Eugene Sokolov, Harrison Zhao and Sheryan Resutov took home an ingenuity prize for a glove that works like a computer mouse

May 03

Senior Snapshots 2016: School of Art

Christian Charles, Willie Stewart and Olivia Drusin talk about their experiences at Cooper, what they plan to do after graduation and the ways that music informed their art

May 02

Denise Young Smith to Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

The Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources at Apple Inc. is responsible for recruiting and retaining talent. "I am honored to speak with these Cooper students about how we can all build a better future, together," she says

May 27

Commencement 2016: The Highlights

The weather may have been overcast and drizzling but inside The Great Hall things were bright and upbeat

May 25

Robot Sumo Event Featured in Scientific American, Vice & Ars Technica

The annual End of Year Show event showcases the work of Prof. Brian Cusack's mechatronics class. The student-built robots fight to stay inside the ring for 60 seconds

May 17

Saskia Bos: The Valedictory Interview

The Dean of the School of Art will step down after seeing the class of 2016 graduate. We talk to her about her highs and lows as dean, as well as looking forward for the school and herself

May 16

President's Citations Announced for 2016 Commencement

At the 2016 commencement on May 24 John Leeper AR'85, William Morrison A'89 and Jason Banfelder ChE'93 & MChE'96 will receive a President's Citation, an honor not bestowed for several years

May 13

Senior Snapshots 2016: Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Devora Najjar, Peter Morfe, Jacqueline Le and Hailey Kim talk about their projects, their experiences and their future plans

May 09

Thesis Year Snapshots 2016

In the first installment of our annual series focusing on members of the graduating class, we meet Jemuel Joseph, Max Dowd and Cassandra Engstrom of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

May 06

Three EE Seniors Win $10K in "Dream it. Code it. Win it."

Eugene Sokolov, Harrison Zhao and Sheryan Resutov took home an ingenuity prize for a glove that works like a computer mouse

May 03

Senior Snapshots 2016: School of Art

Christian Charles, Willie Stewart and Olivia Drusin talk about their experiences at Cooper, what they plan to do after graduation and the ways that music informed their art

May 02

Denise Young Smith to Deliver 2016 Commencement Address

The Vice President of Worldwide Human Resources at Apple Inc. is responsible for recruiting and retaining talent. "I am honored to speak with these Cooper students about how we can all build a better future, together," she says

March 30

Poets, Musicians, Scientists, Architects and Educators Celebrate "Our Common Home"

Organized as a response to Pope Francis' environmental encyclical "Laudato Si," over 500 guests cultivated a positive atmosphere of engaging dialogue, profound photography and creative performance

March 29

De-gendered Restrooms Attract International Attention

Following a decision by Acting President Bill Mea to remove gender-specific signage on all restrooms at The Cooper Union academic buildings, the U.S. edition of "The Guardian" calls the move "pioneering"

March 24

Professor Dell attended The Atlantic Roundtable Working Summit on Energy

The Atlantic Roundtable Working Summit on Energy hosted by the Atlantic Magazine discusses the supply and demand, new technology and changing nature of urban energy consumption

March 22

New Scholarships for High School Students to Attend Summer Art Program

March 21

Summer Challenge Fellowship: LAND-USE

As the second year of the Institute’s fellowship competition, we call for project proposals that focus on the relationships between the earth’s biological systems and human activities such as agriculture, deforestation, urbanization, and resource extraction.

March 18

Prof. Synnott Speaks at Eastern Economic Association

March 14

Houston Alumni Meet with Cooper President, Dean and Staff

Acting President Bill Mea and Acting Dean of The Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Dr. Richard Stock, visited the ExxonMobil Houston Campus on Thursday, March 3 for a luncheon with Cooper alumni working for the company

March 11

Cooper 'Construction Crew' Writes Book about Architectural Materials

March 09

Blurring the Edges of Photography: Art Alumnae Featured in Guggenheim Show

A conversation with Leslie Hewitt '00 and Sara VanDerBeek '98 about how sculptural strategies inform their photography

March 01

Professor Lepek was awarded the Fulbright Scholar grant to research at Graz University of Technology in Austria

Professor Daniel Lepek has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at Graz University of Technology in Austria during the 2015-2016 academic year.

March 30

Poets, Musicians, Scientists, Architects and Educators Celebrate "Our Common Home"

Organized as a response to Pope Francis' environmental encyclical "Laudato Si," over 500 guests cultivated a positive atmosphere of engaging dialogue, profound photography and creative performance

March 29

De-gendered Restrooms Attract International Attention

Following a decision by Acting President Bill Mea to remove gender-specific signage on all restrooms at The Cooper Union academic buildings, the U.S. edition of "The Guardian" calls the move "pioneering"

March 24

Professor Dell attended The Atlantic Roundtable Working Summit on Energy

The Atlantic Roundtable Working Summit on Energy hosted by the Atlantic Magazine discusses the supply and demand, new technology and changing nature of urban energy consumption

March 22

New Scholarships for High School Students to Attend Summer Art Program

March 21

Summer Challenge Fellowship: LAND-USE

As the second year of the Institute’s fellowship competition, we call for project proposals that focus on the relationships between the earth’s biological systems and human activities such as agriculture, deforestation, urbanization, and resource extraction.

March 18

Prof. Synnott Speaks at Eastern Economic Association

March 14

Houston Alumni Meet with Cooper President, Dean and Staff

Acting President Bill Mea and Acting Dean of The Albert Nerken School of Engineering, Dr. Richard Stock, visited the ExxonMobil Houston Campus on Thursday, March 3 for a luncheon with Cooper alumni working for the company

March 11

Cooper 'Construction Crew' Writes Book about Architectural Materials

March 09

Blurring the Edges of Photography: Art Alumnae Featured in Guggenheim Show

A conversation with Leslie Hewitt '00 and Sara VanDerBeek '98 about how sculptural strategies inform their photography

March 01

Professor Lepek was awarded the Fulbright Scholar grant to research at Graz University of Technology in Austria

Professor Daniel Lepek has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and do research at Graz University of Technology in Austria during the 2015-2016 academic year.

January 28

Breaking Barriers for New York City High School Students

George Delagrammatikas, director of STEM outreach programs at The Cooper Union talks with Marina Gutierrez, director of the Saturday Program, in the first of a series we are calling "Cooper to Cooper: Conversations Across Disciplines"

January 27

Behind the 2016 Menschel Exhibitiion

Menschel Fellowship Program Director Sohnya Sayres gives her thoughts on the 19th annual showcase of student projects in art, architecture, design, and engineering

January 27

Memorial to Jan Palach, Designed by John Hejduk, Unveiled in Prague

Dedication ceremony for Jan Palach Memorial, designed by John Hejduk (AR '50), founding dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture.

January 26

Architectural Fun-damentals

"Architecture in Play," Professor Tamar Zinguer's new book, examines four key toys from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries that embodied architectural notions of construction and manipulating form

January 25

Giving Back to the Future

The story behind the Howard Flagg Memorial Prize, a newly endowed award from former graduates to soon-to-graduate current students

January 20

Photo Gallery: STEM Days

Several Cooper engineering students returned to class earlier than expected when they served as instructors during two STEM days for high school students during the winter break

January 15

A Message on Behalf of the Free Education Committee -- Jan. 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Free Education Committee (“FEC”) of The Cooper Union Board of Trustees held its first meeting on January 12...

January 06

In Memory of Eugenie "Ersy" Schwartz

January 05

Art to Disrupt the Art Economy

Caroline Woolard A'07 uses her practice to imagine a new economic and political paradigm for artists and others

2015

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

December 16

Judge Approves Consent Decree

Today, the Supreme Court of the State of New York approved the consent decree that was agreed to by the New York State Attorney General, The Cooper Union, the Board of Trustees and the Committee to Save Cooper Union in September

December 07

A Chat with Bill Mea

The Vice President for Finance & Administration and Acting President talks about his background, where he sees The Cooper Union going, and whether he is a Deadhead

December 06

Professor Anita Raja co-authors "Establishing Cooperation in Highly-Connected Networks Using Altruistic Agents"

Paper titled "Establishing Cooperation in Highly-Connected Networks Using Altruistic Agents" co-authored by Professor Anita Raja presented at the IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology Conference 2015, December 6-9, 2015, Singapore.

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

December 16

Judge Approves Consent Decree

Today, the Supreme Court of the State of New York approved the consent decree that was agreed to by the New York State Attorney General, The Cooper Union, the Board of Trustees and the Committee to Save Cooper Union in September

December 07

A Chat with Bill Mea

The Vice President for Finance & Administration and Acting President talks about his background, where he sees The Cooper Union going, and whether he is a Deadhead

December 06

Professor Anita Raja co-authors "Establishing Cooperation in Highly-Connected Networks Using Altruistic Agents"

Paper titled "Establishing Cooperation in Highly-Connected Networks Using Altruistic Agents" co-authored by Professor Anita Raja presented at the IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology Conference 2015, December 6-9, 2015, Singapore.

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

October 26

Professor Robert Dell and William Folley awarded the Geothermal Research Council's Best Presentation award

Professor Robert Dell and William Folley win the Geothermal Research Council's Best Presentation award for their work on Heated Garden Research

October 20

Library Acquires a Trove of Cooper Family Documents

October 12

Gender Myths Exploded

Transgender Artists in Dialogue with Sexology Archives in Exhibition at Lubalin Gallery

October 08

Drawing Connections

"Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association," a touring exhibition featuring 43 original drawings by some of the world's most renowned architects, and its vital connection to The Cooper Union. We peek inside the show.

October 07

"Open City: Existential Urbanity" Book Signing and Symposium Announced

The November 19 book signing and November 20/21 symposium to be held at the New Museum and MoMA marks the official release of the collection of student work developed in the fourth-year "Architecture of the City" studio from 2001 - 2014

October 01

Cooper Students Inspire a Unique Writing Guide

Gwen Hyman & Martha Schulman of the Center for Writing talk about their new book, "Thinking on the Page," and how it grew out of their work with the a-typical writing students that use the Center as a critical resource

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

October 26

Professor Robert Dell and William Folley awarded the Geothermal Research Council's Best Presentation award

Professor Robert Dell and William Folley win the Geothermal Research Council's Best Presentation award for their work on Heated Garden Research

October 20

Library Acquires a Trove of Cooper Family Documents

October 12

Gender Myths Exploded

Transgender Artists in Dialogue with Sexology Archives in Exhibition at Lubalin Gallery

October 08

Drawing Connections

"Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association," a touring exhibition featuring 43 original drawings by some of the world's most renowned architects, and its vital connection to The Cooper Union. We peek inside the show.

October 07

"Open City: Existential Urbanity" Book Signing and Symposium Announced

The November 19 book signing and November 20/21 symposium to be held at the New Museum and MoMA marks the official release of the collection of student work developed in the fourth-year "Architecture of the City" studio from 2001 - 2014

October 01

Cooper Students Inspire a Unique Writing Guide

Gwen Hyman & Martha Schulman of the Center for Writing talk about their new book, "Thinking on the Page," and how it grew out of their work with the a-typical writing students that use the Center as a critical resource

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

August 31

Incoming 2015: Part Two

In the second installment of our weekly series focusing on new arrivals we meet Kayla Montes de Oca, "Olu" Olorode and Kiersten Mercado

August 26

Prof. Joe Cataldo Discusses Green Roof Research on NY1

Joseph Cataldo, professor of civil engineering who has taught at The Cooper Union for 40 years, appeared on the New York cable news channel to discuss his research on the Javits Center green roof

August 26

Alexander Tochilovsky Decodes the "Secret Language of Signs"

Alexander Tochilovsky A'00, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography gives a video tour of Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood signage and what it all means

August 24

Incoming 2015: Part One

The first of a series looking at members of the incoming class of 2015. Included in part one: Matt Cebulski, Mary Dwyer and Asante Mills

August 10

A New Way to Read the Streets

In a demonstration of unity and ambition, students, alumni, faculty and staff from all three schools at The Cooper Union worked together on "Tactile City," a proposal to New York City's Department of Design and Construction that would make the sidewalks more navigable for the visually impaired

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

July 30

Women in STEM Panel Addresses Young Audience

Five women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math appeared on stage in The Great Hall as part of the Summer STEM program aimed at local high school students

July 30

Forbes Names Cooper Union the "Most Entrepreneurial" College in U.S.

The financial news magazine rates colleges based on the percentage of "founders and owners" of businesses among all alumni, more even than even Stanford or MIT

July 28

School of Architecture Alumni and Dean included in "30 Years of Emerging Voices"

The awardees spanning the thirty year history include 23 School of Architecture Alumni and Dean Nader Tehrani.

July 27

Twenty-First Century Choices: Identifying Strategies for a Sustainable World

The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design launches blog on current issues of sustainability.

July 21

SutureSelf Takes Top Prize at the 2015 Invention Factory

A hand-held, disposable suturing device took home top honors by a distinguished panel of judges at the conclusion of the third annual Invention Factory showcase

July 20

Cooper in Top Ten of Money Mag's 2015 "Best Colleges"

For the second year in row The Cooper Union has ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's list of "best value" colleges in the U.S.

July 09

S.U.R.F.'s Up This Summer

Inside the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) where five students have been selected to focus on their own bioengineering projects when the labs might otherwise be dark

July 01

Nader Tehrani Named Dean

A professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tehrani has been appointed dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture beginning in July

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

July 30

Women in STEM Panel Addresses Young Audience

Five women working in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Math appeared on stage in The Great Hall as part of the Summer STEM program aimed at local high school students

July 30

Forbes Names Cooper Union the "Most Entrepreneurial" College in U.S.

The financial news magazine rates colleges based on the percentage of "founders and owners" of businesses among all alumni, more even than even Stanford or MIT

July 28

School of Architecture Alumni and Dean included in "30 Years of Emerging Voices"

The awardees spanning the thirty year history include 23 School of Architecture Alumni and Dean Nader Tehrani.

July 27

Twenty-First Century Choices: Identifying Strategies for a Sustainable World

The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design launches blog on current issues of sustainability.

July 21

SutureSelf Takes Top Prize at the 2015 Invention Factory

A hand-held, disposable suturing device took home top honors by a distinguished panel of judges at the conclusion of the third annual Invention Factory showcase

July 20

Cooper in Top Ten of Money Mag's 2015 "Best Colleges"

For the second year in row The Cooper Union has ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's list of "best value" colleges in the U.S.

July 09

S.U.R.F.'s Up This Summer

Inside the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) where five students have been selected to focus on their own bioengineering projects when the labs might otherwise be dark

July 01

Nader Tehrani Named Dean

A professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tehrani has been appointed dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture beginning in July

February 10

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks"

Professor Anita Raja receives NPS grant to investigate "Modeling Uncertainty and its Implications in Complex Interdependent Networks".

 
  • 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.