Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • A Sculptural Symposium?

    A Sculptural Symposium?

    Q: What are you bringing to dinner? A: We bring to the table sculptural synergy and loquacious energy to probe at the investigations of dialogue, contact, and controversy. 

  • Black Radical Imagination: In Conversation

    Black Radical Imagination: In Conversation

    A free, public day-long conference featuring some of the most innovative filmmakers and collectives forming within the cinematic framework of the African Diaspora

  • Brand Type for Publications

    Brand Type for Publications

    A free, public lecture by Roger Black focusing on three case studies of typography associated with a magazine brand, until it wasn't: Rolling Stone, Newsweek and Premier

Tech Media Thrills to 2016 Robot Sumo Throwdown

Scientific American, Vice and Ars Technica all sent their cameras out to the annual End of Year Show competition where student-built battlin' 'bots must be the last to stay in the ring without human intervention. Watch them go at it

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Saskia Bos: The Valedictory Interview

Saskia Bos: The Valedictory Interview

The Dean of the School of Art will step down after seeing the class of 2016 graduate. In this departing interview she talks about her past 11 years at the school including its challenges and opportunities. She also discusses the positive future she sees for it and The Cooper Union

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Senior Snapshots: School of Engineering

Senior Snapshots: School of Engineering

Devora Najjar (ChE), Peter Morfe (EE), Jacqueline Le (ME) and Hailey Kim (CE) talk about their projects, their experiences and their future plans

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Snapshots: School of Art

Snapshots: School of Art

In the second part of our series focusing on members of the 2016 graduating class we meet Christian Charles, Willie Stewart and Olivia Drusin who talk about their experiences at Cooper, what they plan to do after graduation and the ways that music informed their art

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Thesis Year Snapshots 2016

Thesis Year Snapshots 2016

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

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President's Citations Announced

President's Citations Announced

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

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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.