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2016

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 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 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.

April 26

Ironworkers Give Students a Lesson in Heavy Metal

April 20

Meet the Deans: Richard Stock

After nearly one full year, the Acting Dean of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering chats about how it has been going, what he sees as his role at the school and how his particular skill set meshes so well with his temporary position

April 19

First-ever Professional Faculty Grants Encourage Adjunct Research

We focus in on the work of the eight grant recipients from Humanities and Social Sciences

April 18

Fever Pitch: This Crucial Moment In The Fight To Stop Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Patrick Robbins, former CUISD associate, co-authored with Kaitlin Butler "Fever Pitch: This Crucial Moment In The Fight To Stop Fossil Fuel Infrastructure", a comparative look at the anti-fossil fuel movement in both Utah and New York on Naomi Klein's blog "The Leap".

April 18

Engineering Professors Have Their "One Shining Moment"

Watch the video featuring highlights from engineering faculty discussing their research projects with only three minutes on the clock during Cooper's own version of "March Madness"

April 13

Cooper Union Wins Regional Steel Bridge Competition

The steel bridge team not only designed and constructed a bridge, but also fabricated all the pieces used in the competition. We talked with some of the members

April 06

Infrastructure and New York City's Water, NYT April 4

The New York Times and NY1 turned to Kevin Bone for his perspective on Mayor Bill DeBlasio's decision (or was it?) to postpone completion of New York City's third water tunnel

April 01

Professor Baglione and graduate student Michael Pimpinella co-author “The Use of Sound Level Meter Apps in the Clinical Setting"

Professor Baglione and graduate student Michael Pimpinella are co-authors on a journal publication titled “The Use of Sound Level Meter Apps in the Clinical Setting” in the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Vol. 25, 14-28.

April 01

Zaha Hadid 1950-2016

April 01

Professor Dell participated in a documentary film called This House Matters

Professor Dell participated in a documentary film called This House Matters by Tina Traster

April 01

Professor Mintchev co-authors "Wave generation in unindirectional chains of idealized neural oscillators"

Paper titled "Wave generation in unindirectional chains of idealized neural oscillators" co-authored by Professor Mintchev and B. Fernandez published in The Journal of Mathematical Neuroscience, vol 6:5.

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 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 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

Engineering Professor 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.

February 26

Brian Swann's Eleventh Collection Wins Poetry Award

February 26

Kevin Bone presents at WATER+

The University of Manitoba's WATER+ conference on February 26th posited emerging relationships between human and natural systems with specific reference to water as an activating agent

February 25

David Wootton Awarded C.V. Starr Distinguished Professorship

The award was established by The Starr Foundation, which has made more than $3.3 billion in grants since its start in 1955

February 24

The Lubalin Center Launches a Virtual Flat File

The Herb Lubalin Study Center has launched a new website, Flat File, that will showcase singular works of graphic design from its collection on a weekly basis

February 23

Dean Tehrani's Firm Wins Two Awards from Boston Society of Architects

February 22

Prof. Osinski's New Book Gains Media Attention

"Summer Days: Staten Island," Prof. Christine Osinski's new book of photographs taken in "the forgotten borough," has gotten national and international media attention

February 18

School of Engineering Launches "From the Lab"

"From the Lab" Engineering Series highlighting interdisciplinary research launched with Bioengineering as the inaugural theme.

February 18

Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Summary and Projections to FY20 Released

Bill Mea, vice president of finance & administration and acting president of The Cooper Union, releases his analysis of The Cooper Union’s financial condition, both in terms of its liquidity and the gap that must be bridged in order to cease reliance on tuition revenue.

February 10

In Conversation: Raffaele Bedarida & Jim Coddington, chief conservator of MoMA

On February 18 at 1.30 p.m. Raffaele Bedarida will have a free, public conversation with Jim Coddington, chief conservator of MoMA, about restoring the works of Jackson Pollack

February 08

Diller and Scofidio Speak to Cooper's Architecture Students

February 08

In Memory of Prof. Manolis Kondopirakis

February 07

Construction Matters Book Launch

A book launch for Construction Matters, by School of Architecture Associate Professor Georg Windeck.

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".

November 29

The Buckminster Fuller Institute 2016 Fellowship Program

Each year, BFI invites scientists, students, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit solutions for addressing humanity’s most pressing problems. The Fellowship Program is meant to enhance rigorous discourse in the Fuller Challenge review process by bringing additional voices and perspectives into the discussion.

November 23

David Lehman, Author of Sinatra's Century, Talks about "The Voice"

On December 3, David Lehman will give a free, public lecture in The Great Hall about his new book, "Sinatra's Century"

November 22

"Visualization of pulsatile flow for magnetic nanoparticle based therapies" co-authored by Professor Yecko was presented at The American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics 68th Annual Meeting

Paper titled "Visualization of pulsatile flow for magnetic nanoparticle based therapies" co-authored by ME student Andrew Wentzel and Professor Yecko presented at American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics 68th Annual Meeting, Boston MA.

November 20

Professor Melody Baglione invited as a panelist at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Energy and Design Conference

Professor Melody Baglione served as invited panelist on The Built Environment at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Energy and Design Conference, Bronx Community College.

November 17

Professor Lepek gives a talk on "No Exams, No Graded Homework, No Lectures: Adventures in Active Learning, Peer Instruction, and Flipping the Classroom" at University College London

Professor Daniel Lepek gives a talk on "No Exams, No Graded Homework, No Lectures: Adventures in Active Learning, Peer Instruction, and Flipping the Classroom" at University College London

November 12

Farm to Table; Table to Farm

Two School of Art students have parlayed their education and experience into a traveling kitchen that sets up in UK dairy farms, documents the life there and culminates in a big communal meal. They call it "Enroot"

November 10

Professor Dell a talk on "Geothermal micro climate at Keilir" at Keilir Atlantic Center of Excellence

Professor Dell gives an invited talk on "Geothermal micro climate at Keilir" at Keilir Atlantic Center of Excellence, Iceland

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".

September 22

Type@Cooper and Letterform Archive Launch Type@Cooper West

The Cooper Union’s Continuing Education Certificate Program Offers West Coast Courses Beginning October 2015.

September 19

Dorit Aviv to co-host Princeton University's ULTRASTRUCTURES conference

The Assistant Professor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will present her research and prototype of a passive cooling oculus / operable structure

September 16

Cooper Students Chosen for NSF-funded Business Innovation Program

To Start-Up or Not to Start-up, that was the question two Cooper sophomores asked themselves at I-Corps, a summer program that teaches how to assess an idea's business potential

September 14

Cooper Cartoonists at the New Yorker

Cooper Union alumni Edward Sorel, Jon Agee and Liana Finck tell how they first published their art work in The New Yorker and how their undergraduate days did and didn't prepare them for life as a cartoonist

September 14

Michael Young (Young & Ayata) wins Bauhaus Museum Design Competition

Young & Ayata, co-founded by Michael Young, have been awarded one of two first prizes for the New Bauhaus Museum in Dessau.

September 09

Cooper Still Tops in 2016 U.S. News "Best Colleges" Guidebook

The Cooper Union has been ranked as the #1 Best Value and the #2 overall undergraduate school in its region by The U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2016 guidebook

September 09

The Lubalin Center at 30

The Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography celebrates 30 years with an exhibition that shows off its extraordinary collection of design ephemera

September 03

Incoming 2015: Part Three

In the third and last of our series featuring arriving students we meet Jasmine Tang, Eric Goins and Noah Silver

September 01

Cooper Union, Committee to Save Cooper Union Agree to Settle Litigation

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".

June 25

"Margaret Morton: A Retrospective" Opens

Margaret Morton, professor in the School of Art, has a solo survey of her past 25-years-worth of photographic work open at Leica Gallery, around the corner from The Cooper Union

June 16

Cooper Union Elevator Featured on FOX 5 News

A spot on the origins of passenger elevator focuses on the Foundation Building and features an interview with Elizabeth O'Donnell, acting dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

June 09

Just Your Type

Inside "Typographics," a 10-day festival of lectures, workshops and tours exploring developments in typography, hosted by The Cooper Union

June 08

Admissions Numbers Announced for 2015

The preparation and talent of the new class continue to meet Cooper’s very high standards

April 23

CUISD Seeks Intern for GIS and Graphic Work

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".

 
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  • “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.”

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  • 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.