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At Cooper Spring 2019

Table of Contents: Vol. XLIX, No. 1, Spring 2019

At Cooper Summer 2018 coverLetter by Laura Sparks


100 + Years of Student Representation
As The Cooper Union celebrates the 160th anniversary of its founding, another notable milestone has also been reached in 2019: the 110th year since the creation of the institution’s first self-organized student representative body

Archive & Artifact: the Virtual and the the Physical
Images from the exhibition mounted in Fall 2018, celebrating The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture’s experimental and influential pedagogy by presenting undergraduate thesis projects completed at the school over the past 50 years.

Saturday Program at 50
Saturday Program has been around for decades, providing thousands of underserved local high school students the chance to get a taste of art school at no cost to them. But its exact origins were in doubt... until now

Cooper Dot Edu

EE Student Team Makes Top  Ten In Army Signal Competition
They competed against industry professionals and graduate students

Architect Magazine Awards Studio Prize To First Year Architectonics Studio
“one of the best examples Of architectural investigation taking place in colleges and universities today”

Digitizing “Lost” Great Hall Recordings
A $761k grant from the robert david lion gardiner foundation will make decades of recordings available to the public

Seven Cooper Alumni Chosen For Whitney Biennial
Works by Brian Belott A’95, Meriem Bennani A’13, Robert Bittenbender A’12, Tomashi Jackson A’10, Eric Mack A’10, Keegan Monaghan A’08, and Wangechi Mutu A’97 will be shown

Mili Does Math
Newly arrived associate professor mili shah loves to figure out ways to help people using math

Typographics at The Cooper Union | June 10–20
Conference | workshops & tours | typelab | bookfair
Alumni will receive $50 off regular ticket by using code alum-of-cu

160th Anniversary!
Watch for this logo throughout 2019 as the cooper union celebrates its history and
Its future

CU Engineering & Icahn School Of Medicine/ Mount Sinai Exchange

Students Build Models For MoMA
How Cooper Union architecture students contributed to a major exhibition

Investigations Into Color
Sarah Lowengard and Christina Weyl, both adjunct professors in the faculty of humanities and social sciences, have received prestigious fellowships to examine the history of color

You Are Here.
Two 2018 school of art alumni explore decolonization and placemaking at the “Queens International 2018,” a contemporary art biennial at the Queens museum

Class Notes

Back Pages

Torkwase Dyson Named Spring 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair in Art and Architecture

Cooper Together: 160

Cooper Fund Leadership Circle

Letters to the President

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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.