All News 2023


March 16

New Exhibition and Daylong Symposium Explore Relationship between Energy and Architectural Form

On view from March 21 through April 16, 2023 in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery

March 01

A Life in Art Entwined: Works by Joan and Reynold Ruffins A’51

A new Cooper exhibition of paintings and drawings by artists Joan and Reynold Ruffins is now on view by appointment in the Stuyvesant-Fish House.

February 27

Aerial Vehicle Team Places in Top Five for Design

The Cooper Union Aerial Vehicle Team placed in the top five for their Preliminary Design Report in the 2023 Vertical Flight Society’s Design-Build-Vertical Flight competition.

February 23

As We Breathe: A New Solo Exhibition by Benjamin Degen A’98

Artist Benjamin Degen A’98, a longtime adjunct faculty member in the School of Art, presents new works in a solo exhibition that runs through March 11.

February 06

Vkhutemas to Open This Spring and Will be Complemented by Additional Framing Materials and Public Programming

February 03

New Youth-Led Exhibit Tells the Stories of Black Homeownership in NYC

“What Makes A House A Home,” a new public exhibition at The Cooper Union, runs in the colonnade and first floor of Cooper’s historic Foundation Building from February 3 through February 11, 2023.

January 31

New Collection of Poetry by Brian Swann

Brian Swann, adjunct professor of English, authors his 14th collection of poetry.

January 27

COOPERMADE Alex Katz: A Conversation with Paint

January 25

Vkhutemas Exhibition Postponed

January 24

In Memoriam: Carin Goldberg A'75

In memory of renowned graphic designer Carin Goldberg A'75.

January 13

Bell Labs President to Visit Cooper

On Wednesday, January 18, 2022, the Albert Nerken School of Engineering will welcome Peter Vetter, president of Bell Labs Core Research, to tour Cooper and deliver a guest lecture for students.

January 12

The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections Receives METRO Grant

Funding will help support the digitization of the Ledgers and Orders of the Great Hall

January 12

The Gardiner Foundation Great Hall Forum


December 16

A Message from the Acting Dean: Spring is Coming...

December 12

High School Students in The Saturday Program Show Their Work

Hosted across eight classrooms of the Foundation Building, the open studio featured in-progress and completed projects by 200 students enrolled in the program’s Fall 2022 courses.

December 07

Cooper Union’s First Undergraduate Research Symposium

December 07

Qasim Akhlaq CE’23 Awarded the MENY Scholarship

December 06

New Hires in the School of Engineering

December 05

Assistant Professor Jennifer Weiser’s Recent Publications

December 05

Alumnus Kevin Yao ME’18 ME’20 and Prof. Philip Yecko Published in Physics of Fluids

December 02

Daniel Libeskind AR’70 Will be Awarded the Dresden Peace Prize

December 01

Mechanical Engineering Students and Prof. Kamau Wright Presented at ASME 2022 IMECE

November 28

Meet Our Engineering Student Council

November 22

Assistant Prof. Abigail Raz Awarded 2022 Editor’s Choice Award in Discrete Mathematics

November 17

11th Naval Academy Conference and SHPE 2022 National Convention

November 16

Associate Professor Leslie Hewitt A’00 Receives 2022 Anonymous Was A Woman Award

Hewitt is one of 15 selected for the award

November 10

New Research on Multiphase Flow Simulation by Professor of Physics Philip Yecko Published in the Journal Computer Physics Communications

November 08

Electrical Engineering Student Spotlight: Zephaniah Christopher Odidika

We interviewed Zephaniah, a second-year electrical engineering student at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. Read on to learn about him and his studies in electrical engineering! 

November 08

Esther Whang EE’23 Wins 1st-Place Undergraduate Collegiate Poster at SWE22

October 31

Collection of Design Ephemera Highlighting Black Culture Donated to Lubalin Center

October 31

Anna Konvicka EE'23 Wins Top Paper Award at 2022 IEEE MIT URTC

Konvicka’s award-winning paper explored a method that may ultimately help with improving cancer therapies

October 10

Three Cooper Alumni and Prof. Sam Keene published in the 2022 Biomedical Sensing and Analysis: Signal Processing in Medicine and Biology

October 10

President Sparks Named Power Player in Education

Watch President Laura Sparks discuss the importance of affordable education as part of PoliticsNY's 2022 Power Players in Education series.

October 05

2022 Summer Study Abroad: Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, Singapore, and Spain

October 04

Professor Samuel Keene and Alumna Sophie Jaro ME’22 Published in the BMC Genome Biology Journal

September 28

New Faculty Departmental Chairs

September 28

Cooper Technician Launches App for Gift Cards Using Encrypted Tech

September 28

New Exhibition Questions Impact of Architectural Models on Behavior

Running October 4 through November 18, 2022, Model Behavior, a group exhibition curated by the Anyone Corporation and presented by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, considers how architectural models contribute to shaping social behaviors.

September 22

Nada Shetewi ChE’24 Awarded Sustainability Poster Prize

September 21

Research by Mathematics faculty Stanislav Mintchev published in Nonlinear Dynamics

The publication is titled “Periodically kicked feedforward chains of simple excitable FitzHugh–Nagumo neurons”

September 15

Professor Topper and Sangjoon Lee ChE’23 Share New Computational Methods for Atmospheric Nanoparticles Research

Since January 2022, chemical engineering student Sangjoon (Bob) Lee ChE’23, has been carrying out research on the nucleation of atmospheric nanoparticles with Robert Q. Topper, professor of chemistry. 

September 13

Meet Assistant Professor of Physics Brittany Corn-Agostini

New physics professor researches theoretical quantum mechanics focused on modeling quantum entanglement dynamics

September 12

Summer STEM's First Service Scholars Wrap Up Successful Community Projects

September 06

In Memoriam: Professor Vito Guido

The beloved civil engineering professor, known for his dedication to his field and his students, passed away on September 3.

September 06

Invention Factory® 2022 Winners Selected

Invention Factory, the intensive six-week summer program, returned to The Cooper Union after a two year pause, launching 30 new student inventions.

September 01

Faculty Placed 1st in ASEE ECCNED Best Paper Award

August 31

Hayley Eber Named Acting Dean

August 29

In Memoriam: Maurice Kanbar

August 29

Great Hall History Comes Alive in New Digital Archive

Voices from the Great Hall is an online archive of all known sound and video recordings made in the Great Hall from 1941 to present day as well as more than 8,900 objects, such as photographs, tickets, and flyers, related to more than 3,000 Great Hall programs dating to 1859.

August 29

Students Model South Asian Architecture at MoMA

Students from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture built detailed models for The Project of Independence, Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947–1985, a 2022 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.

August 29

Motorsports Goes Electric

When the pandemic forced Formula SAE (FSAE) to move its colle­giate design competition entirely online in early 2020, Julia Buckley, then a sophomore, saw the hiatus from racing as an opportunity for Cooper Union Motorsports to take on a big challenge.

August 29

Panorama Setting: Widening Perspectives at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

August 17

Incoming 2022

Get to know a few of this year's newest Cooper community members

August 16

The Cooper Union Archives & Special Collections Awarded NEH Grant

The grant supports an assessment of Cooper Union’s physical archives

August 15

A Message from Dean Mike Essl: A New Strategic Planning Initiative

August 10

Everything Will Be on the Table at This Year’s Tallinn Architecture Biennale

An installation that reframes the dining table by students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will be on view when the Tallinn Architecture Biennale opens in September

July 29

Brian Swann Looks Back on His 50 Years at Cooper

After a remarkable five decades, Brian Swann, professor of English, retired this past spring from his full-time post as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

July 20

Leslie Hewitt at Dia Bridgehampton

A new body of work by artist Leslie Hewitt, associate professor in the School of Art, is featured in a yearlong exhibition on Long Island

July 01

Art Student Launches Food Drive for Community

Orchid Sylvester, a rising junior in the School of Art, is collecting food to support her fellow students and the broader East Village community.

June 21

Typographics Returns to the Great Hall

Typographics 2022, presented by Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, was held in-person at The Cooper Union this month

June 21

Civil Engineering Students Receive 2022 Moles Scholarship

June 15

Gov. Kathy Hochul Signs Legislative Package From the Great Hall

NY State Governor Kathy Hochul signs bills to protect reproductive health care from the Great Hall stage

June 10

IGVC Team's Design Won the Rookie of the Year Award at the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition

The team also placed 4th for self-drive performance and fifth for self-drive design

June 09

Meet Our New Chemistry Lab Technician

Khemet Calnek joins the Albert Nerken School of Engineering as our newest Chemistry Lab Technician.

June 02

2022 End of Year Show Opening

May 27

Commencement 2022

May 26

Senior Snapshots: Art 2022

In the third and final installment of our 2022 Senior Snapshot series, we meet Isabel Jerome and Wildriana de Jesús Paulino, who reflect on their last four years in Cooper's School of Art

May 24

Farewell — 2022

A parting message from Dean Nader Tehrani

May 19

Assistant Professor Alice Pisani Co-Published in the Astronomy & Astrophysics Journal

May 18

Senior Snapshots: Architecture 2022

Kevin Chow, Maria Eleni Komninou, and Sanjana Lahiri, three fifth-year students from The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, reflect on their time at Cooper as part of our 2022 Senior Snapshot series

May 18

New Online Archive Offers a Glimpse into More than a Century of American History

May 16

Senior Snapshots: Engineering 2022

In this first installment of our 2022 Senior Snapshot series, we meet Albert Nerken School of Engineering seniors Alexa Jakob, Brandon Bunt, Gianna Slusher, Mary Vavruska, and Tiffany Cheung

May 06

Faith Lin EE'24 Selected for State Department Information Technology Fellowship

One of 15 students nationwide selected

May 02

Ginger Brooks Takahashi Awarded the 2022 Ida Applebroog Grant

Her art questions our surroundings, our resources, and how we might creatively co-exist

May 02

Cooper’s Solar Decathlon Team Win the 2022 Excellence in Industry Engagement Award

April 29

In Remembrance: Irving “Irv” Brazinsky ChE’58

April 27

Naomi Akiyama ChE'23 and Caitlin Noonan ChE'25 Win 1st Place Undergraduate Research Competition at the 2022 AlChE Mid-Atlantic Regional Student Conference

April 14

Journalist and Educator Jelani Cobb is 2022 Cooper Union Commencement Speaker

Cobb is a New Yorker staff writer and the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University’s Journalism School

April 11

An Inductive Approach to Engineering Thermodynamics by George W. Sidebotham

April 07

Ballman Khapalova Propose Ambitious Park Plan for Lower Manhattan Site

April 06

A Practitioner’s Guide to Leadership by Barry L. Shoop

The IEEE-USA has released a 2nd edition of Dean of Engineering Barry L. Shoop’s e-book "A Practitioner’s Guide to Leadership."

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