All News 2011


December 21

Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere: Toby Cumberbatch at TEDx

"Engineering for the Middle of Nowhere" Filmed November 29, 2011 - Miller Theatre, Columbia University, NYC

December 21

Maren Stange on Social-Documentary Photography, Back in Context

Maren Stange is quoted in the New Yorker

December 20

Adriana Farmiga "VERSUS" at La MaMa Gallery

A solo exhibition of work by School of Art Faculty member Adriana Farmiga.

December 20

New Faces of Civil Engineering, College Edition

Cooper Union student Anitha Reddy is one of ten promising civil engineering college students nation-wide that have been recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

December 15

Francine Houben delivers the 2011 Eleanore Pettersen Lecture

December 09

A Weekend of Sustainability Events

December 09

Cooper Union trip to Africa 2012

Open to all students from the Schools of Art, Architecture and Engineering, the 8th Cooper Union trip to Africa will take place during the summer of 2012.

December 08

Want Clean Water Upstream? Follow the Money Downstream - New York's Building Stock and Our Energy Future

December 06

Margaret Morton in "New York in Color"

Photos by Margaret Morton are featured in the new book "New York in Color".

November 30

Testimony to NYSDEC on the SGEIS and Proposed Regulations

I want to raise for your consideration what I believe may be the most important but so far most overlooked public health issue involved with Marcellus Shale gas.

November 29

Hydrofracking, New York City, and Why You’re Going to the DEC Hearing Tomorrow Afternoon

November 28

McWreath, Vahrenwald and Enxuto Exhibiting at the WERKHAUS

Mores McWreath, Michael Vahrenwald and Joao Enxuto are included in Remnants - an exhibition opening November 28 at the WERKHAUS in Brooklyn.

November 22

Alumni Association President's Column: Fall/Winter 2011

November 22

Educating Students to Lead in a Global Context

November 22

Daniel Okrent and Jamshed Bharucha

Cooper Union Trustee and celebrated journalist and author Daniel Okrent spoke recently with President Bharucha about his plans for Cooper Union.

November 21

Regional Events

November 21

New Members of Peter Cooper Heritage Society Recognized

Newest members of the Peter Cooper Heritage Society announced.

November 21

Andrew Ross, Josh Fox and the Ruckus Society: A Weekend of Speakers and Workshops at CUISD

November 21

Published Pioneers

November 21

Pioneer Profile: Behavior

Flash back ten years: As the late-1990s Internet bubble was bursting, Fahey, Lucci, and Piazza were working together as designers and creative directors at a global digital agency. Instead of waiting for their employer to fold, they decided to try to keep working together.

November 21

Alumni Roof Terrace Campaign Raises $2.7 Million

The Alumni Roof Terrace Campaign closes on December 31, 2011. There are 90 spaces left for alumni who would like to celebrate their experiences at Cooper with a permanent tribute in stone.

November 20

DesignIntelligence's annual "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" ranks The Cooper Union among The Most-Admired Undergraduate Architecture Programs.

November 19

Francois de Menil (AR’87) Elected Vice Chair of the Board

he Board of Trustees has elected Francois de Menil Vice Chair of the Board.

November 19

The Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund

With a thoughtful and generous gift, Mrs. Morrone has established the Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband, Vincent (EE’63).

November 19

Alumni Association Welcomes Peter Cafiero

November 16

2011 Alumni in Financial Services Event

On Thursday, November 10, 2011, nearly 70 alumni and students gathered in 41 Cooper Gallery for the annual alumni in financial services event.

November 16

Dennis Adams at Galería Moises Pérez De Albéniz

School of Art faculty member Dennis Adams is the subject of a one-person exhibition at Galería Moises Pérez De Albéniz in Pamplona, Spain.

November 16

Professor Anne Griffin Honored by the Kingdom of Belgium

November 15

A Partly Cloudy Day for Solar Energy: The City Council Hears Testimony on the New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011

November 15

Arch Schools 2011 Exhibition Reception and Deans' Roundtable

November 15

Occupy Wall Street's Sustainability Working Group Releases Statement on the Raid

November 14

Screening of experimental videos by School of Art alumni on November 15th

"Window Gardens" is a program of experimental videos, many made by recent School of Art alumni, that explore facets of contemporary personal space.

November 11

Sharon Hayes Solo Exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago

School of Art faculty member Sharon Hayes is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, through March 11, 2012.

November 10

Citing Health and Safety Concerns, President Barack Obama Delays Tar Sands Pipeline

November 10

Walid Raad Opens Exhibition at Hasselblad Center

School of Art faculty member Walid Raad is the 2011 recipient of the prestigious Hasselblad Award in photography. An exhibition of his work will open on November 12, 2011 at the Hasselblad Center at the Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden.

November 09

Attorney General Schneiderman Criticizes New Hydrofracking Regulation Proposals

November 09

Socialite Featured in Architectural Lighting

Socialite Featured in Architectural Lighting Magazine

November 09

Fossil Fuel Industry: Anti-Fracking Movement Constitutes “An Insurgency”

Sharon Wilson of Earthworks recorded some unusually frank comments from Andarko Petroleum’s Manager of External Affairs Matt Carmichael, who was speaking at a session on natural gas and media relations: “Download the U.S. Army-slash-Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual, because we are dealing with an insurgency.”

November 08

Professor Louis Katsos Speaks on The Takeaway

November 02

Dawit Petros at Alexander Gray Associates and Durban Art Gallery

Adjunct Instructor Dawit Petros is featured in a solo exhibition at Alexander Gray Associates in New York, and in a group exhibition at Durban Art Gallery in South Africa.

November 02

Doug Ashford and Sharon Hayes in "The Air We Breathe" at SFMOMA

Faculty members Doug Ashford and Sharon Hayes are participating in the exhibition "The Air We Breathe" at SFMOMA through February 2012.

November 01

Professor Rafi Segal Presents Work in the Making Room Symposium

November 01

PHARMA in Wallpaper* Magazine

"New York's Cooper Union is casting fresh light on this advertising heyday with an exhibition entitled 'Pharma' at the Herb Lubalin Study Center..."

October 27

T.C. Chan Center Invites Professor Ashok Raiji

October 26

Dr. Marek Bartelik Elected New President of AICA

Professor Marek Bartelik elected new President of International Association of Art Critics

October 26

The Crude and the Rare Catalog Available

"The Crude and the Rare" exhibition catalog is now available from the School of Art.

October 26

Leslie Hewitt at D'Amelio Terras

School of Art alumna (and past Visiting Artist) Leslie Hewitt will be the subject of a solo exhibition at D'Amelio Terras from October 29 to December 3, 2011.

October 25


October 25

Book Launch for Professor Grahame Shane's URBAN DESIGN SINCE 1945: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

October 25

Dean Anthony Vidler Curates an Exhibition

The first major exhibition of the work of James Frazer Stirling, architect, educator and Pritzker Prize winner, opened at the Staatsgalarie Stuttgart on 1 October 2011.

October 21

Lan Tuazon & Eva Hesse at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

School of Art alumnae Lan Tuazon and Eva Hesse each have work on view at the Brooklyn Museum of Art through early January 2012. Tuazon is currently a Visiting Artist in the School of Art.

October 21

Jessica Dickinson at James Fuentes

Visiting Artist Jessica Dickinson will be exhibiting at James Fuentes, October 26 - December 11, 2011.

October 21

Josephine Halvorson at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Visiting Artist Josephine Halvorson is exhibiting at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., October 21 - December 3, 2011.

October 20

Professor Lebbeus Woods Lectures at Cornell University

Professor Lebbeus Woods presents a lecture at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning on October 26, 2011.

October 19

Innovator Educator Jamshed Bharucha Inaugurated As 12th President of The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art ushered in a new era for the esteemed 152-year-old institution with the inauguration of its 12th president, cognitive neuroscientist Jamshed Bharucha.

October 17

On View: Student and Faculty Work

October 17

Video: Educating Students to Lead in a Global Context

Video and images from the pre-inaugural colloquium, Educating Students to Lead in a Global Context.

October 15

New Website is Launching

Cooper launches a brand new web site to coincide with the inauguration of new President Jamshed Bharucha.

October 14

Jamshed Bharucha: Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration of Cooper Union's twelfth President, Dr. Jamshed Bharucha.

October 14

Generous Bequest from Leonard E. Trentin, AR’37

Leonard E. Trentin (AR ’37) left a remarkably generous bequest to Cooper, establishing the Leonard E. Trentin Endowment Fund.

October 14

The Cooper Union Announces the Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund

The Cooper Union is proud to announce that Mrs. Marie Morrone recently established the Vincent C. Morrone Scholarship Fund in memory of her late husband, Vincent, EE’63.

October 14

Alumni Roof Terrace Campaign Raises $2.7MM

The Alumni Roof Terrace Campaign has been enormously successful so far, with nearly 600 alumni raising almost $2.7MM.

October 13

RoboRoaches in the New York Times

New York Times profiles students in the engineering Summer Internship Program and their project "RoboRoaches."

October 04

J. Hoberman Named Gelb Professor in the Humanities

The Cooper Union is pleased to announce that for academic years 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 Professor J. Hoberman will be the first Gelb Professor in the Humanities at the Cooper Union.

October 04

New Books by Humanities Faculty Members

The 2010-2011 academic year has been an extraordinarily productive year for Cooper Union's Faculty of Humanities and Sciences. The following list showcases some of the books produced in that time, in which Cooper Union faculty have had a significant or central role.

September 30

Professor Susannah Drake's Project Presented During Urban Design Week 2011

September 18

NYC Energy Code, LEED, and Beyond

Writing in the Real Estate Weekly on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, Continuing Education Director David Greenstein discusses the changing landscape of green certification and architecture, and Cooper Union's Green Building Design program.

September 16

Margaret Morton at the Elliot K. Wolk Gallery, MIT

Full-time Faculty member Margaret Morton will be exhibiting at the Elliot K. Wolk Gallery at MIT from September 16 to December 30, 2011.

August 01

SpaceX: New Frontiers in Private Industry

George Ketigian had just begun working on a graduate degree in engineering at Cooper Union, when he received a job offer from SpaceX, a private company that builds launch vehicles and spacecraft. He jumped at the opportunity. “Even at a young age, I was very interested in ‘how things worked’ and knew that I wanted to be involved in hands on projects. I didn’t want to work on things that were physically impossible to produce,” he explains. “Building things has always been my passion.”

August 01

Snarkitecture: The Collaborative Effect

In 1993, the architect Stephen Holl and the artist Vito Acconci famously collaborated on the renovation of New York City’s Storefront for Art and Architecture, creating a playful, puzzle-like façade of variously shaped, rotating panels opening onto Kenmare Street. This spring, almost 20 years later, Storefront underwent another improbable transformation—this time orchestrated by a young, Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary studio called Snarkitecture.

June 26

Scientific American at The Cooper Union End of Year Shows

Reporter Larry Greenemeir of Scientific American recently visited the Cooper Union End of Year shows.

June 13

Donor Report FY 2010 Online

The Donor Lists for Fiscal Year 2010 is now online!

June 01

Pioneer Profile: François de Menil (AR'87)

June 01

Circumnavigating the Dead Sea: Salome Balderrama (AR’11) and Daphne Binder (AR’11)

May 31

End of Year Show 2011 Gallery

View some of the works on display at the Cooper Union End of Year Show.

May 23

Cooper Union Student Work on WNYC's blog

WNYC's Culture blog recently featured Cooper Union student work being showcased at the 2011 End of Year Show.

May 20

The Cooper Union: 152nd Commencement Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The Cooper Union: 152nd Commencement: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

March 22

Cooper Union Egg Toss in the News

Could throwing an egg from the Foundation Building serve as a pedagogical tool?

February 11

Prof. Savizky Interviewed by ABC News & Metro NY

Professor Savizky interviewed by ABC News with Diane Sawyer and Metro NY regarding chemical analysis of chocolate

February 07

The Cooper Union and Jamshed Bharucha in the New York Times

The New York Times published a story on the appointment of Dr. Jamshed Bharucha as Cooper Union's 12th president.

  • 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.