All News 2014


December 16

Building a Model of Education

The first-year Architectonics studio of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture build a six-foot scale model of The Foundation Building of The Cooper Union and push it through the streets of New York City

December 11

Summer STEM Student Writes About Her Experience in New York Daily News

Roberta Nin Feliz, a high school student who attended the Summer STEM program, reflects on the unexpected insights she gained

December 11

Endowed Student Prizes Bridge Generations

A look at the people behind three annual cash prizes awarded in the fall semester and the students who took them home this year

December 05

Prof. Robert Bordo Receives 2014 De Niro Prize for Painting

The award and its $25,000 grant goes to a mid-career American artist devoted to the pursuit of excellence and innovation in painting

December 04

Jessia Ma, School of Art Senior, Launches Online Magazine "PEARL"

A Q&A with Jessia Ma, School of Art senior and founder of "PEARL: Girl Magazine"

December 03

Cooper Fund Leadership Circle Reception 2014

The second annual reception drew a lively crowd of donors, students, trustees, faculty and the President of The Cooper Union to the Stuyvesant-Fish House

December 02

Michael Young Selected as Finalist

The YAP Istanbul Modern: Young Architects Program is an initiative of the Istanbul Modern in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1

November 17

Cooper Union to Offer Free MOOCs

The Cooper Union will launch its first-ever Massive Open Online Courses, free of charge to the world, beginning in May 2015

November 14

Prof. Savizky Speaks At 55th Eastern Analytical Symposium

Professor Ruben Savizky talks about “Characterization of the binding medium used in Roman encaustic paintings on wall and wood”, 55th Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ.

November 11

Cooper Union Ranked in Top Three "Most Rigorous" Colleges in U.S.

The Daily Beast puts The Cooper Union in its 2014 annual college rankings as one the nation's "most rigorous," "best return on investment" and "most affordable" undergraduate institutions

October 30

Inside "The Clandestine Reading Room"

An interview with Kant Smith A'07 on "The Clandestine Reading Room," an installation created with his brother Dolsy, on view in the "Monument to Cold War Victory" exhibition on view in the 41 Cooper Gallery until November 7

October 27

Ariel Cotton A'13 Profiled in Huffington Post

A true Cooper-crossover who mixes engineering principles into her artwork, the young alumna has been featured as part of HuffPo's series on millennial artists living in New York City

October 23

Prof. Dell Receives Outstanding Presentation Award

Professor Dell receives Outstanding Presentation Award from the Geothermal Resources Council annual meeting’s session on Direct Use/Heat Pump session for paper on heated ground agriculture research and development in Iceland.

October 21

School of Architecture Featured in Korean Air's World Academies Series

Faculty member Guido Zuiliani, fourth-year student Jemuel Joseph and Acting Dean Elizabeth O'Donnell were interviewed for the article

October 21

Drawing from the Archive: Analysis as Design on view thru Nov 26

Presenting analysis work completed at The School of Architecture between 1967 and 2014, this exhibition celebrates the school's unique approach to analysis as a didactic, structural and abstract discipline.

October 20

Bill Lynch A'82 Gets Posthumous Debut Solo Exhibition; Rave Reviews

A fellow alumnus, Verne Dawson A'80, curated the debut show of the artist who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and whose work was known only to a small group of artists, friends and family

October 10

Imaginary Monuments to an Invisible War

A new exhibition, Monument to Cold War Victory, on view in the 41 Cooper Gallery until November 7, displays international artists' reactions to a provocative competition calling for proposals for the titular

October 03

Incoming: 2014 Part 4

The last in a series looking at the newest student arrivals at The Cooper Union

October 01

Upcoming Film Screenings of The Making of an Avant-Garde

October 01

Prof. Diane Lewis Delivers Keynote at Mediated Cities Conference

September 30

Prof. Raja Interviewed by NBC Tech Innovation

Professor Raja interviewed for NBC Tech Innovation article on Smart Homes

September 22

Webcast: Mahmoud Abbas in The Great Hall

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, spoke in The Great Hall on his vision for peace between Israel and Palestine

September 19

Five Years of Revitalizing Architects' Creative Energies

"The Critical Moment," an exhibition of thesis work open until September 27, marks the fifth graduating class of the Master of Architecture II program. We take a peek inside the gallery and talk to faculty and students about the program and where it is headed

September 17

Prof. Topper Gives Talk at Queensborough Community College

Robert Topper, professor of chemistry, gives a talk on "Computation Studies of Nanoparticles"

September 12

Incoming 2014: Part 3

The third in a series looking at the newest students at The Cooper Union

September 12

Incoming: 2014 Part 2

The second in a weekly series looking at the new student faces arriving at The Cooper Union

September 12

The Return of the Post-Docs

For the first time in at least a decade, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will include a pair of post-doctoral fellows

September 09

Profs. Robert Dell, Stan Wei and George Sidebotham Awarded United States Patent US 8,829,326 B2.

Profs. Robert Dell, Stan Wei and George Sidebotham were awarded United States patent US 8,829,326 B2.

September 09

2015 U.S. News "Best Colleges" Guidebook Ranks Cooper Union at the Top

The annual guidebook puts The Cooper Union and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering on multiple "best" lists, including the #1 Best Value in the Northeast

September 08

Incoming: 2014 Part 1

A series looking at members of the incoming class of 2014. Included in part one: Alfred Jack Dudley, Anna Joselle Lomboy and Nichil Stewart

September 03

2014 Incoming Class Academic Profile

A snapshot of the last five years of summary data describing academic qualifications of classes enrolling at the three schools of The Cooper Union

September 02

A Video Celebrating The School of Architecture's 154th End of Year Show

At the close of the 2013-14 academic year, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture made a short video chronicling its part in the 154 year tradition of The Cooper Union’s annual End of Year Exhibition.

August 26

Prof. Raja Awarded NSF EAGER Grant

We aim to develop a dynamic predictive model that takes into account different risk factors at different stages of pregnancy. We have assembled a database that brings together several types of EHRs for mothers and their babies. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation NSF.

August 13

Tuskegee Airmen Visit Great Hall

Four black veterans, three of whom belonged to the pioneering aviation group also known as the "Red Tailed Angels" spoke of their struggles during their service and after

August 11

Recent Publications by Faculty and Students

The School of Architecture is pleased to announce three recent publications by members of the faculty and the Thesis class of 2014 developed in part by the School of Architecture Archive.

August 04

Fundraising Jumps 35% in Fiscal Year 2014

July 31

Cooper Union in Top Ten "Best Colleges for Your Money"

Money magazine's inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" puts Cooper Union in the company of MIT, Stanford and Harvard

July 29

Judith Simonian, Cooper Instructor, Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

The Guggenheim Foundation awarded three of its prestigious fellowships to Cooper Union professors, including Judith Simonian, who has taught for 19 years in Cooper's Continuing Education Department

July 21

Invention Factory Winners Announced

Inside the second annual competition where student teams vie for $5000 in prize money for conceiving, building and demonstrating a potentially patentable invention in just six weeks

July 10

Two Cooper Graduates Win Fulbrights

Two School of Art graduates are awarded Fulbright grants, making 16 Fulbrights given to Cooper Union students over the past 10 years

July 04

Prof. Yecko Awarded NSF RUI Grant

Professor Philip Yecko awarded NSF RUI grant titled "Transport of inertial particles in time-dependent and inertial flows"

June 17

The William Cooper Mack Thesis Fellowship Turns Five

The founders celebrate five years with current and past Fellows, reflecting on how the travel grant has impacted its recipients and The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

June 10

Professors Lydia Kallipoliti and Michael Webb Awarded 2014 Graham Foundation Grants

Lydia Kallipoliti has been awarded a production grant her upcoming exhibition "Closed Worlds: The Rise and Fall of Dirty Physiology," and Michael Webb has been awarded a grant for his upcoming publication "Two Journeys."

June 07

Prof. Morano Interviewed by CCTV America

Adjunct Professor Morano interviewed for CCTV America’s article on “Major U.S. Companies improving cyber security”

May 29

Thesis Year Snapshots: 2014

Three graduating students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture discuss their thesis year proposals and their experiences at The Cooper Union

May 28

Commencement 2014 Video

Watch the 155th commencement ceremony

May 27

CBS News Features Emilie Gossiaux, Graduating School of Art Senior

Emilie Gossiaux, blinded in 2010 and a graduating senior at the School of Art, has been featured in a spot on CBS New York

May 23

Senior Snapshots 2014: the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Five graduates of the class of 2014 discuss their final projects, their time at The Cooper Union and where they are headed next

May 19

Senior Snapshots 2014: School of Art

Four graduating seniors from around the globe discuss the complicated journeys that led them to the School of Art, how it changed them as artists and where they are going next

May 14

Prof. Ahmad Publishes Paper in Journal of Energy Engineering

Professor Ahmad publishes paper, In-Stream Hydrokinetic Power: A Review and Appraisal, Ahmad J., et al., Journal of Energy Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers

May 06

Andrew Lam (AR'14) receives 2014 RSA US Student Design Awards

Andrew Lam (AR ’14) awarded the Architecture Internship with Grimshaw Architects and the Techmer PM Award for Designcraft Project: Free Trade Zone in Transit

May 05

Cooper Student Team Takes Home $15k Software Prize

Five students from the Albert Nerken School of Engineering were awarded second prize in the "Dream it. Code it. Win it." competition designed to encourage a greater focus on creativity over codeing in the computer science field

April 29

Cooper Union Selected in First Cohort for NSF-Funded Entrepreneurship Effort

Pathways to Innovation, a National Science Foundation-funded effort to better integrate entrepreneurship and innovation into the core undergraduate engineering curriculum, has selected The Albert Nerken School of Engineering to be among the first twelve participating institutions

April 18

A Rare, Public Glimpse at a School of Art Critique

Part of "Art21 New York Close Up," a documentary film series, a new video showcases a final class critique of an Advanced Painting studio

April 15

Firat Erdim AR'01 Receives Rome Prize in Architecture

The prize includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome

April 11

Mayor de Blasio Marks 100 Days with Address in Great Hall

After being greeted by President Bharucha, trustees and deans, in his address the mayor called The Cooper Union an "extraordinary New York treasure"

April 04

Prof. Atina Grossmann Named as Davis Fellow

The European history and gender studies professor talks about her work on a lost history of Jewish survival during the Second World War and the surprising personal connection she uncovered

April 04

Cooper Union Releases Figures for 2014 Admitted Students

The Cooper Union has admitted 373 first year students to the class that will enter in the fall, including 69 students in art, 28 in architecture, and 276 in engineering

March 28

2014 AIGA Medals Awarded to Three School of Art Graduates

Stephen Doyle A'78, Alexander Isley A'84 and Abbott Miller A'85, will each receive the design field's highest honor, "in recognition of their exceptional achievements in the field of design"

March 25

"Bernhard Hoesli: Collages" Reveals the Story Behind the Artworks

The new exhibition brings meticulous, intimate and largely unseen works by a key 20th century artist, architect and educator to The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery

March 25

Shigeru Ban (AR'84) Wins Pritzker Prize

Modeled after the Nobel Prize, the Pritzker is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement

March 24

Martin Finio AR'88 Receives American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

The award, shared with Taryn Christoff, with whom he co-founded the Christoff:Finio firm, recognizes, "American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction"

March 14

Second James Craig and Irene Scala Designing with Type Award Given

Ian Langehough, a junior in the School of Art, has been awarded the $5,000 stipend to study abroad

March 11

Architecture Alumni honored in the 2014 AIANY Design Awards

March 10

Prof. Mintchev Presents Poster at Conference Venue

Professor Stanislav Mintchev presents poster on “Generation and stability of traveling wave solutions in unidirectional chains of phase oscillators” at the Nonlinear Dynamics and Stochastic Methods: From Neuroscience to Other Biological Applications conference at the University of Pittsburgh

March 05

Learn How to Sequence DNA in Less Than a Day

A conversation with Prof. Oliver Medvedik, the latest Sandholm Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Bioengineering

March 01

Professional Internship Program Reinstated

The program that pays students to work professionally returns after a period of dormancy. Stamatina Gregory, the associate dean of the School of Art talks to Robert Thill, director of the center for career development, about it

February 26

Mini Cooper

NEO New York, a weeklong learning experience organized by two School of Art seniors, offered free workshops for vetted participants, public lectures and a final exhibition in the 41 Cooper Gallery

February 25

Engineering Students' Middle School Outreach Featured on NY1

NY1, Time Warner Cable's New York news channel, has aired a spot featuring the annual middle school outreach program at The Albert Nerken School of Engineering

February 25

Architecture Alumni featured in The 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

February 18

The Making of an Avant-Garde: Screenings at Yale and the Hammer Museum

Since its premiere at the Museum of Modern Art, Diana Agrest's film has been screened at The Cooper Union, the Yale School of Architecture and the Hammer Museum.

February 18

Students Finally Receive Prizes for Pulling an All-Nighter

An intercollegiate, interdisciplinary "hackathon" opens up the labs at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering to the creative whims of 100 students for 24 hours

February 13

In Spite of Obstacles, Peter Cooper Gets His Birthday Wreath

Amidst construction noise and a fenced-off Peter Cooper Park, students, faculty, alumni and staff gathered to once again mark the birthday of Peter Cooper, founder of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

February 06

Parents Feted for Their Financial Support

Over refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, a new recognition society, The Parents Leadership Circle, is announced

January 28

Cooper Union Ranked in Top Ten "Best Value" Private Colleges by The Princeton Review

Ranked #6, The Cooper Union shares company with Harvard College, Princeton University and Yale University.

January 23

Thom Mayne Discusses 41 Cooper Square

In a video released by Louisiana Channel, the designer of the academic building at 41 Cooper Square, talks about his intentions behind the building's aesthetics, how it relates to the local communities and expresses the culture of The Cooper Union

January 22

Fundraising for Fiscal Year 2014 Ahead of Schedule

Fundraising for the FY14 campaign year is on track to exceed last year’s $10 million cash total.

January 21

Center for Career Development Hosts Career Professionals Conference

Over the winter break The Cooper Union's Center for Career Development hosted a conference of local college career development professionals, a first for the institution

January 08

Three School of Art Graduates Make Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Lucien Smith (A'11), Torey Thornton (A'12) and Travess Smalley (A'10) all appear on the "Art and Style" list in the January 20th issue

January 02

Student-Invented "Rapid Packing Container" Video Goes Viral

The Rapid Packing Container, created by two students and the winner of the 2013 Invention Factory, has a promotional video that has gotten over 2M views on Youtube, among other coverage

  • 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.