All News 2020


December 30

Harry Wei ME’21 and Vincent Bianco ME’18 Publish Research in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

December 21

Kevin Yao ME’18 ME’20 Presented Research at the 2020 ASP Division of Fluid Dynamics Conference

December 17

High-Tech Maker Space Opens at The Cooper Union with $2M from IDC Foundation

The IDC Foundation Art, Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (AACE) Lab is a new state-of-the-art maker space that supports projects across Cooper's three disciplines

December 10

Despite COVID, 2019–20 Grants Proved Valuable to Cooper Community

December 07

Joint Physics Tenure-Track Faculty Position with the CCA of the Simons Foundation’s Flatiron Institute

December 02

Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies Panel

December 8, 2020

November 23

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2020

November 19

New Published Research by Professor Amanda Simson

Professor Amanda Simson recently co-authored papers in two leading journals on energy research

November 18

Albert Nerken School of Engineering Receives $1.6M Grant for Bioengineering

November 18

Cult Following

November 12

Chemical Engineering Faculty and Students Present Research at AIChE

Faculty and students present research at an annual meeting of the world's leading organization for chemical engineering professionals

October 28

It's in the Syllabus

William Germano and Kit Nicholls have co-authored a new book about the key document that defines a course

October 13

New York Times Features Amy Sillman, the Fall 2020 Katz Chair in Painting

October 12

Unpacking the CU@Home Engineering Kits

Adapting to the times when every course at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering is taught online, faculty, students, staff, and alumni worked together to develop packages of materials for several project-based courses

October 05

Prof. Melody Baglione Keynote Speaker for Upcoming UC Davis Global Energy Managers Workshop

September 29

I Love NY

A popular new interdisciplinary course, "New York City: A 5000-Year History," brings the city to the students

September 23

Recent 2020 Graduates Present their Senior Project at CAMX Expo

September 23

Intersectional Justice Reading Groups Part of Orientation 2020

As part of this year’s new-student orientation, incoming students participated in reading and discussion groups, centering on the theme intersectional justice

September 17

Inside Cooper During COVID

From the dorm to the labs, most everything is different this semester. Here's what's changed

September 16

U.S. News & World Report - 2021 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs

September 16

Two National Engineering Societies Recognize Electrical Engineering Student Alexa Jakob

September 15

Incoming Students 2020

September 03

A Message from the Dean | Reconsidering Our Foundations: A New Beginning

September 02

A Manifesto and Call to Action to Build a Cooper Union Free of Racial and Social Injustice

September 02

Two Cooper Engineering Faculty Retire

August 31

In Memoriam: Bill N. Lacy, Former President of The Cooper Union

August 26

Contact-less Borrowing and New Library Sources

August 17

Professor Ruben Savizky Accepts Position as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

July 12

Virtual TypeLab Draws Huge International Audience

The hands-on workshop section of the annual Typographics festival, moved into a virtual space for this year’s conference with spectacular results

July 01

In Memoriam: Margaret Morton

The activist photographer, author, designer and professor in the School of Art for 40 years passed away unexpectedly in New York City on June 27, 2020

June 29

In Remembrance: Jean Le Mée

The professor of mechanical engineering emeritus passed away on June 28, 2020

June 29

In Memoriam: Milton Glaser A'51

The Cooper Union mourns the passing a Trustee Emeritus, former faculty member, a 1951 graduate of Cooper’s School of Art, and a giant of graphic design

June 18

Remembering Frederick Douglass at The Cooper Union in 1863

To commemorate Juneteenth—a celebration of the end of slavery—we are posting the electrifying speech made by Frederick Douglass in the Great Hall in response to the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation

June 16

Cooper On Demand Presents Dr. Atul Gawande

June 11

New Faculty Portraits

June 01

Natalie Ball Awarded 2020 Ida Applebroog Grant by School of Art

The 2020 Ida Applebroog Grant has been awarded to multidisciplinary artist Natalie Ball

May 30

A Message from the Dean, Postcript, 2020: The Present Moment Seen Through an Autobiographic Lens

May 22

A Message from the Dean | May 22, 2020 - Building a School Together

May 21

Senior Snapshots: Art 2020

Elvin Hu, Paolo Mentasti, and Eric Goins talk about their work, their time at Cooper, and how they have found motivation in the midst of the pandemic.

May 20

A Global Student-Run Art Show

School of Art senior Ben Werther collaborated with alumni Lucien Smith A’11 on The BFA Show 2020, a global, student-organized, digital art exhibition 

May 18

Senior Snapshots: Engineering 2020

Aziza Almanakly, Connor Lowry, QiTong Han, Michael Lange, and Carena Toy, all graduating seniors of the Albert Nerken School of Engineering, talk about their work and how their final months got "torn up"

May 11

Senior Snapshots: Architecture 2020

Jeremy Son, Kayla Montes de Oca, and Helmuth Rosales, all fifth-year students in The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, discuss their thesis projects and how they dealt with the sudden shift to online learning

May 07

Cooper Volunteers Use New Maker Lab to Support Health Workers

With the help of Cooper’s brand-new fabrication lab, staff and faculty volunteers have organized a state-of-the-art production line to supply protective face shields to health workers

May 04

Experiencing History

Archives and Special Collections hopes to capture and preserve the day-to-day experiences of our community

April 29

State-of-the-Art Interdisciplinary Course Model Comes to Cooper

Starting in Fall 2020, The Cooper Union will join 36 schools around the country offering students a new type of course structure known as Vertically-Integrated Projects (VIP) allowing students to participate in long-term projects with colleagues from other disciplines while working in an environment that lets them apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world problems

April 26

The Cooper Union On Demand: Naomi Klein on the New Deal

April 24

COVID-19 Compiler Transforms Pandemic Data

At a moment where “pivoting” has become the byword for many small businesses, Topos, a company co-founded by Will Shapiro AR’13 that is focused on transforming the understanding of cities using Artificial Intelligence, has gone from being totally devastated  by the COVID-19 crisis to parsing the pandemic data for the public good

April 23

John T. O’Connor CE’55 Shares Environmental Engineering Library

Alumnus John T. O’Connor has generously made his personal library available online to the Cooper community

April 23

Dean Tehrani Awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

April 22

Chris Stein and Debbie Harry on The Cooper Union on Demand

April 21

Intra-Disciplinary Seminar Moves Online

The Intra-Disciplinary Seminar, a course with a twenty-year history that exposes students—as well as the public—to some of the most important current voices in the arts, sciences, activism, curation, and critical theory continues thanks to professors, students, and alumni

April 16

Prof. Robert Topper co-authors Paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B

April 15

Alumni Retool Studios to Produce Personal Protective Equipment

Cooper alumni-led businesses are organizing creative efforts to support healthcare workers on the frontlines

April 13

Judy Chicago on The Cooper Union on Demand

April 12

A Message From the Dean | April 12, 2020, Looking Beyond the Pandemic: Lessons, Translations, and Projections

April 08

Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Associate Professor Leslie Hewitt

School of Art Associate Professor Leslie Hewitt selected as 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

April 06

Preet Bharara on Cooper On Demand

April 03

Prof. Martin Lawless Co-authors Paper in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

April 01

Chemical Engineering Faculty Explores Online Teaching Methods

Like professors across the school, faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering is experimenting with ways to bring courses into the virtual classroom

March 30

A Message from Dean Tehrani - March 30 COVID-19 Update

March 30

Michael Sorkin, 1948-2020

March 26

STEM Activities to Keep Younger Children at Home Occupied

Elizabeth Waters, Associate Director, STEM Outreach, offers some suggestions of activities to do with younger children

March 26

Introducing Cooper On Demand

With live Great Hall programming on hiatus for the time being, our Public Programs team is curating a weekly series of new content and previously-presented events

March 23

A Message From the Dean | COVID-19 Update

March 23

Cooper Community Donates Critically Needed Supplies

In response to a call for the donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) made by Governor Andrew Cuomo, members of The Cooper Union community have collected and delivered critical gear to hospitals bracing themselves for possible shortages of necessary equipment

March 20

School of Architecture Moves Lecture Series Online

Nader Tehrani, dean, and Lorena del Rio, assistant professor, on adapting to new modalities

March 18

Architect Jan de Vylder Delivers Virtual Lecture

The first virtual lecture during the COVID-19 shutdown has been announced for Wednesday, March 18 at 3pm

March 16

A Message From the Dean | Reimagining Pedagogy in the Age of COVID-19

March 05

Prof. Robert Dell Presents at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

March 04

With Shows at the Met and Storefront, Rayyane Tabet AR'08 Speaks at IDS

We chatted with the artist about his exhibitions that attributes to "serendipity"

March 03

Academic Promotion of Professors Davis, Keene, and Lima

February 28

Cooper ASCE Chapter Receives Centennial Award

February 20

Cooper Engineering Students Win 25K at Mount Sinai Innovation Showcase

February 13

Robert Godkin ChE’18, MChE’19 Presents Poster at the Orthopaedic Research Society’s Annual Meeting

February 12

2019 Shenzhen Biennale Features Cooper Students' Work

A project developed by an interdisciplinary group of Cooper students last spring has made its way into the Shenzhen 2019 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/ Architecture, held in northeastern China, though it almost didn't make it there due to its perceived potential political ramifications

February 11

Cooper Students and Faculty Attend AIChE Annual Student Conference

January 28

Meet the Deans: Anne Griffin & Nada Ayad

Change has been happening in the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences. A chat with new acting dean and assistant dean

January 24

Professor Robert Dell in Two Published Books and MIT Special Collections

January 17

Mid-Century Sculptor Costantino Nivola Subject of Houghton Exhibition

An artist whose works bridge sculpture and architecture gets a reexamination

January 16

Saturday Program to Receive National Endowment for the Arts Grant

January 13

In Memoriam: William Sandholm CE'63

The long-time member of the Board of Trustees, passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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