'Communication Arts' Chooses Cooper Site as "Webpick of the Week"

December 03, 2012

Communication Arts webpick featuring Cooper Union's new website

The website for Communication Arts, a leading trade journal for visual communications, has selected cooper.edu as a "Web Pick of the Week," saying that it, "vastly improves the school's ability to showcase its remarkable students and faculty, their works and projects and its diverse events and exhibitions."

  • 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.