Faculty 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

Faculty: Toby J. Cumberbatch

December 21

Maren Stange on Social-Documentary Photography, Back in Context

Maren Stange is quoted in the New Yorker

Faculty: Maren Stange

December 20

Adriana Farmiga "VERSUS" at La MaMa Gallery

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

Faculty: Adriana Farmiga

December 06

Margaret Morton in "New York in Color"

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

Faculty: Margaret Morton

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.

Faculty: Mores McWreath, Michael Vahrenwald, Joao Enxuto

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.

Faculty: Dennis Adams

November 16

Professor Anne Griffin Honored by the Kingdom of Belgium

Faculty: Anne Griffin

November 15

Arch Schools 2011 Exhibition Reception and Deans' Roundtable

Faculty: Anthony Vidler

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

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

Socialite Featured in Architectural Lighting

Socialite Featured in Architectural Lighting Magazine

Faculty: Toby J. Cumberbatch

November 08

Professor Louis Katsos Speaks on The Takeaway

Faculty: Louis Katsos

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.

Faculty: Dawit Petros

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.

Faculty: Doug Ashford

November 01

Professor Rafi Segal Presents Work in the Making Room Symposium

Faculty: Rafi Segal

October 27

T.C. Chan Center Invites Professor Ashok Raiji

Faculty: Ashok Raiji

October 26

Dr. Marek Bartelik Elected New President of AICA

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

Faculty: Marek Bartelik

October 25


Faculty: Diane H. Lewis

October 25

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

Faculty: Grahame Shane

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.

Faculty: Anthony Vidler

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 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.

Faculty: Atina Grossmann

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.

Faculty: James Hoberman

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.

Faculty: Marek Bartelik, James Hoberman, Jeff Madrick, Mary Stieber, David Weir, Brian Swann

September 30

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

Faculty: Susannah Drake

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.

Faculty: Margaret Morton

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

Faculty: Ruben Savizky

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  • 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.