Faculty News 2013


December 20

The Social Media Class That Creates Social Ties and Real-world Solutions

"New Media," a new and experimental class taught by Sharla Sava of the Faculty for Humanities and Social Science, results in both practical gains, like a school-wide facilities information platform, but also social, bringing together students from all three schools

December 02

Prof. Baglione's Interactive Light Studio Featured on NY1

Started at Cooper Union, a project designed to help hearing impaired children visualize sound is featured on the cable news channel

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November 08

Architecture from a New Angle

A chat with Prof. Diana Agrest about her film, 'The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, 1967–84'

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November 07

Prof. David Turnbull & Partner Receive Major Support Award for Africa Work

The annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge corporate sponsor, Interface Inc., made a surprise announcement of support for PITCHAfrica's effort to develop high-yeild rainwater harvesting sites that double as multi-purpose school buildings in rural Africa

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November 01

"Robert Dell Papers" Established at Smithsonian Archives of American Art

The “Robert Dell papers”, a research holding of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art was established for Professor Dell's contributions as a "major American artist.." and a "progenitor of sustainable art" .

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October 10

Prof. Lowengard Delivers Keynote on the Early History of Color Printing

Prof. Sarah Lowengard, who has taught the history of science and technology at The Cooper Union since 2006, will deliver a keynote address on the early history of color printing to the American Printing History Association this month

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October 09

Prof. Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa Co-edits Architecture In Formation (Routledge)

2013 Routledge publication co-edited by Associate Professor Adjunct Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa and Aaron Sprecher. Featuring essays and projects by School of Architecture faculty and alumni.

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September 27

Mapping New York Graphic Design

A new exhibition, "Image of the Studio: A Portrait of New York City Graphic Design," explores an industry whose work we encounter every day but may know little about

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September 04

"Everyone Can Draw"

As a fundraiser, Sue Gussow, drawing instructor to two generations of Cooper Union students, will teach a Master Class open to anyone

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August 07

Zip! Crunch! Bubble! Sizzle! The 26th Summer Research Internship Program

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering's annual summertime "crash course" for local high school students gets a visit from a local artist during its final weeks

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August 01

Anthony Vidler: Twelve Years of Service as Dean

Through Anthony Vidler's dedication and leadership the School of Architecture today finds itself strong, confident, fiercely relevant, and still the model for the education of architects the world over.

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July 17

Adjunct Professor Peter Schubert Inducted as a Member of the AIA College of Fellows

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July 03

Anthony Vidler: The Valedictory Interview

Anthony Vidler, who stepped down as Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture on June 30, looks back on "The Vidler Years," including his "inauspicious" beginning, what he sees as his achievements, why he is stepping down and his worries about the future

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June 24

Professor Diana Agrest's Film Premieres at MoMA

The Making of an Avant-garde: IAUS 1967-1984 premiered at the Museum of Modern Art on June 17, 2013. Diana Agrest received grants from the Graham Foundation, NYSCA, and the Brunner Grant among others for the film project, which she has written, directed and produced.

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June 13

Ed Durbin (EE'48) Funds Student "Invention Factory"

Edward Durbin (EE'48), one of The Cooper Union's most generous benefactors, has made a gift to support a new, annual fund dedicated to engineering innovation. This year Acting Dean Alan Wolf has used the funds to create an "Invention Factory" for current students

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June 10

School of Art Adjunct Professor Pamela Lins Selected For Radcliffe Fellowship

Pamela Lins has been selected as a fellow for the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, where she will spend a year developing a new project

June 06

Architect Gia Wolff Wins the Inaugural Wheelwright Prize

Assistant Professor Adjunct Gia Wolff is the winner of the inaugural Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.

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May 28

Prof. Lay Featured on Phys.org

Professor Lay’s work featured on Phys.org, "Metallic-to-semiconducting nanotube conversion greatly improves transistor performance"

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May 17

Prof. Sharon Hayes Wins Alpert Award in the Arts

Sharon Hayes, Assistant Professor at the School of Art, has won the Visual Arts category of the 2013 Alpert Award in the Arts, with a prize of $75,000

May 13

Which Vermeer Did It?

Cooper's own Prof. Benjamin Binstock's controversial work will be the sole focus of a conference at NYU

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May 02

Professor Baglione Wins National Educational Award

Professor Melody Baglione, of the Mechanical Engineering department, has won the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

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April 09

Professor Diane Lewis Invited as Guest Editor

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April 09

National Media Tout Professor Bordo's Chelsea Gallery Exhibition

The New Yorker and the Wall Street Journal, among others, review Prof. Bordo's fifth solo show

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April 04

School of Architecture Faculty and Students in the New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival

The Cooper Union, its faculty and students are included in many of the Festival's key events including public projects, workshops, and exhibitions.

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April 04

Short of Funds, the Saturday Program Goes on with Annual Student Show

The annual exhibition of works by students in the free Saturday Program opens while organizers try to fill fundraising gap

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March 20

Poetry Like a Walk Through the Woods

A member of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for over forty years, Prof. Brian Swann's eighth collection of poetry, 'In Late Late," appears in May

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March 06

Lighting the Way to a Better World: Cooper Union in Africa

Working in rural communities in Ghana under the tutelage of Professor Cumberbatch, students either continue the work of projects already established or engineer their own solutions to better the lives of the people who live in rural west Africa.

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March 06

Professor Michael Webb Named Contributing Author for THE CAR IN 2035

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March 06

Dean Anthony Vidler and Professor Stephen Rustow in MoMA Symposium

The MoMA symposium, Revising Labrouste in the Digital Age, explores how 19th-century architect Henri Labrouste's innovative use of materials and light in spaces of contemplation and public assembly are relevant in contemporary culture and architecture.

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February 19

The Cooper Union's Earliest Documents Now Digitized

The first 21 annual reports document not just the start of the institution but provide a snapshot of New York civic life during the late 19th century

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February 14

Dean Anthony Vidler Speaks at Yale and California College of the Arts

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February 10

Professor Diana Agrest's Film Screened at MoMA

The Making of an Avant-garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS) 1967-1984

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February 08

City Living: Is It Sustainable?

A free, public six-week lecture series examines the impact of the world's move toward urban areas

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February 04

Professor Lydia Kallipoliti Participates in Waterproofing New York Symposium

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February 04

Professors Hayley Eber and Urtzi Grau Participate in Princeton Lecture Series

This series of public conversations revolve around alternative practices in architecture.

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February 04

Professor Susannah Drake Receives AIA and Emerging Voices Awards

January 24

The "Green" Modernists

Lessons from Modernism, an exhibition created collaboratively by Cooper Union faculty, staff, alumni and students, examines the Modernist architectural movement from a perspective that may surprise you

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January 08

The Interdisciplinary Discipline

"Opera," an examination of the history, materials and structures of the complex art form, has been offered three times by William Germano, Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The class draws a broad spectrum of art, architecture, and engineering majors who come for different reasons.

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