Faculty 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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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October 01

Upcoming Film Screenings of The Making of an Avant-Garde

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October 01

Prof. Diane Lewis Delivers Keynote at Mediated Cities Conference

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September 30

Prof. Raja Interviewed by NBC Tech Innovation

Professor Raja interviewed for NBC Tech Innovation article on Smart Homes

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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

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September 17

Prof. Topper Gives Talk at Queensborough Community College

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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"

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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

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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."

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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  • 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.