Faculty News 2015


December 06

Prof. Raja Co-Authors 2015 IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology (IAT-15) Paper

Paper titled "Establishing Cooperation in Highly-Connected Networks Using Altruistic Agents" co-authored by Professor Anita Raja presented at the IEEE/WIC/ACM Intelligent Agent Technology Conference 2015, December 6-9, 2015, Singapore.

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November 22

Prof. Yecko Presents Paper at 68th Annual APS Meeting

Paper titled "Visualization of pulsatile flow for magnetic nanoparticle based therapies" co-authored by ME student Andrew Wentzel and Professor Yecko presented at American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics 68th Annual Meeting, Boston MA.

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November 20

Prof. Baglione Serves as a Panelist

Professor Melody Baglione served as invited panelist on The Built Environment at the 3rd Annual Sustainable Energy and Design Conference, Bronx Community College.

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November 17

Prof. Lepek Gives Talk at University College London

Professor Daniel Lepek gives a talk on "No Exams, No Graded Homework, No Lectures: Adventures in Active Learning, Peer Instruction, and Flipping the Classroom" at University College London

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November 10

Prof. Dell Gives Talk at Keilir Atlantic Center of Excellence

Robert Dell, professor of mechanical engineering, presents "Geothermal micro climate at Keilir" at Keilir Atlantic Center of Excellence, Iceland

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November 05

Prof. Dell Discusses Enhanced Planth Growth

Robert Dell, professor of mechanical engineering, discusses his research on Enhanced plant growth from an outdoor intensive shallow bottom heat system using waste geothermal hot water and steam condensate at IceBio2015 as a session presenter

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October 26

Prof. Dell and William Folley Awarded the GRC's Best Presentation Award

Professor Robert Dell and William Folley win the Geothermal Research Council's Best Presentation award for their work on Heated Garden Research

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October 12

Gender Myths Exploded

Transgender Artists in Dialogue with Sexology Archives in Exhibition at Lubalin Gallery

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October 07

"Open City: Existential Urbanity" Book Signing and Symposium Announced

The November 19 book signing and November 20/21 symposium to be held at the New Museum and MoMA marks the official release of the collection of student work developed in the fourth-year "Architecture of the City" studio from 2001 - 2014

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October 01

Cooper Students Inspire an Unique Writing Guide

Gwen Hyman & Martha Schulman of the Center for Writing talk about their new book, "Thinking on the Page," and how it grew out of their work with the a-typical writing students that use the Center as a critical resource

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September 22

Type@Cooper and Letterform Archive Launch Type@Cooper West

The Cooper Union’s Continuing Education Certificate Program Offers West Coast Courses Beginning October 2015.

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September 20

Prof. Dell Awarded at 2015 Geothermal Resource Council

Professor Dell presents Accelerated Plant Growth Results from an Intensive Shallow Bottom Heat System Using Waste Geothermal Hot Water and Steam Condensate in Iceland at the Geothermal Resource Council,which brings together leaders in the geothermal industry to showcase the latest in research, exploration and utilization of technology

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September 19

Dorit Aviv Co-Hosts Princeton University's ULTRASTRUCTURES Conference

The Assistant Professor at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture will present her research and prototype of a passive cooling oculus / operable structure

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September 16

Cooper Students Chosen for NSF-funded Business Innovation Program

To Start-Up or Not to Start-up, that was the question two Cooper sophomores asked themselves at I-Corps, a summer program that teaches how to assess an idea's business potential

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September 09

The Lubalin Center at 30

The Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography celebrates 30 years with an exhibition that shows off its extraordinary collection of design ephemera

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August 26

Alexander Tochilovsky Decodes the "Secret Language of Signs"

Alexander Tochilovsky A'00, curator of the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography gives a video tour of Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood signage and what it all means

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August 26

Prof. Cataldo Discusses Green Roof Research on NY1

Joseph Cataldo, professor of civil engineering who has taught at The Cooper Union for 40 years, appeared on the New York cable news channel to discuss his research on the Javits Center green roof

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August 10

A New Way to Read the Streets

In a demonstration of unity and ambition, students, alumni, faculty and staff from all three schools at The Cooper Union worked together on "Tactile City," a proposal to New York City's Department of Design and Construction that would make the sidewalks more navigable for the visually impaired

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July 28

School of Architecture Alumni and Dean Included in "30 Years of Emerging Voices"

The awardees spanning the thirty year history include 23 School of Architecture Alumni and Dean Nader Tehrani.

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July 09

S.U.R.F.'s Up This Summer

Inside the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) where five students have been selected to focus on their own bioengineering projects when the labs might otherwise be dark

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July 01

Prof. Yecko Receives 2015 NSF CMMI Grant

Philip Yecko, professor of physics, receives a collaborative NSF CMMI grant titled "Improved Vehicle Autonomy in Geophysical Flows" by Dynamics, Control & System Diagnostics program

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July 01

Nader Tehrani Named Dean

A professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tehrani has been appointed dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture beginning in July

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June 25

"Margaret Morton: A Retrospective" Opens

Margaret Morton, professor in the School of Art, has a solo survey of her past 25-years-worth of photographic work open at Leica Gallery, around the corner from The Cooper Union

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June 09

Just Your Type

Inside "Typographics," a 10-day festival of lectures, workshops and tours exploring developments in typography, hosted by The Cooper Union

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May 11

Three Cooper Grads Receive 2015 Fulbright Grants

The 2015 recipients include Daniel Lepek ChE’04, associate professor of chemical engineering, Amanda Machnik A’15 and Jasmine Stein A’13

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May 04

A Foundational Commitment Continues

The Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers carries on Peter Cooper's vision, providing free classes to highly skilled yet struggling New Yorkers

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April 27

Christine Osinski Receives Inaugural Pollock-Krasner Photography Grant

A faculty member of the School of Art for over 30 years, Prof. Osinski will use the award to produce a book of photographs she took when she started teaching

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April 22

Prof. Diana Agrest Featured on NPR As One of "50 Great Teachers"

The April 21 broadcast on "All Things Considered" focuses on Prof. Agrest's sometimes surprising methods for approaching the study of architecture

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April 01

Prof. Lepek Awarded Ray W. Fahien Award

Professor Daniel Lepek is the recipient of the American Society for Engineering Education 2015 Ray W. Fahien Award for outstanding teaching effectiveness and educational scholarship

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March 30

Professor Diane Lewis to Participate on Frederick Kiesler Panel at ACFNY

Diane Lewis is a panelist for Display of the Centuries: Frederick Kiesler and Contemporary Art held at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

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March 17

Casey Walker and His "Last Days in Shanghai"

The adjunct professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences talks about his recently published first novel, an exploration of modern China, that has received critial acclaim from The New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement and others

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March 17

Prof. Alan Wolf Featured on Fox News for "Pi Day"

Fox 5 local news interviewed Alan Wolf, professor of physics, for a light-hearted segment on the once-a-century moment when the date and time match the value of Pi

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March 12

Prof. Diane Lewis and Assistant Prof. Michael Samuelian Participate in AIA-NY Panel Discussion

The panel discussion Big Dreams: AIANY Global Dialogues will be held on March 18 at the Center for Architecture. Diane Lewis will moderate the discussion and Michael Samuelian will participate on the panel.

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March 01

Prof. Wolf's Paper in Chaos Theory Continues to be Widely Cited

Professor Alan Wolf's classic paper in Chaos Theory continues to be widely cited - 6000+ citations and counting! Wolf, A., Swift, J. B., Swinney, H. L., & Vastano, J. A. (1985). Determining Lyapunov exponents from a time series. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 16(3), 285-317

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March 01

Professor Diana Agrest and Alumni Honored by The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) has announced the winners of its Built by Women New York City (BxW NYC) competition. An exhibition of the selected works will be held at The Center for Architecture opening March 2, 2015

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February 25

Four Student Inventions Selected for Further Development

Four inventions created and prototyped by Cooper Union engineering students have been chosen to be further developed by Quirky, a company that refines and markets new inventions

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February 18

Prof. Raja Co-Authors 2015 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence Paper

Professor Anita Raja co-author  paper "Fast Convention in Dynamic Networks using Topological Knowledge", published in AAAI-15, a tier 1 conference in Computer Science.

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February 13

Prof. Sidebotham Authors "Heat Transfer Modeling: An Inductive Approach"

Professor Daniel Sidebotham authors textbook "Heat Transfer Modeling: An Inductive Approach" published by Springer.

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February 09

Margaret Morton's Elegiac Photos Capture a Crumbling Culture

"Cities of the Dead," an exhibition open to the public until February 28, takes the viewer to the mirage-like cemeteries of Central Asia. Professor Morton took us on a tour of the gallery, sharing the stories behind her favorite images

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January 26

Marek Bartelik: From Civil Engineer to Art Critic

The President of the International Association of Art Critics and 20-year member of The Cooper Union faculty of humanities and social sciences returns to teach after a three-year hiatus. We talked with him about his history and the place of art criticism in the world today

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January 15

Prof. Dell Designated DOE SBIR/STTR Technical Consultant

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January 09

Prof. Raja Speaks at IIT Madras

Professor Anita Raja gives a talk about "Coordinating Actions Across Agent Boundaries" at IIT Madras, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

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January 01

Prof. Mintchev Co-Authors "Stability of a Family of Travelling Wave Solutions in a Feedforward Chain of Phase Oscillators"

Professor Stanislav Mintchev co-authors a journal paper on feedforward chains: Lanford III, O.E. and Mintchev, S.M. Stability of a family of traveling wave solutions in a feedforward chain of phase oscillators. Nonlinearity 28: 237-261, 2015.

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