At Cooper Fall/Winter 2009

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Fall/Winter 2009

News Briefs
Irma Giustino Weiss
Great Evenings in the Great Hall
Urban Visionaries
Cooper Union Alumni Assume Academic Leadership Roles

Advancing the Mission: Cooper Union at 150
Free as Air and Water
Architecture at Cooper 1859–2009
Lubalin Now
41 Cooper Square

Alumni News
Alumni Association President’s Column
MaryAnn Nichols A’68
Alumni Reconnect at the All Cooper ReUnion
Pioneer Profile: Paul Strassman CE’53
The Cooper Union Shop
Published Pioneers

Class Notes

Special Projects
Thea Kluge Rossi (A’04) on Cooper Union’s New Website
Juan J. Permuy (EE’70): Winds of Change

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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.