At Cooper Summer 2008

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Summer 2008

149th Commencement

News Briefs
New Pledges to Cooper Union
New Trustees
Barack Obama Speaks at The Cooper Union
Benefactors Join Lifetime Giving Societies
In Memoriam: John Jay Iselin

Dynamic Forces: Jesse Reiser (AR’81) and Nanako Umemoto (AR’83)
In the Nooks of History: Absence and Remembering in the Art of Whitfield Lovell (A’81)
A Magnetic Disposition: John Dalessandro (ME’67)

Alumni News
Alumni Association President’s column
Carmi Bee (AR’67)
Physics Alumni Reunion
Founder’s Day Dinner Dance
Golden Legion
2007–08 Ballot Results
New York City Events
Pioneer Profile: Georgette Seabrook Powell (A’37)
Cooper Products
Published Pioneers

Class Notes

Special Projects
Laurie Hawkinson (AR’83)

Faculty Highlight
Mindy Lang (A’82)

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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.