At Cooper Summer 2009

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Summer 2009

Message from the President

Commencement 2009
Cooper Union Eagle Takes Flight
Major Great Hall Renovations
Rose Auditorium Seat Naming
41 Cooper Square Sneak Peek Event
New Lifetime Giving Society
Family Visits: 41 Cooper Square
End of Year Exhibition 2009

The Cooper Union at 150
Through the Eyes of Ashley Bryan (A’46), Storyteller
Nancy Yieh (ME’79): Making Her Mark

Alumni News
Alumni Association President’s Column
Carmi Bee (AR’67)
Founder’s Day Dinner Dance
2009 Ballot Results
Mechanic to Millionaire: a Film by Janet Gardner (A’65)
Class of 1959 Celebrates its Golden Legion
Alumni Welcome Class of 2009
Spring Events
Regional Alumni Events
Pioneer Profile: David Gersten (AR’91)
Phonathon Exceeds Goal
Published Pioneers

Class Notes

Special Projects
Stephen Doyle (A’78) on the New Cooper Union Logo

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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.