At Cooper Winter 2008/09

At Cooper Union | Digital Edition
Winter 2008/09

On the Cover

News Briefs
U.S. News & World Report Ranking
Daniel and Joanna Rose Fund Gift
Alumni Roof Terrace
Urban Visionaries Benefit
In Memory of Louis Dorfsman (A '39)
Sue Ferguson Gussow (A '56): Architects Draw-Freeing the Hand

Azin Valey (AR '90) & Suzan Wines (AR '90): Simple Gestures

Ryan (A’04) and Trevor Oakes (A’04): The Confluence of Art and Science
A Good Life: Marisa Lago (Phy’77) Achieves the American Dream

Alumni News
Alumni Association President's Column, Carmi Bee (AR '67)
Class of 2008 Joins Alumni on Rooftop
Site of Green Camp Attracts Nostalgia Seekers
Alumni Giving
Fall Events
Pioneer Profile: Jennifer Fenton Weishaupt (ChE '95)
Cooper Products on Sale
Published Pioneers

Class Notes
Anthony De Biase (CE '34) Reflects on Life and Work

Special Projects
Jean Marcellino (A '60): The Sandra Day O'Connor Project

Faculty Highlight
Elizabeth O'Donnell (AR '83) on Teaching and 41 Cooper Square

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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.