Faculty Talk: Elizabeth O'Donnell

Friday, March 27, 2015 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Buddha niche in Bamiyan Vallery, Afghanistan

Buddha niche in Bamiyan Vallery, Afghanistan

Elizabeth O'Donnell will discuss her recent trip to Kabul as a member of the jury for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition. The project is a joint effort between UNESCO and the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afganistan.

Located in Rm 315F at 6:30pm

Open only to current students, faculty and staff of The Cooper Union.

  • 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.