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Ruslan Trusewych

Visiting Instructor Adjunct

Ruslan began his academic career studying Physics at Grinnell College, but graduated with a degree in Art. Continuing development of his studio practice brought him to New York City and to the Hunter College Master of Fine Arts program, where he obtained a degree in Sculpture. He left New York in 2014 to hike the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. He subsequently began tutoring Calculus and rekindled his love for mathematics, returning to New York and to Hunter College. Ruslan is currently completing a Master of Arts degree in Statistics, focusing on the philosophical foundations of probability as well as Bayesian Hierarchical modeling. He continues to spend his summers in the wilderness.

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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.