Campus update: While we've worked hard to preserve the possibility that students could return, the remainder of the spring semester will be conducted online. Staff will work remotely until at least April 20. See the Coronavirus / COVID-19 Updates page.

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Coronavirus Response

An information hub that includes current status, latest updates, online learning resources, and more

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Preet Bharara on Cooper On Demand

The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York introduces and contextualizes his April 2017 talk in the Great Hall

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Chem-E Faculty Explores Online Teaching Methods

Like professors across the school, faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering is experimenting with ways to bring courses into the virtual classroom

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Cooper Community Donates Critically Needed Supplies

More than 100 boxes of supplies, including gloves, masks, and goggles, were donated by The Cooper Union to area hospitals thanks to concerted efforts by staff

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Architecture School Moves Lecture Series Online

Nader Tehrani, dean, and Lorena del Rio, assistant professor, on adapting to new modalities

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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.