Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

New Exhibition Questions Ethics of Medical Research

Artists examine the dangers of scientific experimentation in "Baneful Medicine" 

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Postdocs Around the World

The role of postdoctorate fellows continues to expand in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, supporting a more globalized curriculum

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2018 Commencement Speaker Announced

Professor Martha Nussbaum writes about how anger and forgiveness can inform social action

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100 Days of Herb Lubalin

The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography launches Lubalin100.com to commemorate the designer's 100th birthday

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Plan Approved to Return to Full Scholarships

The Board has declared its unequivocal commitment to returning to free

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Philosopher, Astronomer, Sailor ... Novelist

Diego Malquori, assistant professor of philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences publishes a book of fiction

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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.