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Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Marek Bartelik: From Civil Engineer to Art Critic

Marek Bartelik: From Civil Engineer to Art Critic

The President of the International Association of Art Critics and 20-year member of The Cooper Union faculty of humanities and social sciences returns to teach after a three-year hiatus. We talked with him about his curious career and the place of art criticism in the world today

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The Art and Science of Daylighting

The Art and Science of Daylighting

Matthew Tanteri A'84, instructor of the Department of Continuing Education Spring courses "Daylighting Fundamentals" and "Daylighting and Codes," tells us about the old and new ways that daylight can reach inside a building and shape the urban environment

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Invention Factory Featured on Cable News

Invention Factory Featured on Cable News

The six-week program that turbocharges student's invention ideas into prototypes has been profiled as as part of Time Warner Cable's broadcast and online series "It Ain't Rocket Science"

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A Fresh View of 41 Cooper Square

Patricia Poon, a professional architectural photographer, took a tour of 41 Cooper Square and sent us some spectacular shots. View the full gallery

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A Model of Education

See a video of the first-year Architectonics studio of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture hand-build a six-foot scale model of The Foundation Building, mount it on wheels and push it through the streets of New York City

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Endowed Student Prizes Bridge Generations

Endowed Student Prizes Bridge Generations

A look at the people behind three annual cash prizes awarded in the fall semester and the students who took them home this year

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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.