Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Webcast: Mahmoud Abbas in The Great Hall

Webcast: Mahmoud Abbas in The Great Hall

Watch Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, live, as he speaks in The Great Hall on his vision for peace between Israel and Palestine. Pres. Abbas is scheduled to speak at 6PM, EDT

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Five Years of Revitalizing Architects' Creative Energies

"The Critical Moment," an exhibition of thesis work open until September 27, marks the fifth graduating class of the Master of Architecture II program. We take a peek inside the gallery and talk to faculty and students about the program and where it is headed

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Incoming 2014: Part 2

Incoming 2014: Part 2

The second in a weekly series looking at the new student faces arriving at The Cooper Union. In this installment we meet Ruchi Patel, Xavier Polanco and Andy Tong

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School of Architecture Releases Video

School of Architecture Releases Video

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture has released a video looking back at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year, from final reviews to the making of the annual end of year exhibition and commencement, celebrating what makes architecture at Cooper so unique

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U.S. News Ranks Cooper Union at the Top

U.S. News Ranks Cooper Union at the Top

The annual "Best Colleges" guidebook puts The Cooper Union and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering on multiple "best" lists, including the #1 Best Value in the Northeast

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Invention Factory Winners Announced

Invention Factory Winners Announced

Two teams of Cooper Union students were awarded for their inventions created during a 6-week summer program

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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.