Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • Liz Magic Laser: Prompt

    Liz Magic Laser: Prompt

    In a free, public lecture, the video and performance artist will focus on her recent work examining the techniques of news production and the studied gestures of politicians

  • Lessons from

    Lessons from "Lessons From Modernism"

    In a free, public lecture Daniel Barber will argue that the ways in which architects have imagined and represented new conditions for environmental change have been especially significant

  • Rob Saunders on

    Rob Saunders on "20th Century Metal Type Foundry Ephemera"

    A free, public "show-and-tell" of rare original examples of metal typefaces from 1900 to the mid sixties

The Return of the Post-docs

The Return of the Post-docs

For the first time in at least a decade, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will include a pair of post-doctoral fellows. Meet Drs. Nicholas D'Avella and Allison Leigh

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Mahmoud Abbas Speaks in The Great Hall

Mahmoud Abbas Speaks in The Great Hall

Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, spoke in The Great Hall on his vision for peace between Israel and Palestine. See the original webcast

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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

In the second in a series looking at the new student faces arriving at The Cooper Union 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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  • 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.