Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Making Summer Plans at The Cooper Union

Making Summer Plans at The Cooper Union

Two new summer programs -- NYC-Summer@Cooper and the Summer Art Intensive -- will join the existing three to be offered to high school and undergraduate students in 2015. We look in on each

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Tiffiniy Cheng Tastes Victory

Tiffiniy Cheng Tastes Victory

The 2002 BSE graduate was a key player in a hard-fought and ultimately successful campaign to preserve “net neutrality.” She takes us behind the scenes

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Casey Walker and His "Last Days in Shanghai"

Casey Walker and His "Last Days in Shanghai"

The adjunct professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences talks about his recently published first novel, an exploration of modern China, that has received critial acclaim from The New York Times Book Review, the Times Literary Supplement and others

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Prof. Alan Wolf Featured on Fox News for "Pi Day"

Prof. Alan Wolf Featured on Fox News for "Pi Day"

Fox 5 local news interviewed Alan Wolf, professor and chair of physics, for a light-hearted segment on the once-a-century moment when the date and time match the value of Pi to the ninth decimal place

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Introducing: Support Cooper

The Office of Alumni Affairs and Development launches a new, mobile-friendly resource to celebrate alumni, parents and donors and connect the Cooper community at http://support.cooper.edu

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Four Student Inventions Picked to Go Forward

Four Student Inventions Picked to Go Forward

After a nerve-wracking online evaluation -- think "Shark Tank" with real-time viewer input -- four inventions have been selected for the next stage of development by Quirky, a company that refines and markets them

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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.