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April 15

Firat Erdim AR'01 Receives Rome Prize in Architecture

The prize includes a stipend, a study or studio, and room and board for a period of six months to two years in Rome

April 11

Mayor de Blasio Marks 100 Days with Address in Great Hall

After being greeted by President Bharucha, trustees and deans, in his address the mayor called The Cooper Union an "extraordinary New York treasure"

April 04

Cooper Union Releases Figures for 2014 Admitted Students

The Cooper Union has admitted 373 first year students to the class that will enter in the fall, including 69 students in art, 28 in architecture, and 276 in engineering

April 04

Prof. Atina Grossmann Named as Davis Fellow

The European history and gender studies professor talks about her work on a lost history of Jewish survival during the Second World War and the surprising personal connection she uncovered


March 28

2014 AIGA Medals Awarded to Three School of Art Graduates

Stephen Doyle A'78, Alexander Isley A'84 and Abbott Miller A'85, will each receive the design field's highest honor, "in recognition of their exceptional achievements in the field of design"

March 25

"Bernhard Hoesli: Collages" Reveals the Story Behind the Artworks

The new exhibition brings meticulous, intimate and largely unseen works by a key 20th century artist, architect and educator to The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery

March 25

Shigeru Ban (AR'84) Wins Pritzker Prize

Modeled after the Nobel Prize, the Pritzker is awarded each year to a living architect for significant achievement

March 24

Martin Finio AR'88 Receives American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture

The award, shared with Taryn Christoff, with whom he co-founded the Christoff:Finio firm, recognizes, "American architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction"

March 14

Second James Craig and Irene Scala Designing with Type Award Given

Ian Langehough, a junior in the School of Art, has been awarded the $5,000 stipend to study abroad

March 11

Architecture Alumni honored in the 2014 AIANY Design Awards

March 05

Learn How to Sequence DNA in Less Than a Day

A conversation with Prof. Oliver Medvedik, the latest Sandholm Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Bioengineering


February 26

Mini Cooper

NEO New York, a weeklong learning experience organized by two School of Art seniors, offered free workshops for vetted participants, public lectures and a final exhibition in the 41 Cooper Gallery

February 25

Architecture Alumni featured in The 61st Annual Progressive Architecture Awards

February 25

Engineering Students' Middle School Outreach Featured on NY1

NY1, Time Warner Cable's New York news channel, has aired a spot featuring the annual middle school outreach program at The Albert Nerken School of Engineering

February 18

Students Finally Receive Prizes for Pulling an All-Nighter

An intercollegiate, interdisciplinary "hackathon" opens up the labs at the Albert Nerken School of Engineering to the creative whims of 100 students for 24 hours

February 18

The Making of an Avant-Garde: Screenings at Yale and the Hammer Museum

Since its premiere at the Museum of Modern Art, Diana Agrest's film has been screened at The Cooper Union, the Yale School of Architecture and the Hammer Museum.

February 13

In Spite of Obstacles, Peter Cooper Gets His Birthday Wreath

Amidst construction noise and a fenced-off Peter Cooper Park, students, faculty, alumni and staff gathered to once again mark the birthday of Peter Cooper, founder of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

February 06

Parents Feted for Their Financial Support

Over refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, a new recognition society, The Parents Leadership Circle, is announced


January 28

Cooper Union Ranked in Top Ten "Best Value" Private Colleges by The Princeton Review

Ranked #6, The Cooper Union shares company with Harvard College, Princeton University and Yale University.

January 23

Thom Mayne Discusses 41 Cooper Square

In a video released by Louisiana Channel, the designer of the academic building at 41 Cooper Square, talks about his intentions behind the building's aesthetics, how it relates to the local communities and expresses the culture of The Cooper Union

January 22

Fundraising for Fiscal Year 2014 Ahead of Schedule

Fundraising for the FY14 campaign year is on track to exceed last year’s $10 million cash total.

January 21

Center for Career Development Hosts Career Professionals Conference

Over the winter break The Cooper Union's Center for Career Development hosted a conference of local college career development professionals, a first for the institution

January 08

Three School of Art Graduates Make Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Lucien Smith (A'11), Torey Thornton (A'12) and Travess Smalley (A'10) all appear on the "Art and Style" list in the January 20th issue

January 02

Student-Invented "Rapid Packing Container" Video Goes Viral

The Rapid Packing Container, created by two students and the winner of the 2013 Invention Factory, has a promotional video that has gotten over 2M views on Youtube, among other coverage

  • 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.