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January 26

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 history and the place of art criticism in the world today

January 20

Matthew Tanteri A'84 Teaches the Art and Science of Daylighting

During the Spring the Department of Continuing Education will offer its first online course in five years. The topic, "Daylighting and Codes," focusing on the uses of daylight to illuminate buildings, will be taught by a graduate of The Cooper Union, Matthew Tanteri A'84

January 05

Invention Factory Featured on Cable News

Time Warner Cable has profiled the six-week program as part of its broadcast and online series "It Ain't Rocket Science"

 
  • 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.