Please be advised that, due to weather conditions, The Cooper Union will close today, Monday, at 1 p.m., and will remain closed all day tomorrow, Tuesday. Classes beginning before 1 p.m. today should be dismissed at 1 p.m. Classes starting at 1 p.m. or later are canceled. Administrative offices will close at 1 p.m. today and be closed tomorrow. Staff in security, housing, and buildings and grounds should confirm schedules with their supervisors. A decision about Wednesday's schedule will be posted by 9 p.m. Tuesday. Please watch email or see this website for updates. The add/drop period will be extended through the end of day on Tuesday February 3rd.


Don Blauweiss

Don BlauweissMr. Blauweiss is the Creative Director of Don Blauweiss Advertising & Design Inc. DBA&D is a marketing and creative boutique that assists companies in promoting their products or services through any form of marketing communications.

At the start of his career, Mr. Blauweiss worked as a graphic designer, achieving international recognition for his package designs. He became an advertising Art Director at Doyle Dane Bernbach and developed advertising campaigns for Volkswagon, El Al, Coffee of Colombia, Avis, VW, Lufthansa, Uniroyal, and others.

He then joined Ogilvy & Mather as Art Director/Producer for Mercedes Benz, and later joined Benton & Bowles as a Vice President, Associate Creative Director. In 1980, Mr. Blauweiss was Creative Director at Proctor & Gamble for business in Belgium, Holland and Germany. In 2011, Mr. Blauweiss and other members of the DDB creative team formed Senior Creative People, a creative consultancy with a focus on marketing to seniors by seniors.

In 1983, Mr. Blauweiss rejoined Doyle Dane Bernbach and in 1985, he became a Senior Vice President, Group Creative Director as the complete Doyle Dane Bernbach International Creative Team joined Saatchi & Saatchi. In 1987, Mr. Blauweiss founded Don Blauweiss Advertising & Design Inc.

Mr. Blauweiss has taught design and advertising concepts at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and Cooper Union, and has served on the board of directors of The Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine Education Fund. Mr. Blauweiss received a BA in Art at Queens College in 1956 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Cooper Union in 1961. He has served as President of The Cooper Union Alumni Association. He is a recipient of the President's Citation and was inducted in The Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009.

Alumni Trustee elected in 2008

Term Ends: 2013

  • 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.