Past Articles

A Case Study in Hypocrisy: Peter Gleick, Climategate and the Politics of Scandal

Climate Science, Age, and the Importance of Personal Experience

Want Clean Water Upstream? Follow the Money Downstream - New York's Building Stock and Our Energy Future

A Weekend of Sustainability Events

A Partly Cloudy Day for Solar Energy: The City Council Hears Testimony on the Solar Jobs Act of 2011

Hydrofracking, New York City, and Why You're Going to the DEC Hearing Tomorrow Afternoon

Andrew Ross, Josh Fox and the Ruckus Society: A Weekend of Speakers and Workshops at CUISD

Occupy Wall Street's Sustainability Working Group Releases Statement on the Raid

Citing Health and Safety Concerns, Barack Obama Delays Tar Sands Pipeline

Attorney General Schneiderman Criticizes New Hydrofracking Regulation Proposals

Fossil Fuel Industry: Anti-Fracking Movement Constitutes "An Insurgency"



  • 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.