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A Foundational Commitment Continues

The Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers carries on Peter Cooper's vision, providing free classes to highly skilled yet struggling New Yorkers

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Prof. Diana Agrest Profiled on NPR

Prof. Diana Agrest Profiled on NPR

As part of a series on "50 Great Teachers," the April 21 broadcast on "All Things Considered" focuses on Prof. Agrest's sometimes surprising methods for approaching the study of architecture

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Christine Osinski Receives Pollock-Krasner Grant

Christine Osinski Receives Pollock-Krasner Grant

A faculty member of the School of Art for over 30 years, Prof. Osinski will use the award to produce a book of photographs she took when she started teaching

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Type@Cooper 2015 Lectures Made Available Online

Type@Cooper 2015 Lectures Made Available Online

The first four lectures of the 2015 Herb Lubalin Lecture Series on the history and practice of typeface design have been made available on the Internet

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Piotr Uklanski A'95 Has Dual Show at Met

Piotr Uklanski A'95 Has Dual Show at Met

Called a "maverick artist" by the New York Times, this School of Art graduate has two related shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art jointly titled "Fatal Attraction"

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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.