Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

Sam Waterston Hosts Voices from the Great Hall

Experience historic recordings brought to life with stunning imagery and live performances by NY Phil Teaching Artist Ensemble and Resistance Revival Chorus. Hosted by Sam Waterston on Tuesday, May 17

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Senior Snapshots: Engineering 2022

In this first installment of our 2022 Senior Snapshot series, we meet Albert Nerken School of Engineering seniors Alexa Jakob, Brandon Bunt, Gianna Slusher, Mary Vavruska, and Tiffany Cheung

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Two Cooper alumni spearhead a campaign for converting a piece of NYC infrastructure into a multi-use community space

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Jelani Cobb Named 2022 Commencement Speaker

Cobb is a New Yorker staff writer and the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University’s Journalism School


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Spring 2022 COVID-19 Updates

Booster requirement and January remote start

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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.