You Rocked The Vote!

2015 voter turnout was the highest ever.CUAA Election Thermometer 5.1.2015

Thank you Message from the Chair of the Election Committee

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Nils Folke Anderson A’94 President
sean-cusackSean Cusack BSE’98 Secretary/Treasurer 3.15  M. Greenstein IMG_8238Mina Greenstein A’56 VP Faculty/Student Liaison Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack A'90Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack A’90 Kelly Smolar ME'07Kelly Smolar ME’07 Chair Nominating Committee
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CUAA Council Meeting — May 5th

CUAA Motion to support Student Faculty Senate statement       Motion to publish letter to the Attorney General   Learn More and See Video

CUAA Council Meeting — May 14th

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CUAA Events

Founder’s Day Award Ceremony


Block Party


All awardees: Alumni Hall of Fame | The Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award | The John Q. Hejduk Award | The Gano Dunn Award | The Peter Cooper Public Service Award | Alumni of the Year | Young Alumni of the Year

CUAA@CIA 2015 Recap

On May 9th, 2015, 22 alumni, students and guests sojourned to the CIA in New Hyde Park, NY.  They had lunch at the CIA and a tour of The Wall given by Nick Fasciano, A’60, who lovingly preserved and restored this significant piece of art that he helped Lou Dorfsman, A’39, create. The event was organized by Don Blauweiss, A’61 and Alexis Lenza CE’05.

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CU @ CU Finals

As per tradition, the CUAA hosted a pizza party on Tuesday May 12 in Frankie’s Kitchen to provide studying students a meal, a break, and the support of alumni as they completed their academic year. Thanks to those who volunteered and donated, and enjoy your summer, students!

Alumni Profile

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Wilma Hall A’47

Wilma Grace Vrancken Wall lived in Wilmette and Northbrook, IL. Wilma worked at the Chicago Sun-Times as the executive assistant to the Head of Production and later, the Head of Features.  Learn More

Alumni Profile

Art Kane Art Kane A’50

Art Kane A’50  received the 1967 Augustus St. Gaudens Award and the 1965 President’s Citation.  He was inducted into The Cooper Union Hall of Fame in 2009.    Learn More

In Memoriam

See who we have lost during 2015.

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Campus Notice May 4, 2015: Dean Teresa Dahlberg Leaves

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2015 End of Year Show


EXHIBITION: MAY 26 – JUNE 14, 2015

The classrooms and studios of The Cooper Union are transformed into exhibition spaces featuring work from the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the School of Art and the Albert Nerken School of Engineering. Located  on 2nd, 4th 5th, 6th and 7th floors of The Foundation Building (7 East 7th Street), 41 Cooper Square.


Cooper FSAE Team

The CU Motorsports Team hosted a Rollout Event on April 28, 2015.

Formula SAE® Competition at Michigan International Speedway was held  May 13 – 16, 2015.

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Herb Lubalin Center Lectures are available on-line

The first lecture put online was a conversation with Victor Moscoso, who created some of the most famous rock concert posters of 1960s.


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 Jessica Marshall, EE’17 is the new Student Trustee

Jessica Marshall EE'17Learn More


Paul Garrin, A’82 is a Community Hero

Paul Garrin A'82

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Commencement 2015

“I want you all to interact with each other. Engineering. Architecture. Art. But I don’t want this interaction for the sake of those supposed precious intersections among our three fields (Three fields, by the way, that we often inaccurately perceive to be fundamentally different in the first place). Connecting for the sake of your work is great, but you should interact with each other for your own sakes. It is vital that we unify as a group of people so that we can take full advantage of our capacity to initiate change.
We must come together and tear open the void between ourselves before we can successfully allow others to join us. The history of this room is not derived simply from who spoke here, but from what they said and did in that moment. This school’s legacy is one of academic, political, and social controversy! Be unapologetic in your efforts to fulfill that legacy.

This legacy means that the things we have done at Cooper cannot be taken home and put on a shelf. It is not enough to occasionally look back at these experiences when feeling nostalgic. We need to take these things outside of our school. We need to live them and multiply them.”

Read the full text of Commencement Speaker Harrison Cullen BSE’15 here.
Watch the commencement livestream here! (ceremony begins at 1:18:45)


CUAA@Gilbert Tour on June 19th

2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of the New York Landmarks Preservation Law! To celebrate, the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance is hosting the Cass Gilbert Trails tour which will be led by 2 great grandchildren of the architect, Cass Gilbert.
Join the CUAA for a tour of 3 of NYC’s most notable landmark buildings designed by Cass Gilbert: The Woolworth Building, The Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, and the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse Building.   
When:  Friday, June 19th | 3pm tour begins at Alexander Hamilton US Customs House | 4pm tour of Woolworth Building | 5pm tour of the Thurgood Marshall Courthouse
Where:  Meet at Alexander Hamilton US Customs House, 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
Cost:  $20
RSVP:  Tour is limited to 15 people so be sure to reserve your spot!  Please email Alexis Lenza @ to reserve your spot and then payment will be collected via paypal (Fee is $20 if bank account is being used for payment and $21 if credit card is being used for payment)
Be a part of the Danish American Sustainable Design Workshop! DasWkSp is an opportunity for 26 Danish students and 20 New York students from invited schools to exchange knowledge, skills and ideas. This event lecture is part of a workshop developed by The Business Academy Southwest in conjunction with Pratt Institute. Everyday of the program will teach the students about sustainable building practices and their impact on our lives through lectures by professors and professionals as well as tours of notable buildings. By the end of the program, the students will have worked together to create innovative sustainable designs to help make a cleaner, healthier, and safer world.The following events are open to the Cooper Community and the public.  Please join us!  
June 2nd at 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm:  Lecture by Daniel Sundlin, Partner at BIG.
Lecture held at The Cooper Union, Rose Auditorium, 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 10003. RSVP on the website, via the Eventbrite link is mandatory. The tickets are $10 per person.
June 3rd at 9:00 am – 10:00 am:   Tour of New Academic Building led by Margaret Matz AR’83, Adjunct Professor, NYSID, and President, Milestone Architecture PLLC
Lecture held at The Cooper Union, Lobby, 41 Cooper Square, New York,  NY, 10003. RSVP on the website, via the Eventbrite link is mandatory. The tickets are free.
June 3rd at 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Lecture by Roxanne Ryce-Paul AR’00, Adjunct Professor, NYSID, and Principal, EcoEco Building.
Lecture held at The Cooper Union, Lobby, 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 10003. RSVP on the website, via the Eventbrite link is mandatory. The tickets are free.June 3rd at 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Lecture by Paul Garrin A’82, Principal, WiFi-NY, Margaret Matz AR’83, Adjunct Professor, NYSID, and President, Milestone Architecture PLLC, and Kibum Park, Partner, Raad Studio
Lecture held at The Cooper Union, Lobby, 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY, 10003. RSVP on the website, via the Eventbrite link is mandatory. The tickets are free.
For more information contact Margaret Matz,

 Additional Events — See them all and RSVP at our website events calendar.

Executive Committee June 2015 June 2, 2015
Council Meeting June 2015 June 15, 2015
Chicago Regional Meetup June 2015 June 25, 2015

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the_pioneer_logo The Students of The pioneer have recently published the End of Year Magazine, Continuance, with popular stories from all four editions of The Pioneer from this school year.  You can pick up a copy while they are available in the lobby of both school buildings.

All editions of The Pioneer can be read on-line.

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