In the News

The Cooper Union was mentioned in several local and national newspapers and blogs during the month of September.   Read More

 Lawsuit Settlement and Consent Decree

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Letter from The CUAA President about the Settlement

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Workshop Held at CU NonStop about the Presidential Search Process

Nonstop Cooper Presidential Search Discussion 20150918On September 18, 2015, students, alumni, and trustees came together to discuss the Presidential Search process. The pre-meeting discussion was attended by by Council members Claudia Giordano Lasky A’76 and Carol Wolf A’84.                                                  Read More

Danish-American Sustainable Design Workshop

CSI competition at CU group photoA Danish-American Sustainable Design Workshop (DasdWkSp) was conducted as a 2 week long workshop running from May 26 through June 5, 2015.  Two days were held at The Cooper Union. A total of 46 students participated.  The workshop was attended by The Cooper Union students along with visiting from the Danish school, Business Academy South West (BASW) and Pratt Institute students. It was a very successful event where Cooper Union alumni  Diana Lewis AR’76, Paul Garrin A’82 and Roxanne Ryce-Paul AR’00 lectured to a mixed crowd of students.

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CUAA Council News — CUAA Meetings

The CUAA participated in a New Beginnings Party held at 41 Cooper Square on  September 14th, 2015    Photos

The CUAA Council met on  September 16th.  Acting CU President Bill Mea was the guest speaker.   The CUAA Council will conduct a special election for additional Alumni Trustees to serve on the CU B.O.T.  Recommendations for nominees are being accepted now.  The CUAA is also accepting nominations for 2016 Founder’s Day Awards.  Each of the CUAA committee chairs spoke for a few minutes about their committees and then council members were asked to sign up for at least one committee.  The next Council meeting will be November 10, 2015.

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 CUAA Council News — Call for Alumni Trustee Recommendations

trustees logoNominations are  being accepted until October 1.                                                                                                                 Learn More

CUAA Council News —  Call for 2016 Alumni Award Nominations

Nominations are  being accepted until October 15 for the 2016 Gano Dunn, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, John Q Hejduk, and Peter Cooper Service Award                                                                                                                                                                                  Learn More

Cooper Couple: Andrew Geller, AR’47 and Shirley Geller, A’43

Andrew Geller AR'47 and Shirley Geller A'43Andrew Geller AR’47 and Shirley Geller A’44, met while attending the Cooper Union Art School just before the U.S. entered World War II.

Andrew Geller had a long career as a designer and architect for Raymond Loewy. He is also known for his simultaneously whimsical and ingenious beach homes built on the eastern coastlines of the U.S.

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Professor Profile: Deborah Remington

Deborah Remington and four of the founders of the 6 Gallery

For over 30 years Deborah Remington was a fine arts professor with the majority of her tenure spent teaching at The Cooper Union School of Art. The impact of her teaching in terms of art making and thinking critically informed not only my painting and drawing practice but perhaps, even more significantly, how I eventually developed into a teacher of fine arts to young people.

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M’Liz Keefe A’85

MLIZ_KEEFEM’Liz Keefe A’85 lives between Boston and remote Fogo Island, the largest northern Island off Newfoundland. Her current focus – The Fogo Island Painting Project – comprises thirteen large scale landscape oil paintings dedicated to the historic fishing communities of Fogo Island.

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 Elanore Pettersen AR’41

12-2011 newsletter Elanore PettersenEleanore Pettersen AR’41 was a pioneer in the field of architecture. Pettersen apprenticed under legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright until 1943. In 1950, Pettersen became one of the first women licensed as a practicing architect in the state of New Jersey and, in 1952, became the first woman in that state to open her own architectural office.

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CUAA Events

Engineering Alumni-Student Career Mentoring Program



The Kick-off event for the 2015/2016 Mentoring program was held on Wednesday, September 16th in the Peter Cooper Suite.  The program, now in its second year, includes 60 students and alumni. Approximately 40 of them were in attendance on Wednesday night.  Peter Cafiero, CE’83, was the key note speaker. The program, which is sponsored by the CU Center for Career Development and the Office of Alumni Affairs, matches engineering students with an alumni mentor for a yearlong one-to-one professional mentoring relationship.




On Saturday night, August 29th over 75 newly admitted Cooper Union students joined alumni in in the Great Hall for what the CUAA hopes to become an annual Orientation event, The Peter Cooper Movie Night.

2015 New Student Orientation

2015 New Student Orientation

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The Financial Services Affinity Group


The Financial Services Affinity Group and law alumni met for happy hour at the Ainsworth Park Restaurant and Bar for the first time in over a year. Co-Chair of the FSAG Group and BoT member, Eric Hirschhorn ME ’83 and Acting President Bill Mea addressed the attendees thanking them for their contributions to the school, and encouraged those in attendance to get involved in the CUAA and nominate themselves or others for the upcoming alumni trustee election. They also mentioned this group comprised the single largest donor group over the past 3 years and thanked them for their continued support. An open bar and light refreshments were enjoyed by the other attendees including Board of Trustee member and FSAG Co-chair Malcolm King EE ’97; the FSAG Steering Committee, CUAA leaders and a diverse group of other alumni. This event was sponsored for the FSAG.

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 Chicago Regional Group

Chicago Regional Event at Elmhurst Art Museum

Chicago Group with Kevin Bone 9-12-15Chicago Alums meet at a CU, CUAA Co-sponsored event, for a private tour of AR Prof Kevin Bone’s Exhibit “Lessons from Modernism” at the Elmhurst Art Museum and curated by Mr. Steven Hillyer AR ’90. The group toured the museum including the exhibit of 25 modern building projects from the 1920’s to 1970.

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October 1, 2015:  Final day to submit nomination for Alumni Trustee

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 October 8, 2015:  Mock Interview Night

Students haMock Interview Night 2ve an opportunity to practice their interviewing skills with alumni who conduct mock job interviews.   This career workshop is an excellent opportunity for alumni to engage with Cooper’s student community; because you were once in their shoes, your advice and insight is invaluable to them.

Thursday, October 8, 2015 from  6:00–9:00 pm, at 30 Cooper Square.

Food and refreshments will be served.

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 October 15, 2015: Alumni Career Services Night

Meet with career coach, Annette McLaughlin, for a one-hour, personalized coaching session that can cover an array of topics.

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 October 17, 2015:  Architectural tour event on Long Island.

tour of an Andrew Geller, AR’47,  designed home in West Hampton, NY

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 October 1- 31, 2015 -Archtober

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November 17, 2015 – Thanksgiving Meal with Students.

Save the Date.  More details soon.

 December 10, 2015 –  3rd Annual Holiday Party

Save the Date.  More detail soon.


In Memoriam

See who we have lost during 2015.

Pioneer Stories

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