Historic Election is being held for two additional Alumni Trustees

The agreement negotiated by the NYS Attorney General stipulates more representation by Alumni on The Cooper Board of Trustees.  The CUAA Special election runs through November 17, 2015.  25 alumni are running in this election. Two Alumni Trustees will be elected during this election.  Each will serve 4 year terms.  One will join the B.O.T. in December 2015 and the other will join the B.O.T. in June of 2016.   A Meet The Candidate Night is being planned for early November. A Meet The Candidate Night is being planned for Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

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CUAA Council News

The next CUAA Council meeting will be held on Monday, November 2nd in Room LL101.  Meeting will start at 6:30 PM  RSVP Here

CUAA Founder’s Day Awards

Nominations are being sought for 2016 Founder’s Day Awards

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CUAA Needs You

GET INVOLVED: Volunteer to work with the CUAA. COOPER UNION NEEDS YOU.

The newly created Membership Committee is calling for volunteers to get involved in all aspects of CUAA activities.


IMG_5756CUHP Helps Archive Purchase Cooper Family Letters

The Cooper Union History Project (CUHP) rallied a group of Cooper Union historians, CUAA Council members, and out-of-state CUAA members to raise the money needed by the Cooper Archive to purchase a collection of some 340 original documents written by and to Peter Cooper’s parents, grandparents, siblings, and other relatives.  Cooper Union Library Archivists Carol Salomon and Katie Blumenkrantz verified the authenticity and provenance of the documents.  These documents are now part of the Cooper Union Library Archives.

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 Event Recaps

 Mock Interview Night

Dave Minder, CU Director of Engagement with Arielle King ChE'16The Annual Mock Interview Night jointly hosted by the CU Center for Career Development and the Nerken School of Engineering was held on October 8th at 30 Cooper Square.

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 Alumni Staff Mixer

Alumni Affairs CUAA Mixer 2015Members of the Cooper Union Alumni Association joined with staff of the Cooper Union Office of Alumni Affairs & Development for a mixer in the Peter Cooper suite on Tuesday, September 29 to kick off the new school year.

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 Alumni Host Student Tour at STV

IMG_0063On 9/22/2015, 23 students from the Cooper Union ASCE chapter walked to STV’s NYC office on Union Square, to learn about the work of a design engineer in the construction industry. The tour was hosted by Jack Greenberg CE ‘11 and Karen Yeh EE ‘02.

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 Student AICHE Group participated in National Chemistry Week Celebration

CU AICHE Students at Hall of Scienc 10-18-2015 On 10/18/2015, 14 Chemical Engineering Students set up 3 Hands-on Activities for youth to enjoy at the NY-ACS “Celebrating Chemistry” event held at the NY Hall of Science.

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 Interview with Dean Richard Stock

Dean Richard Stock

On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Acting Engineering Dean, Richard Stock was interviewed by Kay Nordstrom, ME ‘77.

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Alumni accomplishments featured prominently on our website… Please take a look!

Share your accomplishments by posting them on The Official CUAA FaceBook page and LinkedIn Group

In Memoriam

We extend condolences to the friends and family of Irma Weiss, A’45.Irma Giustino Weiss graduated from the Night School of Art in 1945. She was a generous woman giving to many causes. She established the Cooper Union Irma Giustino Weiss Scholarships for meritorious students in art and architecture.

Tribute to Irma Weiss, A’45, on

See who we have lost during 2015.


 11/02/2015 CUAA Council Meeting

The next council meeting is on Monday November 2nd 6:30 – 8:30 pm in room LL101 of 41 Cooper Square.

11/14/2015 Regional Event for Alumni in South Jersey and Philadelphia

The Cooper Union invites Alumni, Parents and Friends event hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Stern EE’62 in Moorestown, New Jersey from 3 to 5 PM on Nov. 14th.

Acting President, Bill Mea will be there to answer questions about The Cooper Union and Dr. David M. Wootton, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will be there to discuss the Bio-medical engineering programs and the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program for students. Reservations are required.

11/17/2015 Thanksgiving Dinner

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11/21/2015 Open City event

Lecture and Cocktail Party at the MoMA celebrating the release of the Open City, edited by Diane Lewis, A’78.     Details later 

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 11/28/2015 Turkey Trot and Turkey Roast @ Ringwood State Park

Join fellow alumni, and host Don Wade, EE ‘63, for a turkey roasted over an open fire and all the trimmings at Ringwood State Park, the grounds of Ringwood Manor, past home of Peter Cooper’s son in law, Abram Hewitt.  Cost $17.00 plus dish to pass.       Learn More

6/3/-6/5/2016 Reunion Weekend

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