January 2019 Council Meeting


The CUAA Alumni Council met on Jan. 10, 2019 in room LL101 of the 41 Cooper Square building.  The evening began with a tasting of arancini rice balls supplied by Arancini Bros. which is a company that was co-founded by Giulia Della Gatta A ’96 and her partners.  The Awards Committee, Nominating Committee, and Events Committee chairs provided updates.    

View LiveStream Video of Meeting


Would you like to help with your reunion?

Reunion Weekend will be the first weekend in June. Members of the class of 1969 will be celebrating their Golden Legion. Several other classes will be marking milestones as well.

It takes many volunteers to organize a memorable reunion. Are you interested in helping. use this form to let the Cooper Union Alumni Affairs and Development Office know. Sign-Up


Record Number of Cooper Together Celebrations will be happening in February




Join us for Cooper Together, the third-annual celebration of Peter Cooper’s birthday. Alumni and friends will gather in cities across the country and internationally to commemorate Peter Cooper’s philanthropic spirit and to help launch the 160th anniversary year of the Cooper Union. If you’re in New York City, come sample beer brewed by Professor Sam Keene and the student Cooper Brew team and view the Benjamin Menschel Student Fellowship exhibition.

Cooper Together NYC
Hosted by the Office of Alumni Affairs & Development
41 Cooper Square – Gallery
Food & refreshments provided
Beer will be provided by the Cooper Brew team

CUAA After Party will be held at Cooper’s Craft

For more info and to RSVP, visit Cooper Together


Are You Registered to Vote? Are your Alumni Friends?
The CUAA Annual Spring Election is a little more than a month away
If you have voted in either of the last two elections, you are registered. If you need to register on cooperalumni.org, you can do so here: Register
Alumni Directory is On-Line
Use it to find your classmates. This feature is found by selecting the Alumni Tab on the cooper.edu website. Next select, Find Your Classmates in the column on the left side of the page. If you have your password from the retired cualumni.com site, use it to log into the alumni directory. You may get a new password by registering on the Log-in screen.


Meet Charlie Bliss ChE’39/PDE’48

Charles Bliss ChE’39/PDE’48 was recently interviewed on CBS Evening News.  He is 101 years old and still practicing engineering.  He recently received US patent: 2017 / 0241707, Method for the Capture of Carbon Dioxide Through Cryogenically Processing Gaseous Emissions From Fossil – Fuel Power Generation.

The CBS interview can be seen here.  https://youtu.be/lCdLvxKvZ-c 

Charles Bliss received the 2011 CUAA Gano Dunn Award and was inducted that same year into the Cooper Union Hall of Fame.  He has had a long and international career in power plant technology, promoting and developing local energy in all five continents with a focus on the developing world. He served on the Senior Staff at the Mitre Corporation and Foster Wheeler Corporation, and as a Physical Scientist with the US Agency for International Development. His work has involved long periods of residence in Nigeria, the Philippines, Colombia and Pakistan. His focus has largely been on adapting technologies in fossil energy production and utilization. This continues in his current position as Vice President of Engineering at Moseley Horizon, Inc., concentrating on energy supply problems in Pakistan.

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
See who we have lost during 2018  Link


2/12/2019 Founder’s Day Wreath Laying

12PM -2PM Wreath Laying Ceremony in Cooper Square Park and refreshments in the lobby of the Foundation Building.

5:30 – 6:30 PM Student and Alumni Social at The Cooper Union. Sandwiches and beverages will be served.
6:30 – 9:30 PM Alumni gathering at Cooper Craft

 2/23/2019 Industry City Distillery Tour  Save the Date

2/28/2019 Mock Interview Night

Alumni Affairs and the Center for Career Development invite alumni to volunteer to help current Cooper engineering students practice their interviewing skills.
Thursday, February 28
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Food and refreshments will be served

2/19/2019 February CUAA Council Meeting

CUAA Award Winners will be Announced

Candidates for the 2019 Spring Election will be Announced

CU HyperLoop team will give presentation

3/16/2019  Shabbat Potluck Lunch with CU Hillel Association   


Location: The Cooper Union

please send an email to contact@cooperalumni.org if interested in attending.

3/30/2019 Brooklyn Brewery Meetup Save the Date

 4/20/2019 Cooper Doggy Playdate at Tompkins Square Park Save the Date

5/30/2019 CUAA Awards Night

Founder’s Day Awards will be presented to each of the winners.  A party will follow the award presentation

6/1 – 6/3/2019 Reunion Weekend

All alumni and spouses are invited to the Reunion weekend.  The classes that will be celebrating milestone class anniversaries are
’74, ’79, ’84, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, ’09, ’14 and the Golden Legion, ’69.
Learn More

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