June 2010 CUAA Newsletter

The Cooper Union Alumni Association

Newsletter | June 2010   Originally published on www.cualumni.com

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President George Campbell Jr. Announces Retirement Plans Dr. George Campbell Jr. announced that he will retire in June 2011 as President of The Cooper Union. During his decade of leadership, he brought greater recognition to The Cooper Union’s academic achievements and assured, in a time of economic uncertainty, that its tradition of a tuition-free education continues into the 21st century.Daily News story on Dr. Campbell’s decision to retire

New York Times article on Dr. Campbell’s decision

Read the May news from the President’s Office

Leonardo Drew

President’s Citations

At Commencement on May 25, the 2010 President’s Citations were awarded  to installation artist Leonardo Drew (A’85), professor of biostatistics Ronald Brookmeyer (Math’75) and innovative architect Shigeru Ban (AR’84). Read more about the citation awardees.

Kathleen Chalfant

Class of 2010 Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2010! We welcome you as the newest members of the Cooper Union Alumni Association. Photos of commencement, which featured an address by actress Kathleen Chalfant, are on The Cooper Union website.
Support The Cooper Union Please continue Peter Cooper’s legacy by making a gift to the Annual Fund before the end of the fiscal year, June 30. We depend on every contribution to ensure that our outstanding students continue to receive free access to a Cooper Union education.To make your gift before June 30, 2010, click here
CUAA Website Redesigned
by Mike Essl (A’96)

Photo by Awol Erizku
A new design for the CUAA website will be unveiled in August. Creating the new look is Mike Essl (A’96), Associate Professor in Graphic Design at The Cooper Union. Mike is a partner in the award-winning graphic design studio ME/AT which he cofounded in 2007 with Cooper Union adjunct instructor Alexander Tochilovsky (A’00). With Robb Irrgang, Mike is also a partner in Nerduo, a collaborative that explores the creation of internet memes and the subversion of marketing fluff. Mike’s recent projects include Watching the Watchmen with Chip Kidd and the G.I. Joe parody t-shirt The Battle. In 2003, his work with the Chopping Block was featured in the National Design Triennial. From 2006-2008, Mike was the Vice President of AIGA’s New York Chapter.
Meet Alumni Council Member
Seth Greenwald (ME’85)
“Engineers and artists see the world differently,” writes Seth Greenwald (ME’85). “Engineers, for the most part, are analytical, logical and detail-oriented. Artists are typically visually-focused, intuitive and holistic-minded. Many people see themselves as firmly in one camp or the other. Is it possible to bridge the gap between these opposite ends of the perception spectrum? Absolutely. Here’s the story about my journey from thinking like an engineer to seeing like an artist. And the best part about my journey…it helped me to become a better engineer.”

Read Seth Greenwald’s article “The Art of Engineering”

Cooper Summer Arts Series This summer, Cooper Arts is hosting samba and jazz concerts in the Rose Auditorium at 41 Cooper Square. Purchase tickets by calling 800.746.3119 or at the door starting at 5 pm before each performance.
July 15 :: Kenia pays homage to “the great Brazilian songbook.”
July 22 :: Claudio Roditi Quartet features Brazilian jazz trumpet.
July 29 :: New York Samba-Jazz Quartet with Duduka Da Fonseca.Upcoming from Cooper Arts:
September 27 :: Kim Nazarian and Peter Eldridge
October 4 :: Darmon Meader and Lauren Kinhan
October 11 :: The New York Voices