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Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art,

accredited institution of higher education; in New York City; coeducational; chartered and opened in 1859. Founded by Peter CooperCooper, Peter,
1791–1883, American inventor, industrialist, and philanthropist, b. New York City. After achieving success in the glue business, Cooper, with two partners, erected (1829) the Canton Iron Works in Baltimore.
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, it pioneered in evening engineering and art schools; day schools were added in 1900. Today it includes schools of engineering, art, and architecture, a division of adult education, and a faculty of humanities and social sciences. A new academic building located at Cooper Square in the East Village and designed by Thom MayneMayne, Thom,
1944–, American architect, b. Waterbury, Conn., grad. Univ. of Southern California (B.A., 1968), Harvard (M.A., 1978). In 1972 Mayne cofounded the firm Morphosis in Santa Monica, Calif., where he is still principal.
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 opened in 2009. The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, was founded in 1897 as part of Cooper Union by Sarah, Eleanor, and Amy Hewitt, granddaughters of Peter Cooper. Since 1967 the museum, still located in New York City, has been a division of the Smithsonian InstitutionSmithsonian Institution,
research and education center, mainly at Washington, D.C.; founded 1846 under the terms of the will of James Smithson of London, who in 1829 bequeathed his fortune to the United States to create an establishment for the "increase and diffusion of
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The Cooper Union speech is the longest, most lawyerly and least poetic of all Lincoln's great speeches.
From Cooper Union I would like to say: thank you America for extraordinary efforts that you have made to create peace in Palestine, and in particular to President Barak Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, for their endless trips, back and forth, in search of peace.
Then the next month, the new president of Cooper Union convened everybody and announced that we were bankrupt, that we were in a deep deficit and that there was an existential threat to the school.
The difference, at Cooper Union, is that because education is regarded as a higher good and not exclusively as a marketable product, the learning process is able to move outside of a solely capitalist frame.
Although his lectures take him around the world, the Cooper Union engagement held special resonance.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Cooper Union Institute of Technology or the National Science Foundation.
In that situation, you can't always use the most elegant solution," said Eleanor Baum, dean of engineering at Cooper Union, adding that the challenging engineering environment was meant to stretch the students' way of thinking about problems.
Adam Blackman's Tokyo Creativity Conference went off in NYC's Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art Great Hall.
BRADY AND THE COOPER UNION SPEECH made me president," Abraham Lincoln joked just before his inauguration.
De Harak, a jazz saxophonist by avocation and an exhibited painter, also taught graphic and exhibition design at The Cooper Union and was a visiting professor at Yale, Alfred University, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute.
He has since lived in New York, teaching at Cooper Union as well as Yale University, the Royal College of Art, London and St Catharine's College, Oxford.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art & Science and The Mark Twain Circle of New York recently announced that they would present "Better Than It Sounds": The Musical Mark Twain, live on stage at the Great Hall, Cooper Union, 51 Astor Place (Cooper Square) on Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at 8:00 PM.
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