2023 Spring Newsletter

Are You Registered to Vote? Are your Alumni Friends?

The 2023 spring election is underway and will run until midnight on April 30, 2023.   Alumni who are registered should have received ballots via e-mail. If you need to register or update your email address, you can still do so here: Register. If you registered but did not receive a ballot, please send an email to: cuaaelections@cooperalumni.org including your name, school and graduation year, and current email address, so a ballot can be sent to you.


2023 Meet the Candidate Night

Meet the Candidates Night for the 2023 CUAA elections was held March 15, 2023 in the Rose Auditorium.  The entire Meet the Candidates Night was recorded. The officer candidates were present in person or via zoom and were interviewed by the event MC, Doug Sharrott EE’83. Most of the Council and Nominating Committee members were also present and had a chance to briefly introduce themselves. A recap of the event and a link to the video are available here.


UPCOMING EVENTS


First Ever Annual Giving Day

On Saturday, April 29, 2023, the Cooper Union will hold its first ever annual Giving Day.  The goal is $429,000.  Spread the word using hashtag #CooperTogether4/29.  Every gift, no matter the size, will be matched. Learn More


Will You be attending Reunion 2023?

2023 All Cooper Reunion Weekend

REUNION 2023

FRI, JUN 2, 3:30PM – SAT, JUN 3, 2022 10PM

The classes of 1938, 1943, 1948, 1953, 1963, 1968 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2018 are celebrating milestone class anniversaries this year. Join your fellow Cooper alumni on June 2-3 for a Reunion celebration in New York City! Alumni and their families and friends come back to campus to relive memories, share stories with generations of fellow alums and commemorate their time at The Cooper Union. Multiple events are planned.


CUAA Events:

4/18/3023 6:30 – 8:30 PM Alan Patricof Book Talk Registration

Cooper Union on Wall Street (CUWS), CU in Law, and 41 Traders – a student finance club – invite alumni to join them for Alan Patricof Book Talk in the Civic Projects Lab, 41 Cooper Square Building, 3rd Avenue entrance. Registration is required. Learn More

4/23/2023 1:00 PM Annual Visit to Greenwood Cemetary Learn More

5/10/2023 6:30 – 8:30 May CUAA Council Meeting Register

5/21/2023 Noon – 5:00 PM ET  CUAA@The Bruce Museum 
Lois Dodd exhibition in Greenwich, CT Register


Exhibitions


Reynold Ruffins

Ongoing — A Life in Art Entwined: Works by Joan and Reynold Ruffins A’51

 Reynold Ruffins is a membor of the CU Hall of Fame. Both Joan and Reynold are CU Art alumni. The Exhibition is in the Stuyvesant-Fish House and is available for viewing by request. The exhibition was organized by Adriana Farmiga A’96, associate dean and adjunct professor in the School of Art, and Yuri Masnyj A’98, adjunct professor in the School of Art. To schedule a visit, please contact Fabian Gonzalez at fabian.gonzalez@cooper.edu. An online gallery of exhibition photos can be viewed here. Learn More


Ongoing — “Lois Dodd: Natural Order” A major retrospective exhibit showing 77 works by Lois Dodd A’48.

Lois Dodd is a member of the CU Hall of Fame. This exhibition opened on April 2nd, along with the Bruce Musuem’s new $67 million wing. It runs through May 28 in Greenwich, CT. This major show includes works from all 7 decades that Lois has been painting. Some of the paintings in the exhibit along with pictures of Lois in her Manhattan Studio can be seen here. You can learn more about Lois Dodd A’48 here. A CUAA Meetup event at the exhibition is being planned on May 21. If you have additional questions, contact Kelly Occhiuzzo Zack at kellycuaaevents@gmail.com


5/23/2023  — Opening Day of End of Year Show


Recent Events


2023 Founders Day

The 2023 Founder’s Day CUAA Award was held on February 9, 2023 in the Rose Auditorium. Opening Remarks were made by CU President, Laura Sparks. Laura was followed by Ciera Lowe Fowler ChE’14, who serves as the Chair of the Awards Committee and the event MC.


In Memoriam

See who we have lost during 2023 Link


Stay Informed

The CUAA posts regularly on multiple social media platforms. 
There are various ways to stay informed about the Cooper Union and the CUAA. Cooper’s website is cooper.edu and the CUAA’s is cooperalumni.org.


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