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Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story

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Synopsis: Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story chronicles the life of 19th-century industrialist, inventor, and philanthropist, Peter Cooper. He is best remembered for establishing The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1859.
Start Time: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 6:30 PM
End Time: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:00 PM
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
Room: Lower Dodge Gallery
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: $ 3.00 General Admission
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum
Category: Film
Web Site: http://zamweb.rutgers.edu
Contact Name: Zimmerli Art Museum
Contact Email: brenowit@rci.rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (732) 932-7237
Additional Information: Cooper believed that education should be "free as air and water,” and championed education for women when such an idea was considered radical. The screening of the film will be followed by Q&A with Ms. Janet Gardner and Dr. Barbara Balliet about Cooper Union’s ties to the suffrage movement and impact on women’s education. Ms. Gardner is the Producer/Director of Mechanic to Millionaire: The Peter Cooper Story. Dr. Balliet is the Associate Director of the Women's & Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University. Entrance to the museum is free at all times for members, all children under 18, and Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff with a valid I.D.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families