Veronica Hendrick, an Associate Professor of English, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship that will allow her to lecture in China in early 2013.
Professor Maria Volpe’s article “Mediation Remains Elusive in Public Discourse Despite Its Ubiquity” was published by Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation (ALT) – the official publication of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution – and is the featured article on the ALT web site.
John Jay College’s international students received a warm welcome from President Jeremy Travis in an inaugural reception held in his office on Monday, December 10.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice received a $5-million donation – the largest gift in the history of its nearly 50 years – from Adjunct Professor and alumnus Dr. Andrew Shiva.
Mucahit Bilici, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, was quoted in a Voices of NY article titled “Post Sandy, Muslims Seen Through a Different Lens.” The article highlights the work of the Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA and the Arab American Association of New York in the post-hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Deborah Koetzle, Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management, was quoted in an Associated Press article title “DeKalb Court Program Seeks to Reduce Recidivism.” The article highlights an Atlanta, GA program that is working to keep young, nonviolent, offenders out of jail.
Saul Kassin, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at John Jay College, was featured in a 60 Minutes segment titled “Chicago: The False Confession Capital.” Professor Kassin was interviewed about his groundbreaking research on false confessions.
John Jay College officially opened its new science wing on Friday, November 30, amid a cascade of blue and white confetti and to cheers from an overflow crowd that included College administrators and faculty, elected officials, students, alumni and City University Chancellor Mathew Goldstein.
“How They Got Away with It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown” is the first book that examines the criminology of the 2008 world financial crisis in a compilation of essays written by a cross-section of national and international experts. The book is edited by Assistant Professor Susan Will of the Sociology Department, Director of the Center on Media, Crime and Justice, Stephen Handelman, and Professor David C. Brotherton, co-chair of the Department of Sociology.
Five John Jay faculty members presented papers at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting “Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future” on November 15-18, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Since its founding in pre-Vietnam War era, John Jay College has long been home to countless veterans seeking to launch or advance post-military college educations and careers. That longstanding relationship recently earned two official stamps of approval, with the College being designated as a “military friendly school” by GI Jobs magazine, and being ranked among the Top 50 “Best for Vets” colleges by the Web site militarytimes.com.
Nicolas Montano, a senior in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a prestigious British Marshall Scholarship to study in the United Kingdom. He is the first John Jay student – and one of six CUNY students to have ever received a Marshall Scholarship since the program’s inception.
The new John Jay College building has received a Best Projects award from ENR New York Magazine – a trade publication covering design and construction in the New York metropolitan area. The Award of Merit Higher Education/Research was presented to the architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Turner Construction for their exemplary work on the the new building.
The Arab revolutions beginning in 2010 may suggest a diminishing chasm between Muslim-majority and Western nations, however, a new study by Amy Adamczyk, Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, finds that strict divisions based on sexual behaviors endure due to their deep roots in religious and national foundations.
This fall John Jay College of Criminal Justice joins CUNY’s path breaking William E. Macaulay Honors College. The College is currently accepting Macaulay Honors applications and will welcome its inaugural Macaulay class in 2013. Macaulay students at John Jay will benefit from extraordinary educational experiences and unparalleled opportunities beyond the classroom.
The National Network for Safe Communities (NNSC), a project of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has been awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to enhance and sustain two highly successful crime-reduction strategies.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice has been steadily building its reputation as an institution of international consequence. The most recent evidence of its growing global reach is another overseas academic partnership that grew out of the John Jay’s Tenth Biennial International Conference. Held at the College in June, more than 300 scholars, practitioners, government leaders, justice advocates and others from over two dozen countries came to John Jay’s newly expanded campus to discuss the latest “Global Perspectives on Justice, Security and Human Rights.”
One of John Jay’s new signature spaces, the Jay Walk, will open to the community on September 13. The ribbon-cutting will be held during Community Hour so that students can be the first to usher in this 60,000-square-foot rooftop terrace. “The Jay Walk is one of the crown jewels of the College’s new expanded campus,” said John Jay President Jeremy Travis. “This spectacular space is an oasis of green where students, faculty and staff can relax, socialize and study.”
Caroline Stoessinger, an adjunct professor of music and artist-in-residence at John Jay, recently won the 2012 Norman Mailer Center Commendation for Preserving the History of Our Time, for her new book A Century of Wisdom: Lessons From the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, the World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor (Random House, 2012)
Assistant Professor Jana Arsovska of the John Jay Department of Sociology has been awarded a prestigious W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship from the National Institute of Justice. The two-year, $100,000 award will allow her to expand her exploration of what she says is an understudied area: Albanian organized crime.