John Jay College’s Center on Media, Crime & Justice will bestow the 2014 Justice Trailblazer Award on Piper Kerman, whose 2010 best-selling memoir was the inspiration for the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, adapted by Jenji Kohan, creator of Weeds. Orange is the New Black has been lauded by The […]
Surprise Announcement Caps President’s State of the College Address Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the U.S. Supreme Court will be the featured speaker at a Convocation in September 2014 to launch the College’s 50th anniversary celebration, President Jeremy Travis revealed in his State of the College address on November 4. “I am thrilled beyond words,” […]
Professor and Chairperson Charles Nemeth in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management delivered two lectures at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul Turkey this summer. The lectures are an integral step in establishing relationships with Turkey. Professor Nemeth’s first lecture featured John Jay’s Center for Private Security and Safety, the Newtown experience and John Jay’s response […]
Nathan Lents, Deputy Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Sciences, was interviewed on CCTV about the results of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s autopsy conducted by Swiss scientists which revealed evidence that Arafat may have been exposed to polonium – a radioactive element that can be lethal if ingested. To view the full […]
Professor Luis Barrios of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, John Jay adjunct lecturer and doctoral student Shirley Leyro, and undergraduate student and “dreamer” Danyeli Rodriguez were interviewed about immigration reform by Juan Benitez on NY1 Notcias “Pura Politica.” They discussed the status of the DREAM ACT and potential reforms that the City and State […]
Dear Faculty Colleagues and John Jay Community, I am very sad to inform you that Jock Young, Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2013. He is survived by his wife, our colleague Jayne Mooney, three sons Jesse, Joseph and Fintan, and step daughter Anny. Please keep them […]
The outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security, Ms. Jannette Napolitano, stated in a television interview in July of 2013 that we are very close to a significant cyber attack against the United States of America. Yet, during the same interview she also acknowledged how ill prepared the US is for such an attack. As countries around […]
Two John Jay professors traveled to Thailand this past summer to lead a workshop at the tough yet progressive Ratchaburi Central Prison, where they used sociodrama to involve the incarcerated women in developing scenarios based on situations and conflicts they may encounter. “I was deeply moved by the insight, creative talent and appetite for learning […]
English professor Adam Berlin’s new novel about boxing, Both Members of the Club, published by Texas Review Press and winner of the Clay Reynolds Novella Prize, is hailed as “astonishingly personal and touching. Berlin displays and dramatizes the physical ordeal of training, of boxing, and offered it without romance, without ideal, but also without apology.” […]
President Jeremy Travis is quoted in a profile about Rosanna Rosado’s career and recent departure as the longtime Publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa. Rosado is a Trustee of the John Jay College Foundation. To read the El Diario article, click here. The Publisher and CEO since 1999 of El Diario La Prensa, […]
Professor Lisandro Perez, Chair of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 “Premio El” award, a recognition given annually by El Diario La Prensa to the most outstanding men in the Latino community. The award, now in its 10th year, was presented at a luncheon […]
A Rare Look at the Barriers to Education Encountered by the Formerly Incarcerated New York, November 7, 2013 – The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring, based on a Participatory Action Research study conducted by Michelle Fine, […]
Daniel Beaty portrays his life’s journey both memorably and creatively — telling the story of his path from a household rife with addiction and incarceration to moving forward, discovering his purpose and empowering others to do the same.
John Jay College’s status as a “Best for Vets” institution took on enhanced luster in the latest national rankings of 600 universities by Military Times EDGE magazine, which lists John Jay as #16 nationally, up from#37, tops among all New York City colleges and universities, and the only City University campus to make the list.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, President Jeremy Travis will ring the Opening Bell at NASDAQ OMX. At President Travis’ side will be John Jay student veterans , Hire Heroes USA, Four Block Foundation Cost of Freedom and representatives from companies participating in John Jay’s Veterans Corporate Roundtable.
When Everything Changed: An interactive conversation on the transformation of women’s rights: Gail Collins writes a twice-weekly Op-Ed column for The New York Times. Ms. Collins has also served as The Times’s editorial page editor from 2001 to 2007 — the first woman ever to hold the post. Ms. Collins joined The Times as an […]
Four John Jay College alumni were elected to significant political offices on Election Day, November 5, including the first female Mayor of Rochester, NY. Lovely Warren (BA ’00), the President of the Rochester City Council, was elected Mayor of that upstate city, winning 55 percent of the vote to thwart the reelection bid of incumbent […]
The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice released a report today, titled Higher Education and Reentry: The Gifts They Bring, based on a Participatory Action Research study conducted by Michelle Fine, Alexis Halkovic (CUNY Graduate Center) and a team of research assistants.
Professor Edward Paulino in the History Department was quoted in an article on the front page of The New York Times, titled, “Dominicans of Haitian Descent Cast Into Legal Limbo by Court,” by Randal C. Archibold.
Professor Mangai Natarajan in the Department of Criminal Justice was interviewed for an article by Reuters titled, “Pakistan’s Women Police Fight Criminals, Militants and Scorn,” by Katharine Houreld. The article examines how women police in Pakistan combat sexual discrimination in the workplace and in the community.