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  • ‘Smart on Crime’ Conference Will Highlight Innovative and Promising Criminal Justice Ideas

    October 4, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Smart on Crime Innovations Conference will convene community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and researchers to showcase promising criminal justice interventions informed by evidence and data. On Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11, 2017, a group of leading national criminal justice organizations spanning the ideological spectrum will host the Smart on […]

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  • Alumni Profile: From Women in Haiti to Juveniles in the Justice System, Soraya Denis is Committed to Service

    October 4, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    In her professional life, Soraya Denis serves as a senior program coordinator with the NYC Department of Correction (DOC), focusing on juvenile re-entry issues in the Youthful Offender Programming Division. It’s rewarding work, she said, but like many ambitious John Jay alumni, it’s only one part of her commitment to giving back to those groups […]

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  • New Exhibit Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives on 9/11

    October 4, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Bravery and Sacrifice: NYPD Heroes 9/11 and Beyond, a new art exhibit at John Jay that celebrates the service of the men and women who risked their lives during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers, opened on September 8 and is on display through December 2017. The exhibit, located in Memorial […]

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  • New President Jumpstarts Academic Year

    October 4, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      On the first of August, Karol Mason officially began her new position as president of John Jay College. Mason has made numerous appearances since, introducing herself to students and faculty at various events around campus, often joking about not being able to find her way around campus. August 24th was a particularly busy day for […]

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  • Faculty Step Up to Help Rising Stars

    September 20, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Faculty Step Up to Help Rising Stars For many faculty members, the dedication to their students is part of their social justice commitment, worth achieving by contributing in any way they can. When President Jeremy Travis in 2013 raised the issue of getting faculty to participate in a campaign to raise much-needed funds for a […]

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  • Pre-Law Institute, PRISM and Vera Fellows Reach Milestone

    September 20, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Happy 10th Anniversary The 2016–17 academic year brought milestones for three important undergraduate programs, with the Pre-Law Institute, the John Jay-Vera Fellows program, and the Program for Research Initiatives in Science and Math (PRISM) all celebrating 10 years of serving the College community. Each in its way has helped pave the way for students’ personal, […]

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  • No Bones about It: Graduate Students Learn Hands-on in Central Park

    September 20, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

    Learning by Doing… No Bones about It: Graduate Students Learn Hands-on in Central Park On city streets, below ground, and on the water—these three distinct environments are linked by a common thread: Each of these locations is the setting of a John Jay class. To investigate how the College is contributing to CUNY-wide efforts to […]

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  • E-Portfolios Help John Jay Students Improve Digital Literacy

    September 20, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Math and Science Resource Center Recognized for Novel Use of E-Portfolios The John Jay Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC) and its staff have been honored by the National College Learning Center Association with an award for Innovative Use of Technology. The award recognizes the Resource Center’s innovative use of the e-portfolio, a pedagogy […]

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  • Cadets Make Great Cops

    September 20, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      The idea that police officers could benefit substantially from a college education is hardly a new one. In fact, it is the very reason John Jay College came into being in 1964. But for a long time, most John Jay students were cops during the day and students at night; they were established police […]

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  • Professor Monica Varsanyi’s NEH-Funded Research Looks at Hispanic Identity in New Mexico

    September 20, 2017 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Monica Varsanyi, associate professor of political science at John Jay College, obtained a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her research project, “The Contentious Evolution of Hispanic Identity During the Chicano Movement in New Mexico, 1962-1974,” which she has been working on this summer. The project is inspired by research Varsanyi […]

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