December 2017 



Professor Charles Jennings was selected to be part of Peekskill Mayor-elect Andre Rainey's volunteer transition team to work with the city manager and department heads to ensure the new administration can hit the ground running on
January 1.

Professor Katie Gentile

won the Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis for her recent book The Business of Being Made: The Temporalities of Reproductive Technologies (Routledge) in Psychoanalysis
and Culture. 


Professor Monica Varsanyi was recently invited to participate in a research-focused convening of the American Immigration Council in Washington to discuss how research can be used to monitor the current Administration's approach to immigration enforcement.  


Doctoral student
Lidia Vasquez
and professors Deborah Koetzle and Jeff Mellow
were in El Salvador last week where they trained new prison staff on best practices in case management as part of a project aimed at reducing overcrowding.

Professor Maria D'Agostino in Public Management published Governing in a Global Wold: Women in Public Service (Routledge).

Professor James Mulvaney served as a judge for the prestigious International Labor Organization prizes for journalism on labor migration.
The competition is sponsored by the United Nations in Geneva.






Now - February 2nd, 2018

1-5 PM or by appointment

Anya and Andrew Shiva Galler

Rogues Gallery 1977 - 2017: 40 Year Retrospective of Courtroom Art from Son of Sam to El Chapo showcases the work of three award winning and nationally known illustrators: Aggie Kenny, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams. 


January 18, 2018  

7:30 PM 

Gerald W. Lynch Theater 

Visceral Dance Chicago New York Tour - Visceral Dance Chicago continues its fifth season with its first tour to New York, highlighting new works from international choreographers and dynamic returning company repertoire.


February 15th, 2018 

6:00 PM 

New Building 

2018 Justice Trailblazer Award Dinner Honoring Bill Moyers - Please join John Jay College President Karol Mason and The Crime Report as we proudly present The Justice Trailblazer Award to Bill Moyers.

Purchase tickets here 


For a complete listing of events, click here to visit the calendar 


Freshmen Show Off
Research at 10th Annual
First Year Student Showcase

On December 7, John Jay freshmen gathered in the Student Dining Hall for the 10th Annual First Year Student Showcase. The showcase is a momentous opportunity for students to present their first research projects conducted as college students. This year, the projects were diverse in topic and medium, reflecting the various expertise and research interests of John Jay's newest undergraduate class. Read more    



Bill Moyers Named the 2018 Justice Media Trailblazer by John Jay College
of Criminal Justice

New York, NY, December 1, 2017 - Bill Moyers, a legend in broadcast journalism for four decades, has been selected as the 2018 Justice Media Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced national understanding on the 21st-century challenges of criminal justice. Read more   



 John Jay Students Participate in MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber" Thanksgiving Special

This November, Ari Melber, legal analyst and host of MSNBC's show "The Beat with Ari Melber," invited John Jay students from the College's Pre-Law Institute to participate in a special Thanksgiving edition. The show, which aired on November 24, focused on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation into potential collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia. Read more 



Five Years After Sandy, Professor
Leigh Graham Shares Lessons
From Research on Disaster Recovery

Five years after Hurricane Sandy, Professor Leigh Graham has been featured on PBS Newshour as well as CUNY TV to discuss the successes and challenges of recovery efforts in New York City. Last year, Graham co-published a report comparing the experiences of the Lower East Side and the Rockaways after Sandy, two NYC areas significantly impacted by the storm. Read more   



A Court Interpreting Internship 

Gives Students an Opportunity 

to Launch Their Careers

At John Jay, students are on their way to launching their careers as certified court interpreters through a new CUNY-wide internship that was created in partnership with the New York State Unified Court System. This semester, six John Jay Spanish-language students participated in the internship and gained professional experience interpreting. Read more    



At Planking Ceremony, John Jay College is Recognized as a Member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Program

On November 28, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Auxiliary University Detachment held its first planking ceremony in which inductees were officially recognized as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG) program. Read more 



 At Homecoming, John Jay Celebrates the End of a Historic Year

On November 28, John Jay's Homecoming drew hundreds of John Jay students, alumni, faculty, staff, and fans to celebrate the end of an incredibly successful year for the Bloodhounds.

Homecoming has quickly become known on campus as one of the most fun athletic events of the year and excited fans gathered for pre-game festivities in the auxiliary gym before the first event of the evening, the women's basketball game. Read more



Diplomacy Lab Students
Go to DC to Present Research

Professor Yuliya Zabyelina led a trip with POL and ICJ students to Washington, DC, on Nov. 30 as part of the Diplomacy Lab project run in collaboration with the Department of State. Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that enables the Department of State to "course-source" research and innovation related to foreign policy challenges by harnessing the knowledge of students and faculty across the country. A team of five students presented a 60-page report about armed actors to the Department of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO) on Dec. 1. The Washington trip was funded by the OAR. 



 Children's Party

On December 14, John Jay hosted its annual Children's Holiday Party! The event, which first started over thirty years ago and is hosted in the 4th floor gymnasium, was open to families from neighborhood community centers and other non-profit organizations across the city. Over six hundred people attended to celebrate the holidays with games, face-painting, dancing, and of course, gifts from Santa Claus. View all the photos here



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