November 2019




At this year’s Annual Day of Giving, held on November 20, the entire John Jay community came together to raise over $140,000 for John Jay’s Student Emergency Fund—and we’re still receiving gifts until December 3, when the campaign officially closes. Over 100 volunteers showed up to our Annual Day of Giving event, representing every walk of life within the College. At the call center you could find soccer players and basketball players, student council members and staff members, professors and administrators, freshmen and grad students all gathered together, operating the phones, bringing in each essential dollar. Read More





All of Benjamin Beiro’s ’11 training—from his classes at John Jay and his training at the New York City Police Academy—came into play when he got a 911 call alerting him and his partner, Nicholas Noto, that there was an unconscious male in Central Park. The two NYPD officers jumped into action, quickly following a crowd of runners waving them through to the unresponsive 44-year-old marathoner. Read More





Lisa Farrington, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Founding Chair Emeritus in the Department of Art & Music, has lived a life surrounded by art—whether creating it, analyzing it, writing about it, or teaching a course, art has been at the center of her life. Over the years, her work has garnered a number of accolades, most recently the Lifetime Achievement award from the Anyone Can Fly Foundation. Read More





The 2019 rankings of top public colleges and universities reaffirm John Jay College’s standing among the best, particularly when it comes to quality education at an affordable price and to propelling student social mobility. Read More





Denise Thompson is an Associate Professor in John Jay College’s Department of Public Management, and an expert on disaster management and risk reduction. Her new book, Disaster Risk Governance: Four Cases from Developing Countries, which was published in July 2019 by Routledge, illustrates her work related to disaster planning and recovery. Read More





With the goal of educating the John Jay College community on the history of the borderlands and anti-Latinx sentiment in the United States, the Department of Latin American and Latinx Studies (LLS) hosted “El Paso Strong: A History of Resistance, Resilience, and Survival in the Borderlands” on October 31. The lecture was part of the El Paso Project, an initiative launched by the LLS department following the tragedy in El Paso on August 3. The lecture, given by native El Pasoans and award-winning academic experts, Irma Montelongo, Ph.D., from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) and Nicholas D. Natividad, Ph.D, from New Mexico State University (NMSU), explored how the history of hate on the borderlands continues to fuel the Latinx threat narrative today. Read More





Musarrat “Mus” Lamia ’21, a Philosophy major, is one of the most familiar faces around John Jay’s campus. She’s the 2019-2020 Student Council President. She’s in the Honors Program. She’s President of John Jay’s Mock Trial Association. And, she’s on a mission to use her voice to advocate for change. “My time at John Jay has been incredibly rewarding. I’m partaking in many different opportunities and am learning a lot more about what justice means in an interdisciplinary and applied context,” says Lamia. Read More





Colleges within the City University of New York (CUNY) system are some of the most diverse schools in the country. Our students are bright, determined, and focused on getting the education they need to better themselves, their families, and their communities, but our students of color, immigrant students, LGBTQ+, and disabled students can face some very daunting and specific challenges based on their identities and their situations. Read More





Anthony Carpi, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Chemistry and Dean of Research, has been awarded the distinction of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).


Nina Rose Fischer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, was awarded the Dr. Andrew Weil Award for Achievement in the Field of Drug Education.


Charles P. Nemeth, Ph.D., Chair and Professor in the Department of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management, has published a new book, Private Security and the Investigative Process, Fourth Edition.


Jane Katz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Health and Physical Education, Coach Emeritus, has been selected as the Top Educator of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.


Ella Kiselyuk has been named the College’s new Executive Director for Human Resources.





Louis Bauso (B.S. ’81) is retiring from the New York City Police Department after a 22-year career.


Former NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill (B.A. ’88, M.P.A. ’93) will join Visa as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Physical Security.


Joanne Bagshaw (M.A. ’06) published a new book, The Feminist Handbook: Practical Tools to Resist Sexism, and Dismantle the Patriarchy.  


Daniel Preston (B.A. ’11) has been named Director of Development and Communications at Jericho Project.


In Memoriam

Reverend Edward J. Dillon, a John Jay alumnus, retired NYPD detective, and priest, passed away peacefully last month. He proudly served as a member of the NYPD for over 20 years. We offer our sincerest condolences to Rev. Dillon’s family and friends.


Jimmy Boyle, Associate Director of the Fire Service Institute and inaugural board member of RACERS, the Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response, has passed away. We join the New York City Fire Department community in mourning his loss.





November 20-January 17

Monday-Friday | 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. | Shiva Gallery


Citizen? presents a group of emerging and outspoken artists who examine how the sacred "inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are apportioned in contemporary America. Presented by the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery.


Tuesday, December 3

1:40 p.m.-2:50 p.m. | NB, L2.84

From Slavery to Prison in Dixie: A Historical and Empirical Analysis of Racial Oppression

Kristen Broady, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business and Barron Hilton Endowed Professor of Economics at Dillard University, will present as part of the Economic Justice Speaker Series.


Tuesday, December 3

6:00 p.m.

SALUTE Veterans’ Honor Society Induction Ceremony and Celebratory Banquet

Keynote Speaker will be Lieutenant General Robert Ruark, United States Marine Corps retired, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. For more information:


Wednesday, December 4

11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. | Haaren Hall, Room 630

Quin Lucie, FEMA Attorney, explains the legal basis of federal emergency management policy. Hosted by Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS).


Thursday, December 5,

8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. | Haaren Hall, Room 630

Dispute Resolution: Addressing Implicit Bias, Identity Anxiety, and Stereotypes

Social identities, such as race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and age, can result in obstacles to fairness. This presentation will address those obstacles and share strategies to promote fairness in alternative dispute resolution.


Wednesday, December 11

1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. | New Building, Hound Square and Mezzanine

12th Annual First Year Student Showcase

Celebrate the curiosity, passion, and research skills of our first-year students at the Annual Student First Year Student Showcase.










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