August/September 2018 




Silvia Mazzula, Associate Professor of Psychology, was honored as one of the "Firsts: Women of Color Changemakers," by the American Psychological Association, for her work with the Latina Researchers Network.


Daniel Feldman, Professor of Public Management, conferred with Armenian judges, prosecutors and investigators to develop anti-corruption strategies, through the National Academy of Public Administration.







September 12, 2018 

4:30 PM 

Memorial Hall

Recall. Reflect. Reaffirm. John Jay Pays Tribute to our 9/11 Fallen Heroes

poetic art.  


September 17, 2018 

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 


Latinx Heritage Month Opening Reception


September 24, 2018 

1:40 PM - 2:55 PM 

Moot Court, NB 

Understanding Hispanic Institutions: Background and Context for Serving Latinx Students


September 25 & 26 2018 Smart On Crime Innovations Conference

This year's Smart on Crime Innovations Conference, hopes to move the criminal justice reform conversation forward by tackling tough questions that are often avoided.  











Excitement At New
Student Convocation

On August 23rd, John Jay held the 2018 New Student Convocation for the incoming class-the largest in the College's history. The faculty, including President Karol V. Mason and new Provost Yi Li, put on their regalia and welcomed over 600 students in the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre. President Mason shared a story about her mother to explain her commitment to both education and justice. Read more



John Jay Welcomes Provost Yi Li

Recently, after an extensive national search, President Karol V. Mason announced the appointment of Dr. Yi Li as John Jay's new Provost. To get to know Dr. Li a little better, we sat down with him to learn more about his past experiences and his hopes for the John Jay community. Read more



Zero-Text-Cost Courses
Ease Financial Burdens

John Jay prides itself on giving all students, coming from any financial background, the opportunity to succeed. Understanding that the price of textbooks is a cost barrier for many students, some professors are opting to use the zero-text-cost program. Read more



Professor Amy Green Directs A Powerful Play on Criminal Justice

Mass incarceration, solitary confinement, maximum penalties, domestic violence, and sexual assault-these topics are regularly analyzed, discussed and contemplated at John Jay. But to really feel the impact of the criminal justice system in America, Associate Professor Amy S. Green in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies worked for three years developing and then directing the play whatdoesfreemean?, by Catherine Filloux, which was produced by Nora's Playhouse and recently finished showing at The Tank theatre in Manhattan. To learn more about the play, her process and her hopes for change, we sat down and chatted with professor Green. Read more



John Jay Welcomes

The Incoming Freshman Class



Istou Diallo ('17) Wins Fulbright Award to Study Women with Disabilities In India

Taking matters into her own hands, Istou Diallo's ('17) own personal experience as a woman with a physical challenge has inspired her to make society more inclusive for people with disabilities. As a recent winner of a Fulbright Fellowship and graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a degree in Forensic Psychology and minor in Gender Studies, Diallo is ready to travel to India and study how women with disabilities fight against societal and political marginalization. We chatted with Diallo to learn more about her upcoming research on Indian women with disabilities. Read More 



John Jay Students Parlay the
CUNY Spanish Students' Congress
Into A Scholarship Win

Sometimes stepping out of your comfort zone can have a big payoff. And, that's exactly what Assistant Professor María Julia Rossi's students found out after attending and speaking at the first CUNY Spanish Students' Congress on May 5th. "Public presentations, such as symposiums and conferences, are a very important part of our profession as scholars," says Rossi, who teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. "It matters when you're seeking a job or starting your career as a scholar. I really wanted my students to benefit from this experience. Read more  






Christopher Paul Pretter, 29, a John Jay graduate, married Christina Nicole Romero on August 25th at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Roman Catholic Church in Forest Hills, Queens. Pretter is a police officer at John F. Kennedy International Airport for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  



Preeti Menon, '00, is currently working with the Justice Programs Office at American University. She has a podcast on opioids and writes blogs for the Justice Programs Office at American University. 





We're very sorry to announce the passing of Janet Hicks ('17). Janet received her Bachelor of Science in Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics, and was enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program for Inspection and Oversight. Professor Ned Benton, who mentored her, said, "She was a wonderful colleague with a warm and friendly personality." And, Professor David Shapiro, her instructor and friend said, "Janet Hicks was one of the most considerate, caring, diligent, mature, intelligent students I've ever had."


Constance "Connie" Riley, was a senior with a Criminal Justice Institutional Theory and Practice major, passed away on June 29, 2018. 




10 Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Career

Sometimes we get so comfortable at a job that we begin to feel stagnant. This webinar will discuss the top 10 strategies for getting unstuck and feeling better about the work you are doing or preparing for your next chapter. Presented by Alumni Relations.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

12:00 PM ET



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