June / July 2017   

CUNY Appoints former U.S Assistant Attorney General as President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY, May 1, 2017 - The Board of Trustees of The City University of New York today voted to appoint Karol V. Mason, a legal pioneer and former United States Assistant Attorney General, as the fifth president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In her long legal career in both the private and public sectors, President-Designate Mason has been an exceptional voice for equality, fairness and criminal justice reform, issues that are at the heart of John Jay's mission..  Read More 
Watson Fellowship Taps Three John Jay Students      
John Jay students- sophomores Jasmine Awad and Lisa Nishimura, 
and freshman Alexandra Shoneyin - have been selected for the 2017 cohort of the prestigious and highly competitive Jeanette K. Watson Fellowship program. Awarded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, the fellowships provide New York City undergraduates with three consecutive summers of fully-funded internship opportunities with leading nonprofit,... Read More
Professor Ocejo Tackles Tradition in New Book, Masters of Craft
In a simpler time, back when Silicon Valley still produced pears and apricots and the notion of putting a man on the moon seemed as far off as the moon itself, the livelihoods of middle-class men and women were defined by their craft. There were apprentices and journeymen and masters of craft who survived and sometimes thrived on skills like basket weaving, barrel making, embroidery, metalworking, pottery, woodworking, and glassblowing to name a few.  Read More  
Arthur and Patricia Hill Foundation Supports Center for Policing Equity's Leap Program
On Tuesday June 20, 2017 President Travis, First Deputy Police Commiss-ioner Benjamin Tucker, Dr. Phillip Goff, Joanne Hill, and members of the Hill family gathered at John Jay to dedicate a lecture hall in memory of Joanne's father, alumnus Arthur Hill,...  Read More 
The Class of 2017 is a Record- Setter
On Wednesday, May 31, the largest graduating class in John Jay College history - 3,690 students -became the newest alumni when they received bachelor's and master's degrees at the College's 52nd Commencement ceremonies, which were held this year at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, Queens..  Read More
Students Bond at Annual Student Leadership Retreat
On Wednesday June 7, a bus full of John Jay students rumbled through the Hudson Valley. They were headed to Hudson Valley Resort and Spa for the annual student leadership retreat. In attendance were newly elected officers from John Jay's clubs and student organizations, along with the new student council executives including President Fatime Uruci and Vice President Steven Pacheco.  Read More

Faculty Recognition Reception
Thirteen faculty members were recognized for their distinguished teaching, research, mentoring and service during the Faculty Recognition Awards reception on April 26. The honorees were nominated by students, staff, and professors with final selections by the Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Board. Pictured (L-R) are Professors Shu-Yuan Cheng, Robert Faunce, Christen Madrazo, Anthony Marcus, Provost Jane Bowers, Carla Barrett, Robert Long, Michael Brownstein, Silvia Mazzula, Heath Brown, and President Jeremy Travis. Professors Elizabeth Jeglic, Peter Manuel, Stephen Russell and Chongmin Na were also honored. 
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Faculty and Staff Notes
Presidential Scholar and Professor Margaret Kovera received a $306,932 grant from the National Science Foundation for her research: The Role of Phenotypic Bias in Eyewitness Identification Accuracy.

Professor Irina Zakirova will host a summer school workshop in Croatia this summer. The workshop, titled "Theory and Practice: Application of Criminological Theories on Contemporary Criminal Justice Issues," will discuss American-born and other criminological theories which can be applicable towards contemporary criminal justice issues. It will be held August 21-25.
The Graduate School and University Center of CUNY recognized Assistant Professor Catherine Mulder as a Distinguished CUNY Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative. She will be awarded a research fellowship for the fall 2017 semester.
Nicole Elias, Assistant Professor Department of Department of Public Management Dr. Nicole Elias recently began a Research Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI). 

August 24, 2017 - Time: 1:40 PM
Convocation 2017
The event is designed for new members of John Jay College and symbolically represents the start of a new academic journey. Faculty, students, and administrators will have a chance to officially welcome new students to the community.
September 11, 2017 - Time: 2:00 PM
Recall. Reflect. Reaffirm.
The John Jay Community joins together in Tribute to
our fallen heroes.
Location: Memorial Hall
Reception to follow - L.61, New Building
  Send your faculty and staff updates to 
Samuel Anderson: saanderson@jjay.cuny.edu

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