March 2018 




Jonathan W. Gray, 

Professor of English, wrote a review of Black Panther for The New Republic.

David C. Brotherton,

Professor of Sociology, authored Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment

(Columbia University Press). 


Professors Marie-Helen Maras and Adam Scott Wandt delivered cybersecurity trainings

to FBI agents and staff this spring.


Jack Jacobs,   

Professor of Political Science, was just awarded a prestigious Visiting Fellowship from the British Academy, the United Kingdom's national body for the humanities and social science and a fellowship of leading national and international academics elected for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. His host institution will be Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University
of London.
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Professors Silvia Mazzula and Pamela LiVecchi


Ethics for Counselors: Integrating Counseling and Psychology Standards: Volume 1 

(Springer Publishing).


Simon Baatz,   

Professor of History, gave invited lectures in February at the University of Oxford and Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV on the ubiquity of sexual deviance and rape in New York in the Gilded Age. His lectures were held in conjunction with the publication in January 2018 of his book The Girl on the Velvet Swing (Little, Brown Co).
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Kevin Nadal

Professor of Psychology, launched  #ThisIsWhat
AProfessorLooksLike to increase the visibility of people in color in academia.


Professor in the Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration Department, was invited to deliver a written statement to the Commissioner for Social Development at the United Nations on February 1, 2018. In her statement, Professor Kimora linked poverty to incarceration, stating that imprisoning people in the United States is a coercive system that must end.  






February 14-April 13

See gallery website

for hours

President's Gallery Internalized Border This exhibit features 18 artists working through a range of media,Internalized Borders addresses immigrtation.

February 28-April 13

See gallery website for hours

Shiva Gallery

Violated Bodies: New Languages for Justice and Humanity  - This exhibit explores domestic violence as seen through the creative expressions of artists who bring this societal problem to the forefront. Part of the Sexual Justice Now! series.


March 24-25

Multiple Times

Gerald W. Lynch Theater 

Il Pigmalione: New York City Opera - The myth of Pygmalion, the artist who begs Venus to animate his sculpture of the ideal female form, inspired  both Donizetti's first opera and one of Rameau's most  revered masterworks. 

April 16

1:40 PM

L61 NB

HSI Speaker Series: Francisco X. Gaytán 

- President Karol Mason is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 series of speakers, seminars and conversations to embrace, explore, and promote our identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).


April 24-26

Multiple Times

Student Dining Hall

Celebrate Earth Month - Join our faculty as they bring their classes to see award-winning films and discussion for this three day series. 

April 25

4:30 PM

Moot Court, NB

Book Talk: Inside Private Prisons - Lauren-Brooke Eisen discusses  Inside Private Prisons: An American Dilemma in the Age of Mass Incarceration.



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


HSI Speaker Series is Creating
a Community Dialogue

This spring, John Jay College proudly announced the 2018-2019 HSI speaker series. The series, which celebrates and promotes the College's federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), is part of an ongoing conversation about how the College can develop policies and best practices to help students succeed. Read more



"Champions of Justice"
Scholarship Reception Celebrates Students and Thanks Donors

This February, John Jay College celebrated student scholarship winners and thanked the generous donors that made these scholarships possible at the 4th annual Champions of Justice reception. This year, three new scholarships were announced at the event and current scholarship recipients shared their moving stories about their journey to reach their dreams at John Jay and beyond. The reception was attended by over 125 people, including donors, student scholarship recipients, faculty, and staff. Read more



Annual "Law Day" Helps
Students Prep for Legal Careers

The John Jay Pre-Law Institute has long been preparing John Jay students from all fields of study for careers in law. At the institute's annual "Law Day," John Jay students and alumni have the unique opportunity to learn directly from law school admissions officers, current law students, and legal professionals about the study and practice of law. Read more



Students and Community Members Launch Semester-Long Series Exploring Sexual Violence

This spring, faculty members and staff recruited passionate students to help plan the Sexual Justice Now! series, an initiative designed to explore sexual crimes and how to best address them. The semester-long series at John Jay addresses the issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence in a multidisciplinary manner at a time that some have described as a defining moment and tipping point in America. Read more



Professors Jeglic and Calkins
are on a Mission to Create a
World Free of Sexual Violence

When Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic and Dr. Cynthia Calkins first met as psychology professors at John Jay, they were pleasantly surprised to find that their research interests were remarkably similar. They both were interested in exploring sexual crime and reducing recidivism among sexual offenders. They also soon discovered that they worked well together-so well that they started to collaborate on academic papers, and in 2016, they co-edited a volume titled Sexual Violence: Evidence Based Policy and Prevention. Read more



After Three Years on Campus,
Student Deandra Simon ('19)
is Ready for Law School

There's no denying that Deandra Simon, a junior who plans to pursue a career in law, is a total go-getter. When she's not working on issues that affect incarcerated youth as a Pinkerton Fellow, she's organizing campus-wide events through her role as Secretary of the Haitian American Student Association (HASA) at John Jay. This April, Simon and the leadership of HASA are hosting the second annual "Black Girl Magic" event, which celebrates the accomplishments and innovations of Black and Latinx women leaders from a variety of fields, including hair, fitness, lifestyle, and fashion. Last year, the event drew a crowd of 150 John Jay students. For Simon, putting on events like "Black Girl Magic" helps create a more inclusive John Jay community. Read more  



Abby Stein's Legacy is Honored
at Memorial Lecture

The legacy of beloved Professor Abby Stein was honored at the fourth annual Abby Stein Memorial Lecture this February. Stein, who is remembered as a champion for student success, was also involved in launching the innovative John Jay-Vera Fellows Program. Every year, Vera alumni participate in the Abby Stein Memorial Lecture to discuss how their experience in the intensive program has influenced their careers. This year, alumna Lenecia Lewis-Kirkwood delivered the lecture. Read more



Women's History Month

During Women's History Month and throughout the year, John Jay celebrates its women leaders on campus. One of those amazing women leaders is doctoral student Resila Onyango, who is returning to her position as Senior Superintendent in the Kenya Police Service after defending her dissertation. She's the first woman in the agency's history to hold a Ph.D. Congrats, Onyango!



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