November 2017 



The Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College, along with The Fortune Society, The Supportive Housing Network of New York and, the Corporation for Supportive Housing released a joint report in October titled A Place to Call Home: A Vision for Safe, Supportive and Affordable Housing for People with Justice System Involvement

Barbara P. Josiah,

Associate Professor of History, presented a paper at the 102nd Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History held in Cincinnati from Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2017. Dr. Josiah was also the keynote speaker at The Global Impact of Howard University and the Department of History, Howard University Sesquicentennial, 1867-2017 held on October 11.


Karen Malpede, 

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Communications and Theater Arts department, has published Plays in Time: The Beekeeper's Daughter, Prophecy, Another Life, Extreme Whether, a collection of ecofeminist plays with a foreword by CUNY Graduate Center Distinguished Professor and Critic, Dr. Marvin Carlson.(University of Chicago Press).
On December 11 at the CUNY Graduate Center, Malpede will discuss her new book with Professor Carlson, award-winning actors Kathleen Chalfant, George Bartenieff, and Professor Cindy Rosenthal.   


Charles Nemeth,
Professor and Chair of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management, has published Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition (CRC Press), a singular resource that provides the most comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry with respect to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority.

Chelsea Binns, 

Assistant Professor of Security, Fire, and Emergency Management, has published Fraud Hotlines: Design, Performance, and Assessment (CRC Press), a complete guide on fraud hotlines. This November,  Binns gave a lecture on Fraud Hotlines and Organizational Crime to a delegation of prosecutors from Shanghai who visited specifically for the occasion.   


Eric Piza,
Associate Professor of Law and Police Science, received the 2017 Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology, Division of Policing. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of policing by someone who has received their PhD degree within the last five years. 






November 21
1:30 PM 
9.64 NB 

Join the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, John Jay College, and practitioners for a LIVE conversation on Media Coverage of IPV.  


November 28

1:40 PM
L.61 NB  

Emerging Leaders of Justice: NYS Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages Emerging Leaders of Justice in Celebration of Women's Suffrage discussion with NYS Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages.   


November 28
5:00 PM 

The Doghouse,
4th floor, Haaren Hall 

Homecoming: Bloodhounds Basketball
Food, Raffles, Giveaways & more! RSVP by November 24, 2017   


December 9 and 10

Multiple Times   

Gerald W. Lynch Theater   

Mannes School Of Music presents Le Nozze Di Figaro 

Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Joseph Colaneri and Stage Director Laura Alley Mannes School of Music presents the critically acclaimed Mannes Opera Young Artists in a fully staged performance of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro in collaboration with the Mannes Orchestra.   




PRISM Students Earn Awards
for their Research at
National STEM Conferences

Two John Jay students have earned national awards for their undergraduate research in science at national conferences that promote diversity and inclusion in STEM. Read more   



National Academy of Medicine Elects Historian Gerald Markowitz

The National Academy of Medicine - the independent branch of the National Academy of Sciences that advises the nation on critical medical and health issues - announced that Distinguished Professor Gerald E. Markowitz of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the CUNY Graduate Center has been elected a member of the academy. This is among the highest honors in the field, granted to people with exceptional professional achievements and a commitment to service. Read more   



The National Society of Leadership
 and Success at John Jay Brings
Sir Richard Branson to Campus

On October 17, Sir Richard Branson visited John Jay College to speak about the role of social good in business as part of a live national broadcast organized by the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).

"Your idea must make a positive impact in people's lives," Branson said in front of an audience that included students, staff, faculty, and President Karol V. Mason. "Otherwise what's the point?" Read more 



John Jay is Named Best College
for Veterans By College Choice

John Jay was ranked in time for Veterans Day as #12 on College Choice's Best Colleges for Veterans for 2017 national list, where it is lauded for its curriculum "that focuses specifically on the interests and needs of student veterans and military students." In recognition of the programming, services, and career opportunities to prepare its student veterans for life after the military, the College is also a Best for Vets and Veteran Friendly higher education institution. Read more   



Family Palooza Brings Families to
John Jay for a Day of Campus Fun

Families flocked to campus on October 21st for Family Palooza, a daylong carnival-style event hosted by the Office of Student Transition Programs. Formerly known as Family Weekend, the event allowed families to learn about the College's myriad offerings while spending a Saturday afternoon having fun together. Read more    



 John Jay Research & Evaluation Center Presents Findings on Program to Eliminate Violence at Denormalizing Violence Conference

On October 26, the John Jay Research & Evaluation Center (JohnJayREC) hosted the Denormalizing Violence Conference, where they presented results from a study that evaluated the ground-breaking CURE Violence program. CURE Violence reduces violence by understanding and treating it as a public health issue, and for four years, JohnJayREC has received funds from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) of Princeton, New Jersey, the New York City Council, and the New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice to evaluate the program. Read more 



Fierce Advocate: John Jay College Launches New Online Publication

John Jay College launches a new online publication - Fierce Advocate - live now at

Designed as a platform to feature the unique voices of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, Fierce Advocate aggregates and showcases the many perspectives of the John Jay community. It is an edited publication that aims to provide journalistic coverage of local and national issues important to the John Jay community and beyond. Read more 



Fanteca Project: Student-led study
of opiates and overdose in NYC

Anthropology Professor Ric Curtis exceeded his crowdfunding goal on October 21st by raising $5,158 for a student-led study of opiates and overdose in NYC.  According to the fundraising site: "To address overdoses in NYC, it is important to know how many people are at risk, how many have had non-fatal overdoses in the recent past, and to identify what characteristics they share. Our student research team will recruit and interview 300 opiate users over 6 successive weekends at a fixed location in the South Bronx in the Fall of 2017. It will also educate and train undergraduate students as future professionals in the fields of public health, public policy, and criminal justice."





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