September 2017



Helen Kapstein, Associate Professor of English, authored a new book titled Postcolonial Nations, Islands, and Tourism: Reading Real and Imagined Spaces, available now from Rowman & Littlefield International.



Maria D'Agostino, Associate Professor and Chair of the Public Management department, published a new journal article titled "Gender Differences in the Leadership Styles of MPA Directors," in the Journal of Public Affairs Education, v. 23, no. 3.


John Jay's Prison Reentry Institute will receive $7.3 million over the next five years to serve as the Education and Reentry Coordinator for the College-in-Prison Reentry Program. 


The Research and Evaluation Center (REC) recently launched a large, new body of work for the New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ). With $18 Million in total funding, the REC is supporting MOCJ in two initiatives focused on the safety and well-being of NYC neighborhoods.
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September 26, 2017 

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Student Dining Hall East

Hispanic Heritage Month

Commissioner Ana M. Bermudez of the NYC Department of Probation (DOP) will present a lecture.  Bermudez is the first Latina to lead the DOP.  The lecture is part of the Women in the Public Sector Speaker Series.


October 10-11, 2017 

Smart on Crime Innovations Conference

The conference will bring 

together community leaders, criminal justice practitioners, elected officials, businesses, foundations, the media, and researchers to showcase promising criminal justice interventions informed by 

evidence and data. 

If you are interested in attending, please  register here.



October 3, 2017

Time: 4:30pm to 5:45pm

Room L63 NB

Book Talk:

African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History offers a current and comprehensive history that contextualizes black artists within the framework of American art as a whole. 



October 30, 2017

Time: 4:15pm to 5:45pm

Room L.63 NB

Book Talk:

Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines traces the transition of immigration enforcement from a traditionally federal power exercised primarily near the US borders to a patch-work system of local policing.




Meet John Jay's Newest Students  



New President Jumpstarts 

Academic Year

On the first of August, Karol Mason officially began her new position as president of John Jay College. Mason has made numerous appearances since, introducing herself to students and faculty at various events around campus... Read more 



New Exhibit Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives on 9/11

Bravery and Sacrifice: NYPD Heroes 9/11 and Beyond, a new art exhibit at John Jay that celebrates the service of the men and women who risked their lives during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Towers, opened on September 8 and is on display through December 2017. read more



Money Magazine Ranks John Jay College in Top Quarter of 

"Best Colleges for Your Money"

John Jay College of Criminal Justice was ranked in the top quarter of Money magazine's latest Best Colleges for Your Money list. Out of 711 institutions ranked, John Jay was 154, placing it among five CUNY schools to make the list including Brooklyn College, Queens College, Hunter College and Baruch which came in at number two, just behind Princeton University.  read more 



Professor Monica Varsanyi's 

NEH-funded Research Looks at Hispanic Identity in New Mexico

Monica Varsanyi, associate professor of political science at John Jay College, obtained a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her research project, "The Contentious Evolution of Hispanic Identity During the Chicano Movement in New Mexico, 

1962-1974," which she has been working on this summer. read more



Math and Science Resource Center Recognized for Novel Use of 


The John Jay Math and Science Resource Center (MSRC) and its staff have been honored by the National College Learning Center Association with an award for Innovative Use of Technology. The award recognizes the Resource Center's innovative use of the e-portfolio, a pedagogy tool that allows students and faculty to showcase their work through the online e-portfolio platform.  read more 




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