June 2016   




2016 Gala Helps to Launch New $75M Campaign  

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/09a666f0-2661-4969-a27b-ad7a26571df8.jpgThe annual Educating for Justice Gala sponsored by the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees raised more than $800,000 - a record amount - and drew 325 friends and supporters of the College. Net proceeds from the gala will support scholarships and programs that help students achieve their academic and career goals.  Read More 

Commencement Spotlight Shines on Class of 2016         

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/6c65fbed-1dfc-4fab-a2f3-abe06f0e3df0.jpgOn Wednesday, June 1, more than 3,400 John Jay students became the College's newest alumni at the 51st annual Commencement ceremonies, held at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden. Read More 


Basta! Exhibit Shows Intersection of Art & Violence        

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/a63f222c-36bc-4935-a716-37a198e9a27e.jpgA full-color publication and an insightful afternoon symposium on "Art and Violence in Latin America Today" accompanied the May 5 opening of the newest exhibition -"Basta!" - at John Jay's Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery. Read More  

Ceremony Hails John Jay Faculty's Best        

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/445b8de5-8864-4480-9440-82ebf95940b7.jpgEleven members of the John Jay faculty representing nine academic departments were honored recently for outstanding teaching, mentoring, student service and research. Read More


How Swede It Is! College Salutes Employee of the Year         

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/d7990da0-126d-415f-b13c-6c77812dd768.jpgAnh Phan, the detail-oriented, customer-focused assistant web manager in the Department of Marketing and Development, was honored as John Jay's 2015-2016 Employee of the Year at the BRAVO! Summer Institute on June 10. Read More  

Prestigious Watson Fellows Program Taps Three John Jay Students       

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/9893a34d-b739-4b4d-8dbd-db287ef38e3c.jpgThree John Jay students - Alondra Cuevas, Cataydra Brown and Jonathan Penuela - have been chosen as members of the 2016 class for the Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship program, the highly competitive initiative that selects 15 New York City undergraduate students and provides them with paid internships for three consecutive summers. Read More


SEEK Marks a Half-Century of Enhanced Opportunity

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/3a1e1bcc-b90a-4469-818d-ce2d75a46dc2.jpgThe City University's SEEK Program - short for Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge - recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as CUNY's flagship equal opportunity education program. Founded in 1966 by an act of the state Legislature, SEEK has grown from a small experimental initiative on the campus of City College into a pillar of progressive admissions programs, providing increased access to education for underprivileged and underrepresented minority groups. Read More  

Researchers Explore Mobility of Misdemeanor Arrestees   

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/4fb7cfcb201/8b5e0980-2781-48a9-b1ed-960307d9eb75.jpgNearly half of all individuals arrested for misdemeanors in 2014 were arrested outside of their home precinct, according to a new study of offender mobility released by John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Read More 


Faculty and Staff Notes


On Board

Gina Foster (Academic Affairs) is the new director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Foster, who holds a doctorate in Media and Communications from European Graduate School, was most recently the director of the Teaching and Learning Commons at Lehman College and co-chair of the CUNY Council of Directors of Teaching and Learning Centers.

Kyeanna Bailey (Academic Affairs) has been named Manager of Faculty Services in the Provost's Office. She comes to John Jay from Bronx Community College, where she worked on faculty development initiatives and other special projects. She has a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Mercer University in Atlanta.

The Printed Page 
Charles Strozier's(Center on Terrorism) new book, Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

, was published in May by Columbia University Press.

John Kleinig
(Criminal Justice) had his commentary "To Protect & Serve: What Is Wrong with the Policing of Minorities in the U.S." published on thecritique.com website on May 24.


The Printed Page 

Jeffrey Kroessler (Library) has had his chapter "Greater New York: The Sports Capital of Depression Era America" published inThe 1930s: The Reality and the Promise

(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).

Katie Gentile
's (Gender Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies) latest book,The Business of Being Made: The Temporalities of Reproductive Technologies in Psychoanalysis and Culture, has been published by Routledge. In it, she seeks to unravel the ways in which assisted reproductive technologies reflect society's treatment of women and the female body.


Scott Atran (Center on Terrorism) is featured in an article that appeared May 20 in The Chronicle of Higher Education,

"The Road to ISIS: An Unorthodox Anthropologist Goes Face to Face with ISIS. Is the Payoff Worth the Peril?"














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