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A Gala Affair

A Gala Affair
John Jay's annual "Educating for Justice" gala held last month honored Win J. Neuger, Chairman and CEO of AIG Global Investment. Neuger, who is known for his strong support of socially responsible investing, received the College's first Partnership for the Public Good Award that recognizes "corporate leadership on issues of security and accountability in a rapidly changing world." Neuger told the audience, "AIG's motto is ‘the strength to be there,' and John Jay has certainly shown its strength to be there when needed….John Jay graduates are first responders and emergency managers in cities across the country. Its tradition of public service has served as an inspiration to its students." Neuger used the occasion to make the surprise announcement that John Jay would join the company's competitive scholarship program that provides highly motivated students with tuition, books and an internship at AIG. Among the business, political and criminal justice leaders who joined faculty and staff at the gala, were a number of alumni who work at AIG.

Looking Good
Alumni who have visited the College's website in recent weeks were greeted with a whole new look for their alma mater. In what has been described as an "extreme makeover," the online presence of the College has undergone a dramatic transformation that was unveiled on November 5. President Jeremy Travis noted that the site, "was designed with the goal of promoting the scholarship of our faculty while welcoming students." The site is more intuitive, easier to navigate and faster to search, which allows for more flexible showcasing of the College's research and activities. See for yourself at www.jjay.cuny.edu.


Lauri Lynons

Our Stars and Stripes
From 1995 to 2000, Lauri Lynons traveled across the country photographing and interviewing people using an American flag. The result of her journey, Flag: An American Story, is on exhibition on the sixth floor of the College's Haaren Hall. The photographic essay by the New York native, delves into the layers of class, race and identity in the United States. The exhibit will be on view until December 19.

Last Call
The deadline is fast approaching to be included in the premier issue of the English Department's new literary journal, The J Journal: The Literary Journal of John Jay College. The journal is seeking hard copy submissions for its inaugural issue in spring 2008. Those who are interested in submitting should send previously unpublished creative non-fiction (personal essay, memoir, first-person narrative) literary fiction, or poetry on crime, criminal justice, law enforcement and law by January 1, 2008 to: The Editors, J Journal, English Department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019. Please be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelop with your submission. For more information, contact Professors Adam Berlin at aberlin@jjay.cuny.edu and Jeffrey Heiman at jheiman@jjay.cuny.edu.


Events

Third Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America
Crime, Justice and Politics: Looking Ahead to 2008

Monday, December 3, 2007                        9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, December 4, 2007                       9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Center on the Media, Crime and Justice at John Jay is pleased to host this two-day symposium that brings together journalists, academicians, practitioners and legislators from around the country for wide-ranging discussions on criminal justice issues facing the United States, and to promote informed debate through the media on those issues. The event will also feature the presentation of the College's third annual Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting, and release of the inaugural John Jay nationwide survey on public attitudes and perceptions toward crime.

For more information and to register go to http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/extra/symposium or contact Steve Handelman at 646.557.4583 or shandelman@jjay.cuny.edu.

John Jay College
899 Tenth Avenue, Room 630T
New York City


West Side Story

West Side Story

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
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The Department of Speech, Theatre and Media Studies, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Colleges Association, is proud to present West Side Story. The production will be directed by Professor Dana Tarantino. Nicholas G.M. Ross will conduct the orchestra.

General admission is $20. Student admission is $10 with a valid student ID. For tickets, please call 212-695-6908. For group sales, call MATCH-TIX Group Sales at 212.354.2220.

John Jay College
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
899 Tenth Avenue
New York City

Career Information Fair
Wednesday, December 5, 2007                10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 6, 2007                    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

The Office of Career Advising is sponsoring its annual Career Information Fair. Representatives from approximately 100 federal, state and local agencies; law schools and graduate schools; along with private and non-profit corporations will be on-site recruiting and providing information to students, graduate students and alumni about career opportunities.

For more information contact Crystal Farmer at careers@jjay.cuny.edu.

John Jay College
445 West 59th Street, Lobby and 2nd Floor Dining Hall
New York City


Graduate Lecture Series
Thursday, December 6, 2007                    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Professor Mark Fondacaro of the Psychology Department will present on "Law and Behavioral Science in the Pursuit of Justice." The lecture will focus on how the behavioral sciences and the field of psychology can broaden our understanding of justice in our juvenile and criminal justice systems.

John Jay College
445 West 59th Street, Room 1311N
New York City


Una Celebracion En Grande!
Una Celebracion En Grande!
Saturday, December 8, 2007    

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) at The City College of New York will be marking its 15th Anniversary on December 8, 2007 with a black tie celebration to honor the more than 35,000 alumni of Dominican descent from CUNY's 23 colleges and schools. There will be no charge for the event. To help DSI identify CUNY alumni of Dominican descent, especially those who graduated from any of the CUNY schools prior to 1992, please email dsi@ccny.cuny.edu. For more information about the celebration and to register, visit their website at http://cunydominicanalumni.eventbrite.com.


Security, Fire Protection and Emergency Management Informational Career Fair
Tuesday, December 11, 2007                   4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

The International Emergency Managers Student Association at John Jay is sponsoring this career fair, which will include among others representatives from Con Edison, FDNY, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS-FEMA, Siemens Building Technologies, Rolf Jenson & Associates, DGA Security Systems and Kohler Ronan, LLC. Bring copies of your resume and dress for success.

For more information, email iemsa@jjay.cuny.edu.

John Jay College
445 West 59th Street, Room 2200N
New York City


Mediation Skills for Professionals
Friday through Sunday, February 1-3, 2008   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

As part of its Personal Enrichment and Personal Development program, the Office of Continuing and Professional Studies is offering a three-day workshop on Mediation Skills for Professionals. The cost is $295. Alumni receive a 10 percent discount. For more information and to register, go to www.jjay.cuny.edu/continuingeducation or call 212.237.8663.

John Jay College
899 Tenth Avenue
New York City


Alumni Spotlight

Hubert Williams (BS '70)

Hubert Williams (BS '70)
Hubert Williams has never been shy about controversial subjects involving policing in America. At the Patrick V. Murphy lecture held at the College last month, Williams, president of the Police Foundation in Washington, DC, once again took on a vexing topic: the function of local police when dealing with illegal immigrants. "The role of the police is to protect life, liberty and property regardless of whether a person is illegal or not," he said. He strongly believes that community trust – a necessary ingredient for good police work – would greatly suffer if local police were to enforce what are essentially federal laws. He also used the occasion of the lecture to advocate for the use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) against international gangs that traffic in drugs and arms.

Williams, the first alumnus to deliver the Patrick V. Murphy lecture, noted that "John Jay helped to shape his values while a student." The College's day/night schedule gave him, like so many in law enforcement, the ability to accommodate rotating shifts.

Williams began his career in policing with the Newark Police Department where he rose through the ranks to be its director, a position he held for 11 years. During his tenure, the department participated in two major research projects: the Newark Foot Patrol Experiment and the fear reduction experiment. These seminal studies significantly contributed to the evolution of community policing throughout the country. He succeeded Patrick Murphy as president of the Police Foundation, a 37-year old private, non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and improvement in policing. On the advisory boards of numerous organizations, Williams also served as deputy special advisor to the Los Angeles Police Commission in the evaluation of the police response to civil disorder in 1992.

Williams earned a BS from John Jay and a JD from Rutgers University School of Law. He was a research fellow at Harvard Law School's Center for Criminal Justice and founding president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).


Student Highlights

Chis Jaeger

From the Battlefield to the Basketball Court
Chis Jaeger, a veteran who saw action in Iraq and who now plays basketball with the Bloodhounds, was featured in a major story in the Daily News on Veterans Day. "There are faster players on the John Jay College basketball team than Bronx-born Chris Jaeger and better athletes. However, nobody on the team – maybe nobody in the whole city – is better at the transition game," is how Daily News Sports Writer Wayne Coffey described the 6-4, 210 pound sophomore. Jaeger, who is studying criminal justice and forensic psychology, enlisted in the Army after graduating high school and was sent to Iraq in 2004. During his tour of duty as an infantryman whose job was that of a scout, he experienced first-hand suicide bombings, treating wounded soldiers, being ambushed, and the loss of a good friend. He received a medal of commendation from the Army for his "exceptional meritorious service." Jaeger told the newspaper how much he now "appreciates the little things in life like meals and hot showers. People talk about having bad days, but (they) have no idea what a bad day is." He remains on inactive reserve until 2011.


John Jay Vets

John Jay, which has one of the largest veteran populations in CUNY, commemorated Veterans Day on November 12 with a ceremony that included a presentation made to President Jeremy Travis in appreciation of his support for the College's veteran students. From left to right are: Edward Duggan, Andrew Biolsi, Jorge Bermudez, Anthony Illiano and Luis Vasquez.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Happy Holidays!

                                                  

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