On BoardAdam Stone
(Enrollment Management) was announced as John Jay’s new Registrar on June12, succeeding Cheuk Lee, who had held the position on an interim basis. Stone, who has morethan 25 years of experience in higher education, including 10 as a registrar, comes to John Jay from City College, where he helped implement a number of systems that will be coming to JohnJay, most notably PeopleSoft, which is the basis of CUNYFirst.
(Marketing and Development) has been named as John Jay’s Executive Directorof Communications and Marketing. A veteran communications strategist with strongmanagement skills, Todini had been Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at theCUNY School of Law, where she managed the communications, development and governmentrelations functions. She has been the principal of her own consulting firm, VT Consulting, and was the Communications Director for NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund for seven years.
The Printed PageThe J Journal
– New Writing on Justice, the College’s literary journal, has won a 2013Pushcart Prize for Fiction for "The Fall of Punicea," a short story by Paul Stapleton that waspublished in the journal's Spring 2011 issue. With this recognition, along with two SpecialMentions in the 2011 Pushcart Anthology,
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joins the ranks of the best literary journals in the United States. "With 10 issues now under our belts, we are starting to set thefoundation for an enduring contribution to the literature of justice," said journal co-editors Adam Berlin and Jeffrey Heiman (English).
(Sciences) has published an article in the open-source journal PLoS ONE,"Detecting the Immune System Response of a 500 Year-old Inca Mummy," in which she reportson the first-ever use of proteomics to detect immune system response from a frozen Incanmummy. Corthals, a forensic anthropologist, worked with colleagues from Stony Brook University in using proteomics, a method that decodes proteins rather than DNA, to profileimmune system response from degraded samples taken from 500 year-old mummies. Thestudy, published July 25, found that the Incan mummy suffered from a bacterial lung infectionat the time of its death.
(Sociology/Center on Terrorism) has co-authored an article, “Religious and SacredImperatives in Human Conflict,” that appeared in the May 18 issue of Science. Atran, aPresidential Scholar in Sociology, noted that while sacred values “sustain intractable conflictslike those between the Israelis and the Palestinians that defy rational, business-like negotiation… they also provide surprising opportunities for resolution." The article was written with Jeremy Ginges of the New School for Social Research.
(Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration) had his op-edarticle “Son of a City” published in the New York Post on July 28. The commentary examinesrecent shootings and homicide rates in New York and Chicago.