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@John Jay Newsletter (September 15, 2010)

@John Jay Newsletter (September 15, 2010)

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@John Jay 
News and Events of Interestto the College Community
September 15, 2010
The two-day freshman orientation programheld August 18–19 marked a significantmilestone for John Jay, as the College welcomedits first-ever all-baccalaureate freshman class.A record 85 percent of the more than 2,000enrolled freshmen attended the orientation,along with 433 parents. The College has alsoenrolled nearly 1,200 transfer students and 480new graduate students for the fall semester.Those students attended separate orientationprograms in late August.“This is a historic moment for the College,”said President Jeremy Travis. With the enrollmentof the first-ever all-baccalaureate class, theCollege has reached a pivotal milestone in itstransformation into a senior college in the CityUniversity of New York system.”The new John Jay students will benefit fromthe College’s “improved student services,renowned faculty scholars and re-imaginedacademic programs,” Travis said.Vice President for Enrollment ManagementRichard Saulnier said preliminary data showa record-breaking 24-percent increase inbaccalaureate freshman enrollment compared to2009.John Jay College already has a magnetic ap-peal for students interested in a justice-themededucation. That appeal is only likely to increasewith the anticipated rollout of a new video tourhosted by two telegenic young undergraduates.The six-and-a-half-minute video tour, whichwill be launched on the John Jay website in lateSeptember, will also be accessible via Facebook,YouTube and iTunes University. It is the result of acollaborative effort involving the College’s Officeof Marketing & Development and the Office ofEnrollment Management together with WideIrisProductions, which has created a number of top-flight videos for the College in the recent past.Shot in numerous on- and off-campus venues,from the Lloyd Sealy Library to the heart of TimesSquare, the video features Christopher Balda andDevynn Brooks, who survived a two-day auditionprocess en route to becoming the new faces ofJohn Jay.“Had I been a year younger, maybe I couldhave met some of the people who based theirchoice to go to John Jay on this video,” saidBalda, a senior majoring in political science.“John Jay College has given so much to me, I’mglad that I can give something back.”“I feel really excited and honored,” Brookssaid of her involvement in the project. “Knowingthat I can help with the choices a student makesabout his or her college career is a really greatfeeling.”The aim of the video, Balda explained, was toprovide insight into the daily life of a John Jaystudent as well as the broad spectrum of avail-able opportunities “to go out and become some-one significant in life.”“The reason I think the video can spark inter-est for prospective students is because it comes
MAJOR DECISIONS: As part of their introduction to the College, incoming freshmen look over the flyers and brochuresdescribing the array of baccalaureate majors at John Jay.
Trough a Lens, Smartly:
 Virtual Tour Gets Ready for Online Debut
The start of the fall 2010 semester saw JohnJay welcome 20 new full-time faculty members in13 academic departments. The newest additionsinclude specialists to support recently addedmajors in Economics, English, Gender Studiesand Global History.President Jeremy Travis noted that the facultyhiring was achieved in the midst of a period offiscal constraint. “We have placed a priority onfaculty hiring,” Travis said. The “stellar new full-time faculty…have been credentialed at some ofthe leading institutions around the world. Somehave left tenured positions at other universities to join John Jay. We celebrate their commitments toexcellence in teaching and scholarship, and theirinterest in engaging our students.”The new faculty members, along with theirterminal degrees, granting institutions and areasof specialization, are:
Isaac Xerxes Malki, assistant professor, DPhil,University of Oxford (economic and socialhistory)
Claudia Calirman, assistant professor, PhD, CUNYGraduate Center (Latin American art)
Michael Maxfield, professor, PhD, NorthwesternUniversity (environmental criminology)Sung-suk Violet Yu, assistant professor, PhD,Rutgers University–Newark (crime prevention/ analysis)
Mathieu Dufour, assistant professor, MA,University of British Columbia (internationalfinancial economics)
Dale Barleben, assistant professor, PhD, Universityof Toronto (literature and law)
Silvia G. Dapía, professor and departmentchair, PhD, University of Cologne, Germany(Romance languages/philosophy of language)
Brett Stoudt, assistant professor, PhD, CUNYGraduate Center (social/personalitypsychology)
Sara McDougall, assistant professor, PhD, YaleUniversity (late-medieval French history)
Isabel Martinez, assistant professor, PhD,Columbia University (sociology of immigration)Brian Montes, assistant professor, PhD,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(anthropology)Lisandro Pérez, professor and department chair,PhD, University of Florida (ethnicity andimmigration/Cubans in the U.S.)Belinda Rincon,, assistant professor, PhD, CornellUniversity (American ethnic literature)
Jonathan Jacobs, professor and director of theInstitute for Criminal Justice Ethics, PhD,University of Pennsylvania (philosophy of lawand punishment)
Jennifer Rutledge, assistant professor, PhD,University of Minnesota–Twin Cities(comparative politics/public policy)
Daniel Feldman, associate professor, JD, HarvardLaw School (oversight and investigation/publiclaw and policy)Denise Thompson, assistant professor, DPA,Pennsylvania State University (network analysisin disaster management)
Sandra Swenson, lecturer, EdD, ColumbiaUniversity Teachers College (student learning/ pedagogical practice/curriculum design)
Carla Barrett, assistant professor, PhD, CUNYGraduate Center (sociology of punishment/ race and law)
Despite Austerity, 20 New Faculty Join John Jay 
The orientation event capped a four-yearprocess of phasing out associate-degreeadmissions at John Jay. Associate-degree studentsare now eligible to enroll in two-year programsin criminal justice, forensic science and forensicfinancial analysis through the CUNY JusticeAcademy, a consortium effort involving John Jayand six CUNY community colleges.from the mouths of two down-to-earth regularNew Yorkers,” he said.The entire experience was “a blast,” Brookssaid. “The video was shot in about three to fourdays, and I wished it could have gone on longer.”Once having enjoyed the video tour, viewersare encouraged to sign up as a John Jay VIP bylogging on to mykeytojjc.com
TOUR GUIDES: Christopher Balda and Devynn Brooks stroll up 10th Avenue toward Haaren Hall to begin the new virtual tour of John Jay.
 History is Made:
First All-Baccalaureate Class Settles In
Worth Noting 
September 16
e 4th Amendment in the21st Century: What Does ItMean? Whom Does It Protect?
 A panel discussion in celebration of Constitution Day. Presented by the Center on Race, Crime and Justice
Room 630, Haaren Hall
September 23
Graduate and ProfessionalSchool Fair
 Presented by the Career Development Center, the Pre-Law Institute and theOffice of Graduate and Professional Studies
RSVP by logging on to John Jay CareersOnline at www.jjay.cuny.edu/careersGerald W. Lynch eater Lobby 
September 25
Music for Humanity 
 A narrated concert in memory of 
 WallStreet Journal
 journalist Daniel Pearl 
Gerald W. Lynch eater
September 28
Fall Faculty Meeting
Gerald W. Lynch eater
September 29
Sound + Vision: At War
 A multimedia performance of wartimeimages from Afghanistan and Iraq
Photojournalist Chris HondrosMusical Director Kenneth Hamrick Gerald W. Lynch eater
October 4
Graduate Open House
Gerald W. Lynch eaterRSVP: 212.237.8863

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