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May 13, 2009

Worth Noting
May 15 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
All Aboard at the Jay Stop
5th Annual Forensic Psychology New Student-Centered Web
MA Student Research
Conference
Presence Makes Its Debut
For more information, visit http://sites. There’s a new place on campus for John Jay students to hang out: the Jay Stop, a
google.com/a/jjay.cuny.edu/msrg/ new component of the College Web site that offers a broad range of features geared
specifically to student interests and information needs.
Room 630, Haaren Hall The Jay Stop was unveiled on May 11 in what developers described as a “soft launch”
— the core of the new site and many of its features made their debut, with more ex-
May 21 & 22 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
pected to roll out in the weeks ahead. Among the features are RSS feeds from the John
4th Annual National Jay calendar, links to TV, radio and news outlets on campus, a section on personal money
Conference: Men & Women management, “Learning Essentials,” and “My JJay,” a controlled-access feature allowing
students to track their course schedules, transcripts, bursar information and more.
Coming Together to Stand Up “The goal of the Jay Stop is to build community among the students through the use
and Speak Out to End Violence of technology,” said Vice President for Student Development Berenecea Johnson Eanes.
Against Women “Student Council President Shaheen Wallace, as part his election platform, made a
For more information, visit commitment to more efficient communications with students. Through the efforts of the
www.acalltomen.org, or email Jessica Department of Information Technology and the staff of the Office of Student Activities,
Greenfield, jgreenfield@jjay.cuny.edu such a means has been created, and we look forward to seeing how this tool can be
developed to service our students even more.”
Various locations, Haaren Hall Ana Giron of the Department of Information Technology (DoIT), the architect and
designer of the Jay Stop, credited students with much of the impetus for the new site,
May 26 5:00 PM including the name itself. As the site evolved over a two-month period, various features
Commencement were tested and modified through the use of student focus groups. “We went into
the focus groups with certain assumptions, and were surprised by some of what we
Awards Ceremony learned,” said Giron. The students, she said, felt they were lacking basic information
Gerald W. Lynch Theater about their school, as well as a sense of community.
The new site will include a self-managed section for the John Jay student government
May 27 6:00 PM and a provision for user feedback. Developers also hope to be able to create the means
Honorary Degree for students to upload their own content to the video section of the Jay Stop. There will
also be a “Who’s Who” feature, an “Of Interest Around Campus” section and a page
Recipients’ Dinner
simply titled “Free Stuff” — a rundown of no-charge things to enjoy on campus. Poten- The home page of the new Jay Stop, where John Jay students can find a wealth
Office of the President tial students can also visit the site to get a sense of what campus life at John Jay is like. of information and interactive features geared to their needs and interests.

May 27 7:00 PM -11:00 PM
3rd Annual Night of the Stars:
A Celebration to Honor
Oyez! Oyez! Oh Yes!
the Graduating Class of 2009 John Jay Students Have their Day in Court
(Event limited to members of
the graduating class.) at CUNY-wide Moot Court Competition
6th Floor, Haaren Hall John Jay students had their day in court on the Moot Court Competition. philosophy in coaching is to work them so hard
April 9 and made the most of the opportunity, “How spectacular!” said President Jeremy in practice that the competition seems a breeze.”
May 28 10:30 AM & 3:00 PM sweeping first through fourth places in the Travis. “This is a great tribute to our students, In addition to Wade, John Jay’s other award-
2009 Commencement annual CUNY-wide Moot Court Competition held and to our nascent pre-law program. And thanks winning moot court competitors were senior
Ceremonies at Fordham University Law School. to our coaches for doing a great job.” Najah Gall, who took second place, sophomore
The four medal-winning students were part of “First place I can take no credit for,” said Tricia Lewis, who finished third, and senior
The Theater at Madison Square Garden
a field of 15 — eight of them from John Jay — in Professor Martin Wallenstein, Chair of the Beruryah Batyehudah, who finished fourth.
Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, “Tricia Lewis really worked and really came

Students Learn About Service from who was one of the coaches. Referring to Ryan
Wade, who won the competition for the second
through,” Wallenstein noted. “She worked her
way into the medals.”

Those Who Have Been There, Done That consecutive year, Wallenstein said, “He knows
more law than most of the attorneys here.”
The competition was done “blind,” meaning
that the judge — former Manhattan prosecutor
Wallenstein was assisted in the coaching Anne B. Rudman, who is now an attorney in
Speaker after speaker at an April 23 awards
efforts by Rosemarie Maldonado, Counsel to the private practice — had no idea what school the
luncheon urged a spirited group of John Jay
President; Sylvia Montalban, Assistant Counsel; students represented until the competition and
students and visitors from Roosevelt High School
and Michael Liddie, Deputy Labor Designee. the judging were completed.
in Yonkers to discover their purpose and to
“It was a lot of work,” Wallenstein said. “I’m proud of our students,” said Wallenstein.
focus on “perseverance, goals and outcomes” in
“These students really had to push themselves.” “They won because our classes at John Jay gave
making their mark on society.
The students had just a month to prepare. “It them a great background and because they
The Service Learning and Civic Engagement
was fast and intense,” said Wallenstein. “My prepared very well.”
Awards Luncheon was co-sponsored by the John
Jay African-American Studies Department, the
Black Male Initiative and the Connecting Class-
room to Community program. Before joining
John Jay students and faculty for lunch, the 40 From left: Basil Smikle Jr., Professor Lori Martin, director of
the Connecting Classroom to Community program, Victoria
high school students spent the day getting a
Oyaniran, and Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright.
firsthand look at what John Jay had to offer,
including a CSI-type demonstration courtesy of and start demanding your place in this world,
the forensic science faculty. remember that there are other folks you can lend
“Each of you has a purpose,” said Profes- a helping hand to.”
sor Kwando Kinshasa of the African-American Five John Jay students were presented with
Studies Department. “It’s up to you to find it out Excellence in Academic Writing awards: Kirill
through investigation and experience, and then Yemelyantsev, Bryant Duell, JaJa Grays, Amy
use it to make a major change in this world.” Diallo and Shanelle McIntosh.
Basil Smikle Jr., a political consultant and for- New York State Assemblyman Keith L. T.
mer top aide to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wright made a special appearance at the
offered an interactive keynote talk in which he luncheon to present the service award that bears
stressed the importance of perseverance. “I want his name. “There’s no greater calling than service
to help you get to a place where you can walk in learning and civic engagement,” said Wright,
the door and get whatever you want… . People who has represented Harlem in the Assembly
may tell you it’s not your time or your place, but since1992. He presented the Keith L. T. Wright
there should be nothing stopping you.” Service to Victoria Oyaniran, a student in the John Jay students have plenty of reasons to smile after trouncing the competition in the annual CUNY-wide Moot Court
In a closing “pay it forward” admonition, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achieve- Competition. From left, first-place finisher Ryan Wade, Najah Gall (2nd place), moot court judge Anne B. Rudman, Beruryah
Batyehudah (4th place) and Tricia Lewis (3rd place).
Smikle reminded the students, “As you go out ment Program.
As the World Watches, John Jay
Students Shine at U.N. Event
For the fifth consecutive year, a delegation of preparation for the conference, the students
John Jay students captured a top honor at the conducted extensive research on the national,
National Model U.N. (NMUN) Conference, held in regional and international policies of Burkina
New York April 7-11. Faso on topics ranging from the situation in
The 16-member John Jay contingent, which Israel/Palestine and the rights of children in
this year represented the African nation of armed conflict to climate-change economics and
Burkina Faso at the NMUN, won an honorable regional trade and integration, in addition to
mention for overall team performance, as well the applicable law for the two cases before the
as the team’s first-ever award for outstanding Rwanda tribunal.
position paper. The 2009 team, chosen from a pool of
“As you can imagine, we are all extremely roughly 50 applicants after a rigorous screening
pleased with this outcome,” said a proud process, included Patrick Scullin, Rennae Francis,
Professor George Andreopoulos of the Gabriele C. Ursitti, Mark Benjamin, Eva Helena
government department, who is director of the Hernik, Stephanie Valarezo, Norhan Basuni, Mike
John Jay Center on International Human Rights Rodriguez, Beyi Polanco, Ama-Mariya Ampah,
and an advisor to the team. “Being part of this Geeta Gangadeen, Peter J. Cella, Marie-Andree
team is entirely voluntary and takes hours of Barthelemy, David Sabatelle, Jennifer Shim and
hard work and determination to carefully and Natalia Lysetska. Matt Zommer, a lecturer in
accurately manage being a delegate, while being the government department, assisted by his
a full-time student and, for some, a full-time department colleagues Jacques Fomerand and
employee as well.” Andreopoulos, coached them. CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE? Playwright and actor Sean Christopher Lewis stalks the
stage of the Gerald W. Lynch Theater during the New York premiere of his one-man play Killadelphia: Mixtape for a City on
The team served as delegates on seven The NMUN Conference is recognized as one of April 29. The play, which weaves together the story of murdered teaching fellow Beau Zabel (on screen) with interviews of
different U.N. committees and as an independent the largest, international collegiate competitions inmates at Graterford Prison, was preceded by a panel discussion featuring the playwright along with Professors P.J. Gibson
advisory justice and clerk on the International in the world, attended by more than 3,000 and Peter Moskos, and Robyn Buseman of the Restorative Justice Program run by the Philadelphia Mural Arts Project.
Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). In students from 29 countries.

Kudos for Triple-Threat Faculty
Members of the John Jay faculty were honored which recognizes mentoring, advisement and
at an April 23 reception for their outstanding involvement in student activities, was presented
efforts in teaching, scholarship and service to to Carpi, one of the creators of the Program for
students — “the three legs of the proverbial Research Initiatives for Science Majors (PRISM).
three-legged stool,” according to President He was nominated by his department chair,
Jeremy Travis. Professor Lawrence Kobilinsky.
New to the list of faculty honors this year Awards for faculty scholarship included the
was a Distinguished Teaching Prize, established Donal E. J. MacNamara Junior Faculty Award,
by the office of Provost Jane Bowers and which is presented annually to an instructor or
overseen by the advisory board of the Center assistant professor. The 2009 recipient was Amy
for the Advancement of Teaching. Three faculty Adamczyk of the Department of Sociology, a
members were chosen for the initial prizes. specialist in religious contextual influences on
Nathan Lents of the Department of Sciences was delinquency and cross-national differences in
nominated by his colleague Anthony Carpi. Jillian attitudes about crime and deviance.
Grose-Fifer of the Department of Philosophy and Scholarly excellence awards were presented to
Dara Byrne of the Department of Communication Amy Adamczyk, Lisa Farrington (Art and Music),
and Theatre Arts, both of whom teach in the Bilal Khan (Mathematics and Computer Science),
Freshman Learning Communities program, were Margaret Bull Kovera (Psychology), Susan COURT IS NOW IN SESSION: History’s most notorious betrayer, Judas Iscariot (kneel-
ing), is in the spotlight during a tense courtroom scene in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, which was staged at John Jay April
nominated by students. Opotow (Sociology), Hung-En Sung (Criminal 21-25 under the direction of Professor Dana Tarantino. As an accompaniment to the play, the Department of Communication
The award for Faculty Service to Students, Justice) and Philip Yanos (Psychology). and Theatre Arts presented a guest lecture “Judas on Trial: Theatre and Theology,” by the Rev. James Martin, S.J.

FACULTY / STAFF NOTES
PRESENTING presented “Back to the Future: Accountability ADINA SCHWARTZ (Law, Police Science DIANA E. FRIEDLAND (Sciences) has published
BENJAMIN LAPIDUS (Music and Art) for Past Abuses in Consolidated Democracies“ at and Criminal Justice Administration) made a manuscript in the February 2009 issue of
performed his recent work Herencia Judía on the New York State Political Science Association a Continuing Legal Education presentation, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Genes and
March 29 at the Eldridge Street Museum in Conference, which took place at John Jay on “Biting the Bullet: Challenging Firearms Regulatory Mechanisms. The title of the paper is
Manhattan. On April 4, he performed with his April 24-25. She also chaired the panel on Evidence,” as part of the Fifth Annual Indigent “Characterization of pokeweed antiviral protein
Latin jazz band Sonido Isleño at the Bronx Library Current Issues of International Relations Criminal Defense Seminar: Advanced Skills for binding to mRNA cap analogs: Competition with
Center. the Experienced Practitioner, sponsored by the nucleotides and enhancement by translation
MARTIN WALLENSTEIN (Communication Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia State initiation factor iso4G.” Friedland presented this
ELLEN BELCHER (Library) was a panelist and Theatre Arts) presented two papers Bar, in Richmond, VA, on April 3. work with student researchers from John Jay and
on the Feminist Archaeologist Panel at the at the centennial meeting of the Eastern Pace University.
Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center Communication Association (ECA) from April KIMORA (Law, Police Science and Criminal
for Feminist Art on March 14. The panel was 22-26 in Philadelphia. The first, titled “Freedom Justice Administration) recently spoke to a ANDREW KARMEN (Sociology) had the
presented in conjunction with the Fertile of Speech 1909-1919: The Dark Decade,” was group of female inmates who are enrolled in the seventh edition of his book Crime Victims: An
Goddess in the Herstory Gallery, an exhibit that an invited paper. The second, “The Big Chill: First Going Out by Going In prisoner reentry program Introduction To Victimology, published recently
runs through May 31, for which Belcher was a Amendment and the War on Terror,” was peer- at the Century Regional Detention Facility in by Wadsworth/Cengage. The original edition,
consultant. reviewed and received an award as Top Paper Los Angeles. In addition, she spoke to 35 at- published in 1984, was the first and only
in Communication Law and Ethics. Wallenstein risk youth in the Vital Intervention Directional comprehensive textbook in the victimology field
PETER MOSKOS (Law, Police Science and was also elected chairperson of the ECA Alternative program at the Lennox Station at that time.
Criminal Justice Administration) spoke on the Communication Law and Ethics Interest Group. campus in Watts.
Baltimore Ghetto at the Yale University Urban PEER REVIEW
Ethnography Project Mini-Conference, “The JOHN STAINES (English) gave a paper on DELORES JONES-BROWN (Law, Police Science ROBERT MCCRIE (Protection Management)
Urban Ghetto: Then and Now,” during the “Violence and Generic Experiment in Thomas and Criminal Justice Administration) served on received the Eugene R. Fink Memorial Award
Eastern Sociological Society’s annual meeting in Nashe’s The Unfortunate Traveller” at the a panel titled “Prosecutorial Discretion: From from the Associated Licensed Detectives of
Baltimore, MD, on March 20. meeting of the Renaissance Society of America Mistake to Misconduct,” sponsored by the the State of New York at the group’s annual
in Los Angeles on March 21. He also attended Diversity Committee of the New Jersey State Bar banquet in New York.
BETTINA CARBONELL (English) presented the Shakespeare Society of America conference Association. Other invited talks include “Police
a paper on “Bearing Witness in Twenty-First in Washington, DC, where on April 11 he Brutality: In the 10 Years Since the Death of ISABELLE CURRO (Security) received one of the
Century Museum Practice“ at the Curating presented a paper on religious controversial prose Amadou Diallo” for the Women’s City Club of New York State Bar Association’s President’s Pro
Difficult Knowledge conference held April 16-18 of the 1590s, “Comic Violence” and “Martin’s New York, and a presentation at the Russell Bono Service Awards on May 1, in recognition of
at Concordia University in Montreal. Reforming Word in the Marprelate Tracts.” Sage Foundation for the Consortium for Police her work in promoting pro bono service as a path
Leadership in Equity. to achieving equal access to justice.
M. VICTORIA PÉREZ-RÍOS (Government) HOWARD PFLANZER (Communication and
Theatre Arts) had a staged reading of his play BETWEEN THE COVERS JANE KATZ (Health and Physical Education)
Living with History: Camus Sartre De Beauvoir DAVID KENNEDY (Anthropology) has had competed in the recent Albatross Open masters’
@ John Jay is published by the
Office of Marketing and Development presented May 5 and 6 at the Medicine Show his article “Drugs, Race and Common Ground: swim meet held in North Bethesda, MD, by the
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Theatre in Manhattan. Reflections on the High Point Intervention“ Montgomery Ancient Swimmers. She won the
899 Tenth Avenue,
New York, NY 10019 published in the March 2009 issue of NIJ Journal, 50-meter, 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke
www.jjay.cuny.edu STEPHEN HANDELMAN (Center on Media, a publication of the National Institute of Justice. events, setting a new meet record in the 100-
Editor Peter Dodenhoff Crime and Justice) delivered a talk on “How do meter race.
Submissions should be faxed or e-mailed to: Organized Criminals Hijack State Activities?” at KATHLEEN COLLINS (Library) had her new
Office of Communications a special seminar on organized crime and book, Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of RODDRICK COLVIN (Public Management) was
fax: (212) 237-8642
corruption hosted by the RAND Corporation in Television Cooking Shows published this month recently elected as the incoming President of the
e-mail: pdodenhoff@jjay.cuny.edu
Arlington, VA, on May 1. by Continuum. New York State Political Science Association.

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@John Jay News and Events of Interest
to the College Community
April 1, 2009

Worth Noting Steamboat Is In, and Wallace Is Aboard
April 1 3:15 PM Student Council President Wins Prestigious Summer Scholarship
Indoor Triathlon Congratulations are in order to Shaheen Wal- director, said the process of paring down the field
10 minutes each of swimming, lace, president of the John Jay Student Council, was “very rigorous.”
cycling and running for winning the prestigious Steamboat Founda- The office held workshops on résumé writing,
Pool & Cardiovascular Fitness Center, tion Summer Scholarship. He topped a field of crafting personal statements, how to dress for
Haaren Hall more than 300 eligible students to become the success, and more. The goal was to find candi-
third John Jay student to win the coveted honor. dates who were self-motivated and possessed
April 6 2:00 PM Like the two winners who preceded him — first-rate writing skills, among other traits, ac-
Judas on Trial: Abdoulaye Diallo in 2007, and Amanda Ingle in cording to McNickle.
2008 — Wallace, a junior government major, will “It’s a good way to insure that we have vetted
Theatre and Theology be partnered with the Center for Court Innova- very strong, capable students who are going to
Guest lecture by the Rev. James Martin, SJ,
tion (CCI) for the three-month paid internship. perform well as Steamboat Scholars,” she said.
advisor to the off-Broadway production of
The scholarship provided by the Greenwich, Wallace underwent a series of nine interviews,
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.
CT-based Steamboat Foundation allows out- including sessions with John Jay President Jeremy
Presented by the Department of
standing students to connect with acknowledged Travis and Adam Mansky, the director of CCI.
Communication and Theatre Arts
leaders in public, private and nonprofit organiza- “I’ve never done anything that draining in my
Room 330, Haaren Hall tions. John Jay’s Office of Honors, Awards and life,” he said. “It’s not for the faint-hearted, and
Special Opportunities identified 315 eligible it’s definitely a test of character. But after I was
April 21 3:30 PM students — those expected to graduate in 2010 done, it was really a great feeling.”
Changüí and the and carrying a current GPA of at least 3.5 — and Wallace has his sights set on attending law
invited them to apply. Litna McNickle, the office’s school and becoming a federal prosecutor. Shaheen Wallace
Pan-Caribbean Roots
of Cuban Popular Music
in Guantánamo
Presentation, Performance and
Sharpton: “It’s Time to Get Involved”
The Rev. Al Sharpton paid a call on John Jay “If you have a hostility or disconnect between stationhouse, Sharpton said the basis of protests
Book Signing by Benjamin Lapidus
on March 17, where he challenged students police and the community, it makes the police he has led is that “you cannot let this kind of
Room 630, Haaren Hall and others to help close the gap in treatment of job that much more difficult,” noted Sharpton, behavior go unchecked.”
people based on race. who has been an invited speaker at recent police The civil rights leader called for the creation of
April 21-25 8:00 PM “Institutional inequality in the United States recruitment rallies. a special section within the U.S. Department of
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot hasn’t changed just because we’ve elected a Citing a number of cases of police brutality Justice to deal specifically with police misconduct.
Presented by the Department of black president,” said Sharpton, who ran for or excessive use of force, including the shooting “It is only when you break out of local and
Communication and Theatre Arts president himself in 2004. of Sean Bell outside a Queens nightclub and county politics that you can get a measure of
At some point, you must have the courage the sodomizing of Abner Louima at a Brooklyn justice,” he observed.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
(Call 212-695-6908 for ticket reservations.) to get in the game, to get involved,” he said,
calling on students to “help formulate an agenda
that will make this all work in your time, in your
April 23 5:00 PM generation.”
Conversations in Taking note of his surroundings — the nation’s
Literature & Law premier college of criminal justice — Sharpton
Conspiracy, Inc.: Zoot Suits, took issue with those who suggest that he and
Cockroach People and Chicano Culture’s his civil rights organization, the National Action
Rethinking of Legal Discourse Network, are anti-police. “There’s a misnomer
Carl Gutierrez-Jones that we are anti-police because we are against
University of California, Santa Barbara police brutality,” Sharpton said. “We are no more
anti-police than every cop who arrests a criminal
Room 630, Haaren Hall
in a minority neighborhood is anti-minority.”

John Jay Student and Sister
Tackle “The Amazing Race”
It’s no secret that John Jay is a
college filled with high-achieving
students. LaKisha Hoffman, a The Rev. Al Sharpton greets Charly Feliz, a sophomore criminal justice major, outside the Gerald W. Lynch Theater following
28-year-old undergraduate, his March 17 talk on the new civil rights movement.

is looking to add her name
to the list, but in a rather
unconventional way: She and
her sister are contestants on the
Travis Talks Reentry
popular TV reality show “The
Amazing Race.”
LaKisha, a youth program
with House Committee
coordinator and basketball President Jeremy Travis traveled to Washing- approach to the reentry issue, but federal fund-
coach, recently transferred to ton, DC, on March 12 to participate in a week- ing for reentry initiatives remains woefully inad-
John Jay from Western Illinois long series of hearings by a House Appropriations equate. “The point is obvious,” said Travis. “If
University. Both she and her subcommittee on prisoner reentry and other the federal government wishes to make a signifi-
24-year-old sister, Jennifer, are Jennifer Hoffman jogs through a Siberian city in her underwear, accompanied by criminal justice challenges. cant change in the experience of people leaving
former Division I college athletes, her sister LaKisha (left) and a more sensibly clad Russian runner during an episode “Our nation has never before witnessed the prison, much more money will be needed.”
of “The Amazing Race.”
and they are hoping to become phenomenon of prisoner reentry at the scale Noting that recent and ongoing research has
the first all-female team to win the around-the- speed Lada sedan over snowy streets to take a we see today,” Travis told members of the Sub- provided volumes of information on which inter-
world race. Russian bride to her wedding. committee on Commerce, Justice, Science and vention approaches work to promote prisoner
“The same strengths that make me a good In another challenge, Jennifer was required Related Agencies. “There is a simple explanation: reintegration, Travis told the subcommittee: “We
coach — patience and a strong competitive to pair up with two local runners for a 1.4-mile More people are coming home because we are should now marshal our resources to fund those
nature — will ultimately make me the best racer jog to the local ballet and opera theater. There putting more people in prison.” interventions and to insist that all reentry pro-
the game has seen,” LaKisha said. was just one hitch: she had to complete the run The people coming home from prison — 90 grams meet a standard of proven effectiveness.”
The race was completed as this issue went to Siberian-style — in her underwear. Fortunately percent of them male — face significant barriers Travis urged Congress to provide support for
press, but the competitors are strictly prohibited the weather was a balmy 27 degrees Fahrenheit, to their reintegration, Travis said, and in many several promising innovations, including offender
from divulging any details as to the contest’s and Jennifer stripped down without hesitating, cases their return places huge burdens on urban notification forums, comprehensive interagency
outcome. In one recent episode, the Hoffman asking those around her, “Don’t I look hot?” localities already struggling with poor schools, initiatives, reentry courts and community-based
sisters and other racers found themselves in Prior to “The Amazing Race,” neither LaKisha poor health care and weak labor markets. interventions. Such efforts, he said, “represent a
Novosibirsk, Russia — 400 miles inside the nor her sister had traveled extensively outside of Travis said the historic Second Chance Act, new frontier in reentry innovation.”
Siberian heartland. There, they faced a series of the United States. To them, the race is a “journey passed with broad bipartisan support last year, [President Travis’s testimony can be read online
challenges that included driving a balky, four- of a lifetime.” has made an enormous difference in the nation’s at http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/2308.php.]
McCabe Fellowship Breakfast
Means Wearing o’ the Green
The McCabe Fellowship Breakfast held on An Garda, who earned a master’s degree from
March 13 turned into a homecoming of sorts, John Jay as one of the first McCabe scholars,
with a former honoree and a former McCabe from 1997-1998. She now heads the police
Fellow among those who traveled from Ireland to service’s international liaison section.
attend the annual celebration at John Jay. Professor Bettina Murray, a member of the
The event celebrates the exchange program John Jay Foundation board, introduced the
created in memory of Irish police detective Jerry morning’s keynote speaker and honoree, Seán
McCabe, who was killed in the line of duty dur- Aylward, Secretary General of the Irish Ministry
ing an attempted robbery in June 1996. Each of Justice, as the “steady hand on the tiller that
year, two or more members of An Garda Siochá- keeps the Ministry of Justice on course.” Aylward
na, the Irish national police, come to John Jay for noted the violent deaths of two British soldiers
an intensive course of study toward a graduate and an Irish police constable in the week prior to
degree. the McCabe breakfast, and said the murdered
Former keynote speaker and honoree Niall peacekeepers had “left behind a community that
Burgess, the Irish consul general in New York, at- doesn’t want to return to the days of violence.”
tended the McCabe breakfast and offered greet- Citing the words of John Jay, Aylward ob-
ings in which he observed that the connection served, “Wise rulers will recognize that the best

Criminal Injustice between John Jay and the Republic of Ireland is
part of the “mighty strength that links our two
way to frustrate the efforts of those who would
tear us apart through violence is by unity of pur-
Marty Tankleff (above left) greets award-winning author and investigative reporter Richard Firstman countries.” pose.” He called on police to exercise moral and
following the March 17 Book & Author Series presentation on A Criminal Injustice: A True Crime, a And, in a nod to those at the event who ac- legal leadership while employing a minimum use
False Confession, and the Fight to Free Marty Tankleff, co-authored by Firstman and former NYPD knowledged wearing green only one day a year of force.
detective Jay Salpeter (right). The book tells the story of Tankleff’s wrongful conviction and 17-year — on St. Patrick’s Day — Burgess said, “We’re all This year’s McCabe scholars are Gardaí John
imprisonment for the murders of his parents. He was freed in 2007, largely on the strength of new Irish in God’s eyes.” Griffin, a graduate student in public administra-
evidence unearthed by Salpeter. Also bringing greetings to McCabe attendees tion, and Emer Clarke, who is pursing a master’s
was Detective Superintendent Orla McPartlin of in criminal justice.
Distinguished Professor Saul Kassin (rear), an expert in false confessions, moderated the event, telling
the audience, “This is a crazy case about how powerful a confession can be when it’s accompanied by
no other evidence.” Salpeter, a John Jay alumnus (BA, 1978) who spent seven years working to get
Tankleff exonerated and freed, said Tankleff, then just 17 years old, was arrested by the lead detective OUTRAGE
in the case to protect the actual killer. “Not one thing in this case was properly investigated,” he said.
Firstman said everything in Tankleff’s “so-called confession” ended up being disproven. IN DARFUR
Xabier Agirre, senior analyst with

A John Jay Welcome, and
the Office of the Prosecutor of the
International Criminal Court in The
Hague, was the featured speaker

Thanks for a Job Well Done
for the International Criminal
Justice Major lecture series on
February 26, where he spoke about
the use of crime mapping and other
Two new faculty members and 24 new staff data analysis techniques to indict
Sudanese officials for genocide
were given their official welcome to John Jay
and other crimes against humanity
on March 9 at the Spring 2009 Faculty and in the Darfur region. Agirre is the
Staff Meeting, an event that also served as the author of the forthcoming book
occasion for recognizing those who have served Methodology for the Investigation
the College for 20 or more years, as well as of International Crimes (Brill, 2010).

faculty who are newly tenured or promoted.
Joining the faculty were Charles McKenzie,
an assistant professor of English who will be SIMPLY OUTSTANDING
focusing his scholarship on John Jay’s new Jeremy Pohl, a 2008 graduate of John Jay’s forensic science
literature and law major, and Jon M. Shane, Professor Anne-Marie Sapse and President Travis enjoy a
program who now works at the New York City police crime
laugh as she reflected on her 40 years at John Jay.
an assistant professor of police science and a lab, has won the Eastern Analytical Symposium Student
specialist in organizational stressors and police Odabashian (English) and Anne-Marie Sapse Award for his outstanding research in forensic analytical
chemistry. Pohl has been working with Professor Yi He
performance. (Sciences). In addition, the faculty and staff
of the Department of Sciences (at right in photo) on a
The newest staff members include nine meeting honored newly tenured and promoted project to develop a novel method for detecting trace
from Academic Affairs, six from Enrollment faculty, a 29-member contingent led by four new levels of methamphetamine and its metabolite in urine
Management, three from Finance and full professors: Luis Barrios (Latin American and samples. A patent application has been submitted for the
procedure, which is said to have potential commercial
Administration, three from Institutional Latina/o Studies), Anthony Carpi (Sciences), Bilal
value. In addition, a manuscript has been submitted to
Advancement, two from Student Development Khan (Mathematics and Computer Science) and a peer reviewed journal. The award was presented by
and one from the Office of the President. Karen Terry (Law, Police Science and Criminal Professor Barbara Kebbekus of the New Jersey Institute of
Fifty members of the John Jay community Justice Administration). Technology (left in photo).
were recognized for long service to the College.
The 2009 honorees were led by two faculty
members with 40 years of service: Barbara FACULTY / STAFF NOTES
Institutional Memory PEER REVIEW One’s Sociological Memory: A Contemporary April he will present a paper on race and “love”
JOHN MATTESON (English) is one of the judges Interactive Perspective,” in which he revisited in Melville’s Billy Budd at the American Society
In addition to Professors Odabashian and Sapse, the
following people were recognized for long service to the of the 2009 Dashiell Hammett Prize, awarded and discussed the sociological and economic for Law, Culture, and the Humanities in Boston;
John Jay community: annually for literary excellence in crime writing. implications of the 1955-1956 Montgomery, AL, in May he will present two chapters of his novel-
35 Years: Roselyn Blassberger, Edward Davenport, Jannette Matteson also accepted an invitation to give the Bus Boycott. in-progress, After Jubilee, at the Working Group
O. Domingo, Francis McHugh, Arnold Osansky, Meyer J. Class Day address at the Columbia University on Law and Slavery at the Gilder-Lehrman Center
Peikes, Patricia Sinatra; School of General Studies in May. MICHAEL PFEIFER (History) served as at Yale, and in June he will present a paper on
30 Years: Warren F. Benton, William C. Heffernan, Alan commentator on a panel titled “Race, the Courts, Hannah Elias and the murder of “the man who
Hoenig, Marlene Kandel, Debra Hairston-Parker, Francis PRESENTING… and Public Spectacle in Louisiana” at the annual invented New York” at the annual conference on
X. Sheehan, Rodolfo G. Sy, Maria R. Volpe, Linda R. Von New York State history.
BETSY HEGEMAN (Anthropology) presented meeting of the Louisiana Historical Association in
Lumm;
“Culture-Bound Syndromes and Diagnosis” to Monroe, LA, on March 19.
25 Years: José Arcaya, Robert C. Delucia, Mary S. Gibson,
the Grand Rounds of Upstate Medical School GLORIA PRONI and ELISE CHAMPEIL
Ernest Gilde, Lesley A. Hansen, Inez Ligon, Sylvia Lopez,
Mayra Nieves, Esther Owens, Alan Winson, Shirley D. Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology in KLAUS VON LAMPE (Law, Police Science and (Sciences) presented a paper titled “Assessment
Zimmerman; Syracuse, NY, on March 26. She also met with Criminal Justice Administration) was an invited of Students’ Likeability of the ‘Clicker’ and ‘Wiley
20 Years: Frederick R. Brodzinski, Kinya Y. Chandler, the Psychoanalytic Study Group of Syracuse speaker at the 12th European Police Congress Plus’ Technologies in Organic Chemistry” at the
Catherine F. Collins, Saundra Dancy, Yvonne A. Hatchett, and presented “MPD and Spirit Possession: the in Berlin on February 11. He spoke on “The CUNY IT Conference on December 5, 2008.
Dennis P. Hood, Ainsworth James, Jane Katz, Jonathan Influence of Culture”. European Dimensions of Organized Crime: Some
E. Kranz, Michael A. Liddie, Phillip N. Marsh, Thomas
Remarks from a Criminological Perspective.”
McGonigle, Eugene O’Donnell, Frank J. Pannizzo, Jill C.
KIMORA (Law, Police Science and Criminal
BETWEEN THE COVERS
Robbins, Lisa Rodriguez, Denise B. Santiago, Ronald R. GLORIA PRONI (Sciences) will have her articles
Spadafora, Frank G. Straub, Wendell J. Velez, Beatrice Justice Administration) presented a paper on M. VICTORIA PÉREZ-RÍOS (Government)
“CD-sensitive Zn-porphyrin tweezer host-guest
Young. “Methamphetamine Abuse and Treatment in presented a paper on the “UDHR and the
complexes. Part 1: MC/OPLS-2005 computational
Rural America” at the 2009 annual meeting of Millennium Developmental Goals: Making the
approach for predicting preferred interporphyrin
the Southern Rural Sociological Association in Three Generations of Rights a Reality” and was
helicity” and “CD-sensitive Zn-porphyrin tweezer
@ John Jay is published by the
Atlanta, GA, on January 31-February 3. the discussant on a panel on Transitional Justice
host-guest complexes. Part 2: cis- and trans-3-
Department of Institutional Advancement at the International Studies Association annual
John Jay College of Criminal Justice hydroxy-4-aryl/alkyl-beta-lactams. A case study”
KWANDO M. KINSHASA (African American convention in New York from February 15-18.
899 Tenth Avenue, published in a forthcoming issue of the peer-
New York, NY 10019 Studies) was invited to Saginaw Valley State
reviewed scientific journal Chirality.
www.jjay.cuny.edu University in Michigan from February 16-19 as JON-CHRISTIAN SUGGS (English, emeritus)
Editor Peter Dodenhoff their 2009 King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Scholar. As gave the keynote lecture, “Imperium in Imperio:
Submissions should be faxed or e-mailed to: the visiting scholar, Kinshasa gave lectures on Double Consciousness, Double Citizenship and SIMON BAATZ (History) is the author of the
Office of Communications African American history, criminal justice, global the Promise of the Obama Presidency,” for foreword to a new edition of Clarence Darrow’s
fax: (212) 237-8642
e-mail: pdodenhoff@jjay.cuny.edu
migration policies, sociology and social policy. African-American History Month at Salisbury Crime: Its Cause and Treatment, published in the
He also presented a paper titled “History and University in Salisbury, MD, on February 10. In Kaplan Classics of Law series.

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to the College Community
March 11, 2009

Worth Noting Black History Month Wraps Up with Salute
March 13 8:30 AM
McCabe Fellowship Breakfast to Malcolm X, Dr. King, Obama & Malone
Guest speaker: Seán Aylward, Milly-ann Isaac belts out the anthem “Lift
Secretary General, Every Voice and Sing” at the 19th annual Mal-
Department of Justice, colm/King Breakfast on February 27, as President
Republic of Ireland Jeremy Travis, Vice President for Student Develop-
RSVP to mccabe@jjay.cuny.edu ment Berenecea Johnson Eanes, Dean of Gradu-
4th Floor, Haaren Hall ate Studies Jannette Domingo and Dr. James
Malone look on.
March 17 4:00 PM Malone, the event’s honoree, retired in January
Book & Author Lecture after 40 years at John Jay, during which he served
A Criminal Injustice: A True Crime, as the first director of the SEEK Department, the
a False Confession, and the Fight to first vice president for administrative affairs and
Free Marty Tankleff dean of students, among other positions. Travis
Richard Firstman and Jay Salpeter pointed out that Malone also served as a tennis
Moderated by Professor Saul Kassin opponent and coach. In his acceptance remarks,
Malone said: “What I am most proud of are the
Room 630, Haaren Hall
many students I have helped to develop a differ-
March 19 5:00 PM ent world view. That makes my heart sing.”
The event’s scheduled keynote speaker, New
Conversations in York State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm
Literature & Law Smith, was unable to attend due to unforeseen
Where the Wild Things Are: Children’s circumstances.
Literature and the Constitution of Law
Desmond Manderson
McGill University
Room 630, Haaren Hall Play Ball!
March 22 4:00 PM Baseball & Softball Teams See Big Things in Store in 2009
Water, Our Most Precious One sure sign that spring is just around the from a year ago. We have our core group of
Resource: A Celebration corner is the return of baseball and softball to players returning this year along with a great
of World Water Day the John Jay calendar. incoming class, which is the perfect recipe for
A narrated concert including traditional The men’s baseball team opened its eighth improvement. The veterans are excited about
spirituals, gospel and folk music season under head coach Dan Palumbo on what they believe we can accomplish this season,
February 22, in a road game played under raw and the newcomers are enthusiastic and eager to
Gerald W. Lynch Theater wintry conditions against Stevens Institute of prove themselves.”
Technology in Hoboken, NJ. The Bloodhounds The team is led by junior shortstop Danielle
March 30 6:00 PM lost 12-7 in their only game before heading Bonici, a first-team CUNY Athletic Conference
2009 Alumni Reunion South for a seven-game trip to Florida. all-star, and senior catcher Marlenne Nuñez,
Saluting the classes of 1969, 1974, The women’s softball team began its 2009 a second-team all-star. They are among 10
1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004. season on March 6 with a four-game tournament returning players from the 2008 team, including
Honorees: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq. in Virginia Beach, VA. Results of those games sophomore starting pitchers Angela Lam and Luis Guzman (left) and Michael Colletta hope to be part of
(BA, 1978) and Professor Karen were not available as this issue went to press. Nina Chao. Seven freshmen have been added to another championship season for John Jay’s baseball team.

Kaplowitz, English Department “We had a positive season last year which the squad. help anchor a pitching staff that also includes
RSVP to alumnireunion@jjay.cuny.edu was perfect to build on when approaching this The softball team begins its home season fellow senior Michael Colletta.
Gymnasium, Haaren Hall season,” said second-year head coach Laura on March 28 with a doubleheader against Catcher Luis Guzman, a second-team
Drazdowski. “We are a much different team conference rival Baruch. CUNYAC all-star, will return to his duties behind

Marketing & Development
The 2008 baseball team narrowly lost out home plate, while centerfielder Edwin Hernandez
in a bid for a second straight CUNYAC title, and first baseman Johan Abad are also back for
falling to the College of Staten Island 8-7 in another season. All three are juniors.

Pro Is John Jay’s Newest VP
the championship game. This year’s squad will “This team is working incredibly hard right
feature five returning position players, including now,” Palumbo said in a pre-season assessment.
first-team conference all-stars John Massoni in “We have a better work ethic than I have seen
Vivien Hoexter, a veteran fundraising program. right field and Xavier Perez at shortstop. in a few years and there is a great feeling of
executive in the highly Prior to Gilda’s Club, When not playing the outfield, Massoni will cohesiveness on the team.”
competitive nonprofit Hoexter was vice president
sector, has been named
as the College’s new Vice
of AFS Intercultural
Programs/USA, one John Jay Delegation Takes
ACJS Conference by Storm
President for Marketing and of the world’s largest
Development. international high school
President Jeremy Travis exchange programs. She
announced the appointment has also been director Sixty of John Jay’s faculty members, staff and research collaborations at John Jay, at least
on February 9. Hoexter of development for The students arrived in Boston on March 10 for the 20 students from a variety of undergraduate,
succeeds Tova Friedler, who Hunger Project, a global four-day annual meeting of the Academy of graduate and doctoral programs attended the
retired at the end of January. anti-poverty initiative. Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), to present the conference as presenters or panel discussants.
“In every position she has Hoexter earned her fruits of their current research efforts. John Jay faculty representatives at the ACJS
held, Vivien has been highly bachelor’s degree in “Once again John Jay will have more conference included: Alissa Ackerman, Katarzyna
successful at increasing the history (magna cum laude) presenters at the ACJS conference than any Celinska, Serguei Cheloukhine, Todd Clear,
organization’s visibility, build- from Yale College, and a other college or university in the country,” said John DeCarlo, Kristin Englander, Beverly Frazier,
ing a team of professionals master’s degree in business Dean for Research James Levine, who is among Lior Gideon, Maki Haberfeld, Joseph King,
committed to the organiza- administration, with a the conference attendees. “This is yet another Charles Lieberman, James Lynch, Yue Ma, Kevin
tion’s mission, and leveraging concentration in marketing, manifestation of our ever-expanding research McCarthy, Frank Pezzella, Megan Sacks, Walter
external support for that Vice President for Marketing and Development from the Wharton School agendas and our prominence in the world of Signorelli, Eli Silverman, Staci Strobl, Hung-En
mission,” Travis said. “These Vivien Hoexter at the University of criminal justice scholarship.” Sung, Karen Terry, Carrie Trojan and Cecile van
skills are precisely what John Pennsylvania. At the conference, Professor Staci Strobl was de Voorde (Law and Police Science); Elizabeth
Jay needs at this point in our history.” “I am thrilled to be part of such a vibrant named as the winner of the Richard J. Terrill Jeglic, Cynthia Calkins Mercado and Gabrielle
Hoexter most recently served as chief community,” said Hoexter, whose department Paper of the Year Award. Strobl was honored for Salfati (Psychology); Rosemary Barberet and
executive officer of Gilda’s Club Worldwide, includes alumni relations, fundraising and “The Women’s Police Directorate in Bahrain: An Brenda Vollman (Sociology); David Kennedy
an organization that provides emotional and development, special events planning, Ethnographic Exploration of Gender Segregation (Anthropology/Center on Crime Prevention
social support to people with cancer, their communications, public relations, graphics and the Likelihood of Future Integration.” This and Control); Matthew Zommer (Government);
families and friends. In that role she doubled and design, and Web site management. “I article appeared in the International Criminal Marvie Brooks and Larry E. Sullivan (Library);
the organization’s fundraising income, launched look forward to serving the students, faculty Justice Review and was hailed by the journal’s Richard Culp and Vincenzo Sainato (Public
a planned-giving campaign and generated and other stakeholders of this very important editor as “an excellent piece of scholarship.” Management); Roberta Belli and Candace McCoy
more than $1 million through a new corporate institution.” Underscoring the prevalence of faculty-student (criminal justice doctoral program).
Like Sealy, Researchers at
Annual Lecture See Education
as a Weapon for Civil Rights
Reducing Racial Bias by Police Is the Goal
The legacy of Lloyd Sealy — pioneering police giving them wide access to information and
commander and educator — lived on at the promising them autonomy in terms of publishing
annual lecture event named for the late John their findings.
Jay professor, in a lively discussion of how police Using a high-tech virtual reality simulator,
leaders can use research to reduce racial bias. officers were measured for their reactions to and
The event, co-sponsored by John Jay and the handling of various threatening situations. In
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement general, racial bias was found to affect officers’
Executives (NOBLE), featured Dr. Tracie Keesee, reaction time, but not the decision to shoot the
the Division Chief of Research, Training and suspect. The department created a feedback
Technology for the Denver Police Department, loop consisting of officers’ behavior, training
and Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, a social psychologist at evaluations and psychological testing, Keesee
the University of California, Los Angeles. The two said, and researchers were able to conclude that Tracie Keesee, a division chief with the Denver Police Department, explores the use of research to reduce police bias, while
have been exploring how research and training “training does what it’s supposed to do.” co-researcher Phillp Atiba Goff awaits his turn at the microphone during the annual Lloyd Sealy Lecture. (See story at left.)

can be applied together to address possible racial Goff followed Keesee to the podium and
bias in police decision-making. noted that as an outgrowth of the Denver
“As police officers, especially black officers, research, a Consortium for Police Leadership in
we struggle to do the right thing, and to do right Equity was established, consisting of 15 police
by the community,” said Keesee, a 20-year police departments nationwide and researchers from
veteran. To that end, the Denver PD conducted John Jay, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and UCLA.
extensive research to determine the extent to “The challenge for researchers is how do we
which racial bias and stereotyped beliefs may translate findings from the lab to the street,” he
influence officers’ handling of certain situations, said.
such as the decision to stop, arrest or use “Like Lloyd Sealy, we believe education is a
physical force. powerful weapon for civil rights,” Goff added.
“We brought in world-class scientists to ask Sealy was one of 60 founding members of
pointed questions,” said Keesee. “After all, we NOBLE in 1976. His 34-year career with the New
in law enforcement often think we know all the York City Police Department saw him become the
answers.” The department created a partnership department’s first black precinct commander, and
arrangement with university-based researchers, retire at the rank of assistant chief inspector.

Speech Sleuths Analyze Art &
Science of Forensic Linguistics
As the saying goes, it’s not what you say, but
how you say it. According to forensic linguistics
manifesto written by Kaczynski in search of clues.
One of the phenomena spotted in the document, On the Alford Young Jr., a sociologist at the University of Michigan and author of The Minds of Mar-
ginalized Black Men: Making Sense of Mobility. Opportunity and Future Life Chances, interacts
experts, however, it may be both.
An all-day workshop on February 20, co-
as in numerous similar communications, was
what Fitzgerald called “contraindicators,” or
Margins with the audience that packed the Gerald W. Lynch Theater Lobby during a February 23 discus-
sion and book-signing event co-sponsored by Center on Race, Crime and Justice.

sponsored by the Center for Modern Forensic words and phrases that actually mean the
Practice and the Department of English, brought opposite of what they appear to suggest.
together two of the top experts in the field to
discuss “Forensic Linguistics for Investigative
“What kind of person wrote this?” Fitzgerald
said, noting that 95 percent of threat letters Darkest Night
Practitioners,” with a focus on threat assessment, handled by the FBI are anonymous, and the Performers from the Ruth Kanner Theatre Group at Tel Aviv
counterterrorism and criminal communications. writers usually put as much effort into the threat University stage a scene from Cases of Murder (November
The workshop was conducted in a split- as they do into maintaining their anonymity. 9, 1938: A protocol of fear brutality and death) during
session format by Robert Leonard, head of the Other tip offs spotted by investigators a special presentation at John Jay on February 27. The
theatrical work reconstructs acts of violence committed
Hofstra University Department of Linguistics include whether an individual writes out dates
against Jews during the night between November 9 and
and director of the Hofstra Forensic Linguistic numerically with hyphens — as in 9-11-01
10, 1938, known as Krystallnacht. Using a montage of
Project, and James R. Fitzgerald, a former FBI — slashes — 9/11/01 — or periods — 9.11.01. documentary and literary devices, the scenes from Cases of
supervisory special agent who is now a violent The postmarks and return addresses on threat Murder exposed the mechanisms of moral evasion, vague
crime consultant and a forensic linguist with the letters may also be contraindicators, Fitzgerald and ambiguous talk and turning blind eyes that made
Academy Group Inc. said, in an attempt to confuse investigators. Such the atrocities possible. “It was significant that this work
occurred at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The larger
Fitzgerald, a member of the FBI’s Unabom task was the case with the 2001 Americathrax case,
discourse on genocide, war crimes, human rights abuses
force, described the investigation that ultimately in which anthrax poison was mailed to a number
and the struggle for social justice is clearly served by events
led to the arrest and conviction of Theodore of different targets. such as this,” said Professor Seth Baumrin, who facilitated
Kaczynski in 1996 as the “largest authorial Fitzgerald and Leonard first met during the the event for the Department of Communication and The-
attribution project ever undertaken by the FBI.” course of the Americathrax investigation that led atre Arts. The presentation also included readings of new
The task force, which at its peak considered nearly seven years later to the FBI’s identification work on the investigation of war crimes, enacted by John

roughly 2,500 suspects in the serial bombing of chemist Bruce T. Ivins as the most likely Jay Professor Ric Curtis and student Luis Guitierrez, and a
discussion led by Professor Itai Sneh.
investigation, pored over the 35,000-word suspect.

FACULTY / STAFF NOTES
PRESENTING Justice: Overcoming the Tyranny of the Funnel.” at the 7th National Harm Reduction Conference ALISSE WATERSTON (Anthropology) has
MIRIAM EHRENBERG (Psychology) gave an in Miami last November. had two new edited volumes published: An
invited address at the annual conference of GEORGE ANDREOPOULOS (Government) Anthropology of War: Views from the Frontline
Globalisation for the Common Good, held in delivered a series of lectures on “The Evolution BETWEEN THE COVERS (Berghahn Books, 2009) and Anthropology Off
Melbourne, Australia. Her paper, “Applying of International Human Rights Norms” at the PATRICK COLLINS (Communication & Theatre the Shelf: Anthropologists on Writing (Wiley
Psychotherapy Techniques to Religious and Ethnic University of Bologna in January. The lectures Arts) had two books released in January by Blackwell, 2009, Maria D. Vesperi, co-editor). An
Conflict,” covered both western and Islamic were part of the university’s graduate program in Sterling Publishers, a Barnes and Noble imprint. Anthropology of War includes Waterston’s
psychotherapy approaches and the implications human rights and humanitarian intervention. Negotiate to Win! is a tactical guide to achieving introduction, “On War and Accountability.”
of each for conflict resolution. success in negotiations, and features a unique Anthropology off the Shelf includes a chapter
PETER MOSKOS (Law, Police Science and chapter on cross-cultural negotiation. The by Waterston titled “Writing Poverty, Draw-
JEREMY TRAVIS (President) was the keynote Criminal Justice Administration) was a panelist second book, Speak with Power and Confidence, ing Readers: Stories in Love, Sorrow and
speaker at the Public Service Conference on at the New York Academy of Medicine’s “Harm is an updated and revised edition of Collins’ Rage.” Waterston serves as chair of the American
the Future of Community Justice in Wisconsin Reduction” conference on January 23. He was comprehensive guide to maximizing public Anthropological Association’s Committee on
at Marquette Law School on February 20. His also a featured speaker at the annual conference speaking skills, originally published in 1998. the Future of Print and Electronic Publishing to
remarks focused on “Building Communities with of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, held in Both works attracted the attention of foreign guide the digital transition of scholarly publish-
College Park, MD, on November 23. publishers at the Fall 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair. ing. In November, Waterston presented a talk at
@ John Jay is published by the
the association’s annual meeting on “The Acad-
Department of Institutional Advancement R. TERRY FURST (Anthropology) presented JOSEPH KING (Law, Police Science and Criminal emy, the Market-State and the Dissemination of
John Jay College of Criminal Justice “A Qualitative Exploration of Suboxone Opioid Justice Administration) published his article Anthropological Knowledge in the Digital Age.”
899 Tenth Avenue,
New York, NY 10019 Maintenance in a Harm Reduction Setting in “Policing after Peel: the Government Moves to
www.jjay.cuny.edu New York City,” a paper cowritten with Herman Centralize” in the Turkish Journal of Police Stud- PETER MOSKOS (Law, Police Science and
Editor Peter Dodenhoff Joseph, and Sharon Stancliff, at the Columbia ies in 2008. His article “Police Problems: Labor Criminal Justice Administration) had his book
Submissions should be faxed or e-mailed to: University Seminar Series in New York in Decem- Relations in the Early Police Service of the United review of Hugh Holton’s The Thin Black Line:
Office of Communications ber. Furst was also one of the authors, along Kingdom” appeared in the January 2009 issue of True Stories by Black Law Enforcement Officers
fax: (212) 237-8642
e-mail: pdodenhoff@jjay.cuny.edu with Stancliff and Joseph, of “Low Threshold Police Forum, published by the Police Section of Policing America’s Meanest Streets published in
Buprenorphine,” a paper presented by Stancliff the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The Washington Post on January 11.

educating for justice
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to the College Community
February 18, 2009

Worth Noting Gazing into the Crystal Ball
February 23 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Symposium Looks at Criminal Justice Challenges on the Horizon
Making (Much) Better Sense A two-day conference intended, in the words
of the Culture of Black Men of its organizer, to produce more light than heat,
the Fourth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim
in Crisis Symposium on Crime in America returned to
Dr. Alford Young Jr.
John Jay on February 2-3, with journalists,
University of Michigan
academicians and practitioners from across the
Co-sponsored by the Department of
United States taking a nuanced look at recent
Sociology, Department of African-
and impending changes in criminal justice.
American Studies, Gender Studies
“This symposium has become a meeting
Program, the John Jay Black Male Initiative
place for people in criminal justice, a field that’s
and the Center on Race, Crime and Justice.
changing even as we speak,” said Stephen
Gerald W. Lynch Theater Lobby Handelman, Director of the Center on Media,
Crime and Justice, which organized the event,
with funding from the Harry Frank Guggenheim
February 24 6:00 PM Foundation.
Lloyd Sealy Lecture Focusing on the theme “A New Beginning?
Leadership in Police Equity: Exploring the Criminal Justice Challenges Over
Using Research to Reduce Racial Bias the Next Four Years,” the symposium wasted
Dr. Tracie L. Keesee no time before diving into one of the thorniest
Denver Police Department issues currently on the American agenda, as
Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff panelists discussed the nation’s distressed Distinguished Professor Todd Clear makes a point during a panel discussion on “The Sentencing and Corrections Challenge”
University of California-Los Angeles economy and its relationship to crime trends. during the Guggenheim symposium. Also on the panel were (from left) Beryl Howell, a member of the U.S. Sentencing Com-
Crime trends, like economic conditions, are mission, and U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner of Massachusetts.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater Lobby
characterized by volatility, observed Professor police, particularly against young black males. of education; the prosecution of certain juvenile
Richard Rosenfeld of the University of Missouri- Col. Dean Esserman, the Police Chief of offenders as adults; and the need to provide
February 27 8:30 AM St. Louis. While Rosenfeld’s research showed Providence, RI, called on the assembled journal- alternatives to criminal justice, such as youth
Prisoner Reentry Institute similar patterns between crime trends and ists to “tell the story” that America is losing its courts or restorative justice. “This is the time for
Occasional Series on consumer confidence, he said that an increase in children to violence. “We bury our children or we all of us who care about justice in this country to
crime is not inevitable despite the recent sharp arrest them. Where’s the moral outrage?” Esser- roll up our sleeves and get to work,” Kaye said.
Reentry Research Steven Brill, founder of American Lawyer
reversals in the economy. “After all,” he said, man said. “The story is not being told.”
Incarceration and Sexually Transmitted
“crime did not increase substantially during the Keynote speaker Judith S. Kaye, who recently magazine, Court TV and Verified Identity Pass
Infections: A Neighborhood Perspective
Great Depression.” retired after 15 years as Chief Judge of the New Inc., served as keynote speaker for the sympo-
James Thomas
Professor Delores Jones-Brown, Director of York State Court of Appeals, was introduced by sium’s awards luncheon, and reminded the audi-
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
the Center on Race, Crime and Justice said the President Jeremy Travis as “one of my heroes ence of his rule for covering the justice system:
Gerald W. Lynch Theater Lobby Obama Administration must deal with the “lack in this world.” Kaye, who was making her first “Skepticism is an absolutely essential virtue.”
of legitimacy for police in communities of color.” public appearance since stepping down from the “The real challenge for us as reporters is not
February 27 9:00 AM With the economic downturn, she added, people bench, urged attendees to focus on the “crucial to be anyone’s lapdogs,” said Brill.
19th Annual may seek out jobs in law enforcement solely but thoroughly unfulfilled job of educating the The symposium also included sessions on
for the pay and benefits, rather than for public- public about criminal justice matters.” “solutions-oriented” crime coverage, privacy
Malcolm/King Breakfast service reasons, thereby increasing the potential Among the issues that Kaye pointed to were and civil liberties, the future of forensics, and the
Keynote speaker: online world and crime.
for incidents of excessive or lethal use of force by the cost of incarceration compared to the cost
The Hon. Malcolm A. Smith
Majority Leader, New York State Senate
Honoree:
Dr. James Malone
College Salutes Reporters’ Quest for Justice
Professor of Counseling A newspaper need not be big to achieve big Post-Intelligencer, for their series “The Strong
RSVP to 212-237-8764 things, as was proven by Christine Young, a Arm of the Law,” which exposed Seattle police
Gerald W. Lynch Theater Lobby reporter for the 80,000-circulation Times Herald- bias in arrests for obstruction of justice and the
Record of Middletown, NY, one of the 2009 win- questionable handling of complaints against
ners of John Jay College’s Excellence in Criminal police for wrongful use of force.
February 28 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Justice Reporting Awards. “This year’s winning news stories show that
Law Day @ John Jay Young was honored at a luncheon on Febru- newspapers large and small take seriously their
ary 3 for her investigative report on the 1989 commitment to reporting on criminal justice
Including the Samuel and Anna Jacobs
conviction of Lebrew Jones, who has spent 20 issues,” said President Jeremy Travis.
Foundation Lecture on the Law and the
years in prison for the murder of a Manhattan Honorable-mention citations were awarded to
Legal Profession
prostitute. Young’s article, “I Didn’t Do That Mur- Steve Weinberg of Miller-McCune magazine, for
Speaker: The Hon. Juanita Bing Newton
der,” prompted the Manhattan District Attorney’s his exploration of wrongful convictions around
Deputy Chief Administrative Judge
Office to open a new investigation into the case. the United States; Lomi Kriel and John Tedesco of
for Justice Initiatives
The awards are presented annually in the San Antonio Express-News, for their critical
Criminal Court of the City of New York
conjunction with the Harry Frank Guggenheim examination of the San Antonio police Tactical
RSVP to www.jjay.cuny.edu/lawday Symposium on Crime in America. Response Unit, and Geoff Dutton and Mike
Various locations, Haaren Hall A second award was presented to Eric Nalder Wagner of the Columbus Dispatch, for their
Award winners Christine Young and Eric Nalder are joined
and the investigative team from the Seattle series on Ohio’s DNA inmate testing program. by keynote speaker Steven Brill, founder of Court TV.

Deadlines Loom for Scholarship Aid to Qualified Students
Deadlines are looming for qualified John Jay employees, research- pdf. Many also require things like academics, public service and activities
students to apply for hundreds of thousands minded students essays and/or letters of outside of academics, and then support them
of dollars in scholarship funds, and dozens of and more. Many recommendation. once they’re on campus, keeping them active in
awards for graduating seniors. scholarships at both For a list of the larger John Jay community.”
“We have no shortage of highly qualified the undergraduate and scholarships that are Scaduto noted that a “representative” 11-
students at the College, and we’re always graduate levels have currently available, member scholarship committee, chaired by
looking for more,” said Vice President for March 2 deadlines, and including descriptions Saulnier, has been working proactively to inform
Enrollment Management Richard Saulnier. still others have March and eligibility criteria, students about available scholarships and
“We’re trying to ensure that institutional 23 closing dates. go to http://www.jjay. encouraging them to apply. “We develop criteria,
scholarship funds are being spent for the Scholarship cuny.edu/scholarships. select candidates and set application deadlines,”
purposes they were intended, which is why we Coordinator Michael php. Information is also he said.
are encouraging as many qualified students as Scaduto pointed out available in the Office A new Web feature allows students to sign
possible to apply.” that most scholarships The Office of Scholarship Services is taking a strategic ap- of Scholarship Services, up for the “John Jay College Scholars Network”
proach to finding qualified candidates for scholarship aid.
The College offers scholarships for freshmen, require completion and Room 1285N. to receive information about new and current
sophomores, upper-division and graduate submission of the John Jay Scholarship General “We’re taking a more strategic direction with scholarships, application information and
students as well as some specifically aimed at Application form, available online at http://www. regard to scholarships,” said Scaduto. “We want deadlines, invitations to workshops and seminars,
women, international students, law enforcement jjay.cuny.edu/GeneralScholarshipApplication08. to recruit and retain qualified students, based on and other relevant updates.
Study Abroad Experience
to Go Farther Afield in 2009
Flush with the success of John Jay’s first
faculty-led study abroad programs last summer,
four new courses will be offered by the College
in 2009, in such locales as Korea, Greece, Mexico
and the Dominican Republic.
The new study abroad programs are:
¶ “Caribbean Cultural Criminology,” taught
by Professors Luis Barrios (Latin American and
Latino/a Studies) and Douglas Thompkins
(Sociology), meeting in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic.
¶ “Religious and Cultural Co-existence Among
Christians, Jews and Muslims in Greece,” taught
by Professor Effie Cochran (English), meeting in
Thessaloniki, Greece.
¶ “Korean Art and Culture,” taught by
Professor Thalia Vrachopoulos (Art and Music),
meeting in Seoul and selected other cities in
Korea.
¶ “Women in Mexico: Labor, Violence and
Social Change,” taught by Professor Natalie J.
Sokoloff (Sociology), meeting in San Miguel de The White Tower, one of Thessaloniki’s most famous archi-
tectural landmarks.
Allende, Mexico.
Ken Lewandoski, the Director of International local persons of interest.
Studies and Programs, noted that the study Housing arrangements will vary from one
abroad programs provide John Jay College program to the next, including apartments,
academic credits, and qualify under the Study/ dormitories or living with indigenous families.

Hometown Heroes Travel Opportunities for CUNY Students (STOCS)
program, through which participating students
All students will be required to attend a
pre-departure orientation, and to share their
The John Jay baseball program gave a tip of the collective cap on January 24 to two prominent members of the local base- can receive $750 to $1,500 in financial aid. (The experiences with the broader John Jay College
ball scene, at the annual Lou DeMartino Memorial Dinner. John Brant, a member of the John Jay Athletics Hall of Fame and deadline for STOCS applications is March 16.) community upon their return, Lewandoski said.
three-year team co-captain in the late 1970s, was presented with the Distinguished Baseball Alumni Award. Brant, a summa “These programs are academically rigorous,” Application dates for the four courses vary.
cum laude graduate of John Jay and a decorated lieutenant with the Port Authority Police Department, told guests at the
Lewandoski said. “They are all designed to For more information on the study abroad
fundraising dinner that “playing at John Jay was one of the greatest points of my life.” Lou Santos (right), a longtime figure
in sandlot baseball and youth baseball instruction, was honored with the Lou Demartino Lifetime Achievement Award. Dan
enhance a student’s chosen course of study.” The opportunities, contact the appropriate faculty
Palumbo, John Jay’s head baseball coach and interim Director of Athletics, presented the awards and served as the dinner’s four-week programs include classroom lectures program directors, or Lewandoski at 212-484-
master of ceremonies. and discussions, field trips and presentations by 1339, email klewandoski@jjay.cuny.edu.

CUNY FIRST Application Package Packs a Lot of “Wow!”
CUNY FIRST, a comprehensive array of toward making the College a more paperless human resources system. In addition, the Personal information can only be viewed by the
applications that will streamline and enhance operation. University receives more than 10,000 job individual in question and authorized College
finance, personnel and student service processes, “I can’t wait for the PAF bonfire,” she said, applications a year. officials.
is coming to John Jay, and members of the referring to the personnel action forms that The Talent Acquisition Management (TAM) The new system’s potential for doing mass
Department of Human Resources are hoping to would be phased out by the creation of an online module of CUNY FIRST will be used to help reappointments as opposed to processing
share with the rest of the College the various reappointment process. streamline the hiring process, and then a Human them individually, and its “Quick Hire” function
“wow! moments” they say are built into the Praveen Panchal, John Jay’s Chief Information Capital Management (HCM) module will come for speeding the process of hiring college
system. Officer, moderated the gathering and pointed into play, handling a broad range of personnel assistants and adjuncts, were among the “wow!
Addressing a Town Hall meeting on January out that existing CUNY systems are “archaic, functions such as time and leave, reappointment, moments” noted by Colón, who underscored
29, Christel Colón, the College’s Director of difficult to maintain and failing every day. The and changes in personal information or status. her own excitement with CUNY FIRST by adding
Human Resources, said the implementation of lack of information in the existing systems, The two modules will be the first human that “I came into HR for the people, not the
CUNY FIRST – which stands for Fully Integrated Panchal said, leads to enormous redundancy and resources components to roll out, with an paperwork.”
Resources and Services Tool – will be “a change inaccuracy. implementation target date of summer 2009. CUNY FIRST is being launched in stages, with
for the better, the faster, the easier, the more According to Panchal, CUNY has more than The entire system, Panchal emphasized, is the entire system expected to be operational by
accurate.” It will also represent a major step 35,000 employees, with no comprehensive designed with privacy and security in mind. the winter of 2010-2011.

FACULTY / STAFF NOTES
ON BOARD be presented by the Mystery Writers of America and “International Courts and Conflict Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Strobl was
BEN JORGENSEN (Physical Education and on April 30. Resolution: Toward a New Normative Framework, nominated for her paper “The Women’s Police
Athletics) was named as the College’s new Social Justice and New Debates,” at the annual Directorate in Bahrain,” which appeared in the
head men’s tennis coach. Jorgensen, who has DAVID BROTHERTON (Sociology) had meeting of the Southern Political Science International Criminal Justice Review Journal.
been a tennis instructor for more than 15 years, his book Keeping Out the Other: A Critical Association, held in New Orleans, LA, in early
was the top singles player as a member of the Introduction to Immigration Enforcement Today January. She also chaired a panel on Domestic NISHAN PARLAKIAN (Communication and
men’s tennis team at New York University in (Columbia University Press) cited as “Outstanding Implications of International Law and served as a Theatre Arts, emeritus) received the St. Vartan
1989 and 1990. He is also a working actor who Academic Title for 2008” by Choice, the review discussant on a panel on Pedagogy and Research. Award from the Diocese of the Armenian Church
has appeared in several films and daytime soap magazine of the American Library Association. of America (Eastern), for his lifelong achieve-
operas. Brotherton co-edited the book along with Philip PEER REVIEW ments in the performing arts. Archbishop Khajag
Kretsedemas of the University of Massachusetts. STACI STROBL (Law, Police Science and Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese, said, “It is
BETWEEN THE COVERS Criminal Justice Administration) is one of the through individuals like [Parlakian] that the future
KIMORA (Law, Police Science and Criminal finalists for the Richard J. Terrill Paper of the of Armenian theater will remain vibrant among
PRESENTING…
Justice Administration) will have her article titled Year Award to be presented in March by the the next generation of Armenian Americans.”
ADINA SCHWARTZ (Law, Police Science
“The Correctional Educator: A Nontraditional and Criminal Justice Administration) made a
Occupation” published in the May/June 2009 Continuing Legal Education presentation on
issue of Offender Programs Report, a publication “Daubert Challenges to Firearms Identification”
from the Civic Research Institute that is on January 10 at the Fifth National Seminar on
devoted to “innovative programs, management Forensic Science and the Law, sponsored by the
strategies and legal developments in offender Office of Defender Services of the Administrative
rehabilitation.” Office of the U.S. Courts.

SIMON BAATZ (History) had his book, For the ELLEN BELCHER (Library) presented a paper
Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder that titled “Is there a Halaf Bead and Pendant
Shocked Chicago (HarperCollins), chosen as a Typology? A Look at the Evidence” at the Bead
finalist for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Technology Workshop hosted by the British
Non-Fiction Crime Book in 2008. The award will Museum in London, England, on January 12-13.

@ John Jay is published by the JANE KATZ (Physical Education and Athletics)
Department of Institutional Advancement conducted one-day clinics on “Swimming for
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Total Fitness and Swim Basics” at the Jewish
899 Tenth Avenue,
New York, NY 10019 Community Center in Tucson, AZ, on January 4
www.jjay.cuny.edu and The Club for Women, an all-women health
Editor Peter Dodenhoff club in Phoenix, on January 6.
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M. VICTORIA PÉREZ-RÍOS (Government)
presented two papers, “Cooperation against
Research A student pauses to take in the latest gallery display in the lobby of Haaren Hall, an
eight-panel salute to student-faculty research efforts. The exhibit features faculty mem-
e-mail: pdodenhoff@jjay.cuny.edu
Transnational Crime: Lessons from the Balkans” under Glass bers and students representing a broad range of disciplines, from hard science to the
humanities, from criminal justice to computing.

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to the College Community
January 28, 2009

Worth Noting New Center Focuses on the Private Sector’s
February 2-3 8:30 PM
4th Annual Guggenheim
Changing Security-Preparedness Needs
Since 9/11, John Jay has aggressively focused Cavanagh observed.
Conference on Crime on developing programs to meet the changing “It incorporates a lot
in America security imperatives of the private sector. The of different elements,
A New Beginning Exploring the Criminal opening of the Center for Business Preparedness ranging from routine
Justice Challenges for the Next Four Years. is the latest addition to this strategy. This security management
Presented by the Center on Media, Crime research hub will be led by a recognized to business continuity
and Justice. Includes presentation of expert in corporate security and business risk and disaster recovery.
the annual John Jay Excellence in management. At John Jay, we will
Journalism Awards. Thomas E. Cavanagh, whose appointment was be able to draw on
announced by President Jeremy Travis on January an extensive body of
Room 630, Haaen Hall 22, comes to John Jay from The Conference expertise on protection
Board (TCB), where he was Senior Research management,
February 3 7:30 PM Associate, having joined TCB’s research staff in emergency response, Thomas E. Cavanagh (left), director
1998. cybercrime and of John Jay’s new Center for Busi-
Happy Birthday, “With corporate security expert Tom terrorism to create a ness Preparedness, and the cover
Felix Mendelssohn! Cavanagh as its director, the Center on dynamic and exciting of one of his recent reports for The
Conference Board.
A concert celebrating the 200th Business Preparedness will be able to offer program on business
birthday of the Romantic composer. a comprehensive program of research and preparedness. preparedness standards have been implemented.
Narrated by Eli Wallach. networking opportunities that will keep “John Jay has a tradition of effectively The project will also gather and report data on
practitioners abreast of the latest developments integrating top-quality research with practical corporate procedures for emergency response,
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
and enable them to benchmark their efforts experience, so it is an excellent home for disaster recovery and crisis management.
against the prevailing standards,” Travis said. this new program, and I look forward to the
The research will be funded by a grant from
February 20 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Cavanagh, who holds bachelor’s and master’s challenge of developing it,” Cavanagh said.
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to
degrees from Yale University, has served as As a research and information clearinghouse,
Forensic Linguistics for The Conference Board.
principal investigator for a number of major the Center for Business Preparedness will explore
Investigative Practitioners reports on corporate security and preparedness, best practices, preparedness standards and “We’re delighted to see that the work we
A workshop presented by the Center for including “Corporate Security Management: procedures, and analyses of public safety and began here will continue in partnership with
Modern Forensic Practice and Organization and Spending Since 9/11,” corporate security strategies. Its first initiative, John Jay, and we congratulate them on the
the John Jay Department of English. “Navigating Risk: The Business Case for Security” undertaken in conjunction with The Conference establishment of the Center,” said David J. Vidal,
RSVP to jdoyle@jjay.cuny.edu. and the forthcoming “Preparedness in the Private Board, will be an in-depth examination of founder of The Conference Board’s security and
Room 630 Haaren Hall Sector.” preparedness in the private sector. Researchers preparedness research programs and director
“The field of business preparedness is will interview corporate security executives of its Center for Corporate Citizenship &
February 23 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM relatively new and is evolving very rapidly,” to determine the extent to which specific Sustainability.

Making (Much) Better Sense
of the Culture of Black Men
in Crisis
College Says Bravo! to Latest Group
Dr. Alford Young Jr.
University of Michigan
Co-sponsored by the Department of
of Employees Who Go the Extra Mile
Sociology, Department of African American Twenty-two employees were honored as the core values of this institution.” Ashton Franklyn (Criminal Justice Center), Susy
Studies, Gender Studies Program, CUNY the latest winners of the Bravo! Employee The third semiannual group of divisional Mendes (Office of Sponsored Programs);
Black Male Initiative and the Center on Recognition Awards on December 19. Bravo! award winners were recognized for their Student Development: William Altham
Race, Crime and Justice. “I don’t often get a chance to say to a group “new and creative ideas, innovative problem- (Health Services), Ma’at Lewis Coles (Counseling
of employees like the ones we have here how solving and superior customer service,” said Center), Premwati Sukhan (Office of Internships
Gerald W. Lynch Theater Lobby appreciative I am of all your hard work,” said Robert Pignatello, Senior Vice President for and Cooperative Education);
President Jeremy Travis. “You have strengthened Finance and Administration. Pignatello went Finance and Administration: Yagris Diaz
on to note that a new wellness and work life (Bursar’s Office), Christine Johnson (Human

Music, Drama and More initiative will soon be unveiled at John Jay, as
an outgrowth of the successful Bravo! Summer
Institute launched in 2008.
Resources), Ynes Leon (Facilities Management),
Cadelie Neat (Business Office), Louie Perillo

Fill the Theater’s Spring Bill
(Department of Information Technology), Shirley
The College’s vice presidents were called to Robinson (Mailroom), Barbara Wala (Security);
the podium in alphabetical order to introduce the Enrollment Management: Crystal Brathwaite
A great college, like a great city, deserves a from April 21-25, takes an imagined look at employees in their units who were to receive the (One-Stop Center), Ariel Del Rosario (One-Stop
great performing-arts program, and with that the plight and fate of the New Testament’s Bravo! awards. The winners were: Center), Dawn Layne (Registrar), Mariela Nuñez
in mind, John Jay’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater has most notorious sinner in a trial of “God and the Academic Affairs: Priscilla Acuna (Graduate Admissions), David Primak (Registrar),
unveiled its Spring 2009 Series of concerts, plays Kingdom of Heaven and Earth v. Judas Iscariot.” (Interdisciplinary Studies Program), David Barnet Sara Scaldaferry (Registrar);
and other events. The Spring 2009 Series also includes: (Office of Educational Partnerships), Esperanza Strategic Planning: Gail Hauss (Institutional
The season commences on February 3 with ¶ Water, Our Most Precious Resource, a Lopez-Herrera (Department of Government), Research).
a 200th birthday salute to Felix Mendelssohn, narrated free concert of traditional spirituals,
who is perhaps best known for his “Wedding gospel and folk music to celebrate World Water
March,” originally composed as incidental music Day on March 22;
for a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer ¶ “Killadelphia,” the latest work from
Night’s Dream. The free concert narrated by actor award-winning playwright and performer Sean
Eli Wallach will include selections from the string Christopher Lewis, which runs April 29, 30 and
octets Mendelssohn wrote as a youth, arias from May 1, and uses hip-hop and documentary
his oratorio “Elijah,” and his Trio for Piano in D theater techniques to tell the story of murdered
Minor. teaching fellow Beau Zabel;
Another bicentennial — that of the death ¶ Culturefest!, a weeklong festival of
of composer Joseph Haydn — will be marked performances and events from March 2-5 to
in a series of performances beginning February celebrate John Jay’s cultural diversity;
18, as the Gotham Chamber Opera presents ¶ Ballet Academy East presenting the spring
the New York City stage premiere of Haydn’s performance by its Pre-professional Division, May
L’isola Disabitata (Desert Island). The production, 22-24, with works choreographed by leading
directed by acclaimed choreographer Mark artists of the dance world;
Morris, will also be presented on February 21, 25, ¶ Barnes & Noble Storytelling Hour, on
27 and 28. February 4, March 18 and April 8, a special story
Theatre, theology and the judicial process time for children and caregivers.
collide when the Department of Communication Complete details of coming events, including
and Theatre Arts, in conjunction with the times and ticketing information, are on the
APACHE Project, presents The Last Days of Judas theater Web site, www.jjay.cuny.edu/theater. E-
Iscariot, directed by Professor Dana Tarantino. mail theater@jjay.cuny.edu to get regular updates The newest recipients of the Bravo! Employee Recognition Awards, joined by Senior Vice President Robert Pignatello and
The serio-comic play, which will be performed about events. President Travis, have plenty of reason to smile after they were honored on December 19.
Welcome to the College Experience

Students show off the research projects they created as part of their Freshman Opportunity class taught by Professors Kimberly Helmer and Marco Navarro. “A year ago, as a senior in high school, I never would’ve dreamed I’d be doing this,” said Heidy
Ramirez (at left in photo above right). The students will undertake new team-based research projects in the spring semester, choosing from a broad palette of course options.

Brady Scores, Inauguration Provides Study
On and Off Opportunity of a Lifetime
the Court As scholarship students go, Michael Yusupov
is more fortunate than most. During the midyear
Gary Brady, a shooting guard with the John
Jay men’s basketball team, knows how to
break in January, while classmates were enjoy-
“pay it forward,” and prominent media ing a respite from their studies, Yusupov was
outlets have taken notice. Brady, a junior on in Washington, DC, participating in a 10-day
the team that last year won the first CUNY academic seminar tied in to the historic inaugura-
Athletic Conference championship in program
tion of Barack Obama as the nation’s 44th Presi-
history, was the subject of a feature report
on the MSG network on December 20, which dent on January 20.
focused on his work at the same group home The Campaign 2008 Presidential Aca-
in the Bronx where he grew up. His story demic Seminar Series comprises four separate
has also been told on the Web site d3hoops.
academically tailored seminars in conjunction
com, which covers Division III collegiate
basketball. Brady was just 9 years old when
with the 2008 presidential campaign, of which
he began living at the Andrus group home, the Presidential Inauguration session is the last.
and he is now in his third year as a counselor Sponsored by the Washington Center for Intern-
at the facility, working an overnight shift ships and Academic Seminars, the series has The seminars “are designed for the elite col-
four nights a week. His days are filled with a
been held every four years since 1984. lege or university student who has or yearns for
full-time class load, studying and homework,
and during basketball season, practices and The highly competitive seminar offered a heightened sense of civic engagement and will
games. He credits his success to the guidance Yusupov a backstage look at the 2008 presi- enjoy interacting with internationally recognized
provided by his own counselors, mentors dential inauguration, focusing on the new figures including politicians, journalists, profes-
and coaches, who he says “made time for
president and the formation of his administra- sionals and many more,” according to the Web
everything.” Brady now makes the same
time as mentor for scores of youngsters in
tion, and the impact of the media on American site www.campaign2008.info.
the same situation he once faced. The cable politics. Through a combination of lectures, site “This is a first-rate program, with many learn-
TV report appeared on MSG Network’s visits, tours, and special events, Yusupov and the ing opportunities, culminating in the inaugura-
“Aéropostale College Basketball Weekly” other participating students and faculty explored tion itself,” President Jeremy Travis said in an
show. A link to the MSG video will appear
the critical issues surrounding the transfer of e-mail to Yusupov, a senior BA/MA student in
soon on the John Jay Athletics Web site,
www.johnjayathletics.com. For the d3hoops power, the political processes involved, and how public administration. “We are so proud that
online article, “Mature Beyond His Years,” the nation’s leaders are responding to the out- you have been selected for this scholarship
visit www.d3hoops.com/nation/09/dec18.htm. come of the 2008 elections. opportunity.”

FACULTY / STAFF NOTES
BETWEEN THE COVERS JANE KATZ (Physical Education and Athletics) by the Federal Secretariat of Public Safety. He
SIMON BAATZ (History) had his book, For had her article “Joint-Friendly Water Workout” addressed the Social Cabinet of the Province
the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb and the Murder published in the October/November 2008 issue of Santa Fe on policies of social inclusion in the
that Shocked Chicago (HarperCollins) chosen of Arthritis Health Monitor. Her article on “The field of crime control; spoke at the Universities
by USA Today as one of its 10 Best Books for Healthy Swimmer” appeared in the November/ of Buenos Aires and Rosario on his recent book
2008. Jonathan Yardley, the book critic for The December issue of USMS Swimmer magazine. The Vertigo of Late Modernity; and presented his
Washington Post, chose For the Thrill of It as one research on multiagency crime prevention to the
of the Top 15 Books for 2008, and R.V. Scheide ADINA SCHWARTZ (Law, Police Science and U.N. Development Program on local initiatives
of The Sacramento News & Review selected Criminal Justice Administration) published Parts in this area. While there, he also had productive
Baatz’s book as one of the year’s Best 55 Books. 1 and 2 of her article “Challenging Firearms meetings with the National Director of Criminal
and Toolmark Identification” in the October and Policy and the director of the U.N. program
JOCK YOUNG (Sociology) had his new book, November/December issues of The Champion, regarding future research on crime and social
Cultural Criminology: An Invitation, written with the journal of the National Association of exclusion.
Jeff Ferrell and Keith Hayward, published by Criminal Defense Lawyers. Part 1 was the cover
Sage. The book was launched in November at story in the October issue. The articles are also JANE KATZ (Physical Education and Athletics)
the American Society of Criminology meeting in scheduled to be reprinted in The California presented a talk on “Health and Exercise Through
St. Louis. Defender. the Holidays” on December 17 as part of the
David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium at New
JILL STAUFFER (Philosophy), who is currently on PRESENTING… York Weill Cornell Medical Center.
fellowship in residence at the Graduate Center, MICHAEL PFEIFER (History) presented a
has had her new book, Nietzsche and Levinas: paper titled “The Midwestern Making of Racial HOWARD PFLANZER (Communication and
“After the Death of a Certain God,” published by Lynching: The Lynching of African-Americans Theatre Arts) had readings of his plays UFO
Columbia University Press. The volume was co- in the Civil War and Reconstruction” at the Story and The Flowers Sing: Strindberg’s Dream
edited with Bettina Bergo. American Historical Association meeting in presented by the Living Theatre in Manhattan on
New York City on January 3. Pfeifer previously December 2.
presented a paper, “Lynching, Law, and Sectional
@ John Jay is published by the Identity in the Antebellum Border States” on PEER REVIEW DUANE GREEN (Facilities Management) won
Department of Institutional Advancement October 25 in Louisville, KY, at the Filson Institute KIMORA (Law, Police Science and Criminal the heavyweight title in the biennial Tournament
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
899 Tenth Avenue, Academic Conference on Abraham Lincoln and Justice Administration) was appointed to the of Champions amateur boxing competition held
New York, NY 10019 Jefferson Davis. board of directors of OPEN Inc. (Offender at Nassau Coliseum in December. Green, who
www.jjay.cuny.edu Preparation & Education Network, Inc.), a trains at the Young Boxing Association (YBA)
Editor Peter Dodenhoff JOCK YOUNG (Sociology) gave a series of correctional service agency founded in Dallas, TX, gym in the Bronx, chalked up two technical
Submissions should be faxed or e-mailed to: six lectures during a recent visit to Argentina. in 1979. “We are thrilled Dr. Kimora has agreed knockouts and one decision en route to the
Office of Communications
He was the introductory plenary speaker at to serve on our board,” said the organization’s championship. In the first round, he scored a
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e-mail: pdodenhoff@jjay.cuny.edu the international seminar on “Rethinking the executive director, Ned Rollo. “She brings a TKO over the fighter who had defeated him for
Role of the State in Crime Prevention,” hosted national and academic perspective to us.” the title two years ago.

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