Judith Valente, WGLT, was named a Woman of Distinction by the McLean County YWCA in the Professions category, and Mandy Dartt, WGS, was named the Caribel Washington Young Professional at the event.

Erin Durban-Albrecht, WGS, has been named the winner of the 2015 National Women’s Studies Association/University of Illinois Press First Book Prize for her work Postcolonial Homophobia: United States Imperialism in Haiti and the Transnational Circulation of Antigay Sexual Politics?

Karen Coats, ENG, co-edited Mothers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism for the University Press of Mississippi. She also co-wrote the chapter “Cultural-Historical Activity Theory and the Expansive Cycle of Mothering while Black.”

T.Y. Wang, POL, co-authored the book chapter “Split-ticket Voting under MMM” for Mixed-Member Electoral Systems in Constitutional Context: Taiwan, Japan and Beyond, published by University of Michigan Press.

Jeremy Driskell, CHE, co-authored “A Fluorescence-based Method to Directly Quantify Antibodies Immobilized on Gold Nanoparticles,” that is slated to appear in Analyst in the Emerging Investigator-themed issue.

Ali Riaz, POL, penned an opinion piece “A culture of impunity behind bloggers’ killings in Bangladesh” for DW.

Lisya Seloni, ENG, presented “Pedagogical Possibilities of Translingual Writing and L2 Writing in Teacher Preparation Programs” and “Genre-based Writing Instruction in FYC Contexts: The Case of Multilingual Instructors” at the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) International Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.