image of the cover of Journal of NeuroscienceCarola Städele and Wolfgang Stein, BIO, published the cover story for the latest issue of The Journal of Neuroscience with an article titled “The Site of Spontaneous Ectopic Spike Initiation Facilitates Signal Integration in a Sensory Neuron.”

Gregory Ferrence, CHE, co-authored “‘Scorpionate-like’ Complexes That Are Held Together by Hydrogen Bonds: Crystallographic and Spectroscopic Studies of (3-NH(t-butyl)-5-methyl-pyrazole)nMX2 (M = Zn, Ni, Co, Mn; n = 3, 4; X = Cl, Br)” for Polyhedron.

Susan Sprecher, SOC and PSY, published “Can I connect with both you and my social network? Access to network-salient communication technology and get-acquainted interactions” in Computers in Human Behavior.

Lyndsie Schlink, UMC, took home three awards from the University Photographers’ Association of America at the annual banquet in Nashville, Tennessee, including a first-place designation for specialty books with the University’s new Traditions book.

James Skibo, ANT, is the co-editor of the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, which was just ranked by Springer Research Group as the highest-rated archaeology journal in the world.

Larry Alferink, PSY emeritus, of the Illinois State University Annuitants Association has been unanimously elected president of the 16,000 member State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA). SUAA has 53 chapters at public universities and community colleges statewide.

Members of the Dean of Students Office took part in the International Town Gown Association annual conference at Loyola University. Those presenting on panels included John Davenport with “Enhancing Neighborhood Livability Through Town Gown Relations”; and Janice Blair and Harriett Steinbach with “Large Scale Parties:  Can They Be Stopped?” and “An Effective Intergovernmental Agreement and Tiered Strategies For Off-Campus Behavior.”

William McBride, ENG, led a post-screening discussion of Alphaville (Godard 1965) as part of Arts Tech Film Festival. He also presented “The Pre-Twenty Five Year Old Brain: Brain Games” at the Allerton House for the University of Illinois English Articulation Conference.

Christopher Breu, ENG, presented “Sensuous Flesh and Excessive Materialities,” as part of the Bodies/Texts/Matter Panel, American Comparative Literature Association in Boston, Massachusetts.