Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Psychological and Brain Sciences and director, Faculty Equity and Inclusion; Michael A. Rawlins, Geosciences and manager, the Climate System Research Center; Rebecca Spencer, Psychological and Brain Sciences; and Julian Tyson, Chemistry, have been named 2015 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows. Faculty fellows chosen by the university's Public Engagement Project (PEP) receive a stipend and technical training in communicating with non-academic audiences. PEP is supported in part by the College of Natural Sciences. Public Engagement Project

Peter Schloerb, Astronomy, and colleagues are among the first research findings to be published from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as published in Science. NBC News, Phys.org, Nanowerk, News release

CheckCell, a research tool designed by Emery Berger, Computer Science, and graduate students to detect spreadsheet errors is listed as one of 10 cool network and computing research projects. Networkworld.com

David Julian McClements, Food Science, and Gabriel Davidov-Pardo, a visiting scholar, have found that combining oil and extracts from grape seeds can form stable nanoemulsions for delivering resveratrol, a powerful polyphenol and anti-fungal chemical, for use in functional food applications, as reported in Food Chemistry. Nutraingredients-usa.com

Bethany Bradley, Environmental Conservation, has found that non-native plant species are much more widespread than native plants, in the first comprehensive assessment of native versus non-native plant distribution in the continental United States, as reported in Global Ecology and Biogeography. Phys.org, Science Daily