Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis, all Physics, report in Nature that for the first time they, along with an international team, have directly detected neutrinos created by the “keystone” proton-proton (pp) fusion process going on at the sun’s core. Daily Hampshire Gazette, International Business Times, Uncover California, Astronomy.com, Science Newsline, Physics World, Science Daily, Space.com, Science magazine, Electronic Component News, Science Codex, News Release

Susannah B. Lerman, Environmental Conservation, is featured in a New England Public Radio story about Neighborhood Nestwatch, a study of backyard birds in the area. New England Public Radio

Jorge Velasquez '14, Mathematics and Statistics, and Economics undergraduate, is featured in a story about how college graduates are increasingly drawn to Silicon Valley rather than Wall Street when they seek jobs after graduation. CNN Money, Hartford Business Journal

Khaja Muneeruddin, Chemistry doctoral candidate, has been granted a $30,000 2014–2015 Global Fellowship Award from the United States Pharmacopeial Convention. The grant will help fund the development of novel analytical tools to characterize the natural diversity of biopharmaceutics, and will be conducted under the guidance of Muneeruddin’s faculty advisor, Igor Kaltrashov. PharmExec.com

Margaret A. Riley, Biology, says antibiotics can be a problem because they kill all bacteria in the body, good and bad, in a story about the use and abuse of antibiotics. Naturalnews.com