Welcome to the Fall 2017 version of the “LPL family” newsletter. If you think that you’ve been receiving news from LPL more often recently, it’s because you have been. We realized that one of the things we weren’t doing well at was conveying all of the great science that gets done here. So we started with a short monthly newsletter that is mostly limited to news items from the media about the science and the people here. However, we will continue to have a newsletter twice a year that is focused more on the LPL family, highlighting the comings and goings of faculty, staff and students, honors, field trips, alumni notes, etc.