Last week Fermilab and the LHC Physics Center hosted the eighth workshop of the INFIERI network. INFIERI is a European Union-funded initial training network running over a period of five years.

The Distinguished Researcher Program has been a defining feature of the LPC at Fermilab for the last six years. The 21 CMS physicists selected as Distinguished Researchers are accomplished individuals at different stages of their careers.

In 2016, the delivered luminosity of the LHC should exceed Run 1, and searches for electroweak production and compressed scenarios also will break into new territory. Attendees at the three-day workshop discussed these searches.