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June 10
Congratulations to Yang Wu who successfully defended his PhD thesis at Kent University on June 7, 2019. His thesis title is: "Azimuthal anisotropy in gold-gold collisions at 4.5 GeV center-of-mass energy per nucleon pair using fixed-target mode at the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider".

June 7
Congratulations to Xiaolong Chen who successfully defended his PhD thesis at USTC, China. His thesis title is: "Prompt and non-prompt $D^0$-meson production in Au+Au collisions at 200 GeV at RHIC".

April 29
Congratulations to Alex Jentsch who has just successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Austin, Texas. His thesis was entitled "Studying heavy-flavor quark jets using $D^0$+hadron two-dimensional angular correlations in Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 200 GeV".

March 25
Congratulations to Tetsuro Sugiura from the University of Tsukuba who has successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Exploring the QCD phase diagram measured by cumulants of net-charge distributions in Au+Au collisions at the STAR experiment".

March 25
Congratulations to Ryo Aoyama who has just successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Tsukuba. His these was entitled "Collision geometry and event plane dependence of two particle correlations in √sNN = 200 GeV Au+Au collisions at RHIC-STAR".

March 12
Congratulations to Arghya Chatterjee who successfully defended his PhD thesis at VECC, Kolkata on March 9, 2019. His thesis title is: "Study of conserved quantities and their correlations in the RHIC Beam Energy Scan Program".

March 7
The February 2019 STAR Newsletter focuses mainly on the startup of the experiment for Run 19, and a thoughtful look at cosmic events in the upgraded TPC, plus some public outreach.