April 18 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Ready for the Runway?

    OSC cordially invites all faculty, staff and students to put on their Monday best (or at least a clean T-shirt!) for the official 2014 group portrait next week.

    A detail of the 2013 OSC group portrait

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    Make Those Pennies Count!

    You have less than a week to decide the fates of SOCk vice president Dawson Baker, Dean Thomas L. Koch and Associate Dean for Academic Programs R. John Koshel, as the First Semi-Official College of Optical Sciences Penny and Pie War draws to a close on Wednesday. Who will succumb to a face full of meringue?

    Closeup of a gold-toned U.S. penny next to a photograph of a meringue pie

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    SOCk's Looking Up (the Mountain)

    Beat the heat next weekend (and get rid of some of that pre-finals stress) by heading up Mount Lemmon with the UA Student Optics Chapter

    Marshmallow roasting over a campfire

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    Check Out Nanotech on the STEM Journal

    Cox7's STEM Journals series is presenting a neat nanotech episode at 9 p.m. on Sunday evening that may be of interest to OSC folks — check it out on TV, online or on your smartphone.

    Upcoming Events

    Special Presentation: Saima Husaini

    April 22, 2:30 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Ph.D. Defense: Blake Coughenour

    April 23, 2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Colloquium: Hong Hua

    April 24, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Family Picnic

    April 26; 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; La Madera Park, 2700 E. La Madera Dr., Tucson, Ariz. RSVP required.

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    Scholarships and Outstanding Student Awards Ceremony

    April 28, 3 p.m., Meinel 307. RSVP to rowan@optics.arizona.edu required.

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    Tech Launch Arizona 'Ideas to Assets' Seminar

    April 29, noon-2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821). Registration required.

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    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    May 16, 4:30-7 p.m., SUMC South Ballroom. RSVP requested.

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions and Students in the Spotlight

    GPSC Honors Outstanding Teachers

    The UA Graduate and Professional Student Council recognizes remarkable pedagogy at the University with its annual Achievement Awards, celebrated each spring during GPSC Week.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Creation of the Naval Engineering Education Center

    Principal investigators: Nasser Peyghambarian and Khanh Kieu

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    Integrated Optics for Undergraduate Native Americans

    Principal investigators: Allison Huff and Robert A. Norwood

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    Prism Magnifier

    Principal investigator: Hong Hua

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    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Zygo Corp. Joins Affiliates Program

    Please welcome Zygo Corp. as the newest Principal Partner member of the College of Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliates Program.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Laser Sales Engineer | AdValue Photonics Inc.

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