April 4 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Attention, Science Fiction Fans

    The UA College of Humanities is hosting a special event featuring science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson at the Poetry Center tomorrow, and they'd love to see some representation from the College of Optical Sciences.

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    Group Portrait Next Week

    So put on your Wednesday best! (That may or may not include a Hawaiian shirt, 3-D glasses or festive party hat.)

    On April 10, at 11:30 a.m., we'll all meet for OSC's most stalwart tradition, the annual group photo. This year, we'll gather on the south side of the building between the west and central wings, just outside the exit closest to the parking lot and Cherry Avenue Garage. The sun will be shining down directly into our smiling faces, so do feel free to bring a pair of sunglasses — we don't want you squinting up at the camera.

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    O'Shea to Deliver Community Speakers Lecture

    Esteemed optical scientist and educator Donald C. O'Shea, professor emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will present a Community Speakers lecture to the college on Friday, April 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in Meinel 408/410.

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    Reception Coming to Colorado

    The College of Optical Sciences invites its alumni to a reception on April 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel in Broomfield, Colo.

    At 6:15 p.m., Dean Thomas L. Koch will deliver a welcome message and updates on the college; his address will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by a special presentation by Jim H. Burge, professor of optical sciences and astronomy.

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    Family Picnic on Saturday, April 20

    Y'know what's a good way to celebrate a beautiful warm spring? Joining your colleagues and classmates for a family picnic at La Madera Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

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    Atop Majestic Mount Lemmon ...

    SOCk, the UA Student Optics Chapter, is organizing an April 27-28 camping trip at Mount Lemmon's Showers Point campsite, described as "one of the most scenic overlooks in the Santa Catalinas."

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    Update on "A Note Regarding Next Week's Issue"

    Last week, Watts Up! announced the possibility of a hiatus due to the editor's April 2 jury summons. Her service was postponed for a week and now falls on Tuesday, April 9.

    The previous message remains the same: If she is out of the office for an extended period of time, the newsletter's publication will be suspended until her return, and subscribers will be notified of the hiatus by email.


    Colloquium: Jerome V. Moloney

    April 4, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Günter Steinmeyer

    April 11, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Media Mentions

    Angel's Prestige Attracts Students to Astronomy MOOC

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    Furenlid Lauded for Molecular Imaging Innovations

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    UA's HiRISE Catches Curiosity's Chute Waving in Martian Wind

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    Contracts & Grants

    Great Magellan Telescope Adaptive Optics Calibration Source Preliminary Design Study

    Principal Investigator: Ping Zhou

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