Aug. 29 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Seeing 'Stace' Out with Much Celebration

    The venerable Eustace L. Dereniak is retiring next month after more than 40 years of service at OSC. The college is accordingly planning a farewell party for him, which will take place on Friday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Meinel 307. Light food and beverages will be provided; RSVP is requested to by Sept. 5.

    Photos of Eustace Dereniak

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    CIAN Steps Up for Science Saturday

    The Center for Integrated Access Networks is holding its second Science Saturday next weekend, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library in Marana.

    Last year's theme was "Moons of the Solar System." This year, volunteers will be teaching "More About Rainbows," featuring a short presentation and a variety of demos. Come join the fun!

    OSC 'Light Moments': Arrival Times and End Rhymes

    The latest Light Moments explore the unique traits of two emeritus professors: H. Angus Macleod's Scottish heritage and Jack D. Gaskill's love for writing verse.

    An image of kilted bagpipers greeting people coming off a plane is paired with part of the 1967 OSC group portrait

    Find out how Macleod's traditional welcome was thrown into disarray in "Great Scot!" Then read Gaskill's latest, greatest contribution to the body of American literature in “Two Score and Ten More."

    Upcoming Events

    No Classes

    Sept. 1: Labor Day

    Colloquium: Ajay Nahata

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

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    Community Speakers

    Sept. 5, noon-1 p.m., Meinel 408/410 

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    Colloquium: Petra Wilder-Smith

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

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    SOCk Fall Barbecue

    Sept. 11, 5 p.m., Third-Floor Lobby

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    Eustace L. Dereniak Retirement Celebration

    Sept. 12, 2-5 p.m., Meinel 307, RSVP requested to by Sept. 5

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    The Optical Society (OSA) Frontiers in Optics Conference: Optical Sciences 50th Anniversary Symposium

    Oct. 19; 4-6 p.m.; J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona; registration is required

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    50th Anniversary Banquet at Old Tucson

    Oct. 23; 6-10 p.m.; Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona; registration is required

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    Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    Oct. 24-25

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    Media Mentions

    Students in the Spotlight

    Ph.D. Student Wins Design Competition

    Xinda Hu is the latest winner of the Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, held each year by Industrial Affiliates program member Synopsis' Optical Solutions Group.

    Hu, a Ph.D. candidate in Hong Hua's lab, used CODE V and LightTools on the project "Design of an Optical See-Through Multi-Focal-Plane Head-Mounted Display Using Freeform Optics."

    Numerous OSC students have placed in the contest in the past 14 years, most recently Tzu-Yu Wu in 2013

    Alumni Dispatches

    Alumnus Named to SPIE Presidential Chain

    Glenn Boreman, Ph.D. 1984, has been selected as the 2015 vice president of SPIE. He joins H. Philip Stahl, Ph.D. 1985, in the organization's presidential chain and will step into the lead role in 2017.

    Employment Opportunities

    Optics Product Specialist | Newport Corp.

    Irvine, California

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    Research Engineer | Optellios

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