Dec. 11 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Happy Holidays & New Year from OSC

    OSC Happy Holidays

    All of us at the College of Optical Sciences hope you've had a wonderful year, and wish you a happy and successful 2016. Watts Up! will be taking a winter hiatus and will return on January 7, 2016. 

    Finals Survival Week

    University of Arizona Finals Survival Week

    Are you ready for your finals? UA Student Affairs is teaming up to help students get through finals week with fantastic events and support resources. 

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    Winter Workshop Symposium Postponed

    A portion of the Winter Workshop Symposium, originally slated for January 5-15, 2016 has been postponed until May 2016. This does NOT affect the Optics and Photonics Winter School Workshop or the January Practical Optics Workshops. Exact dates for the rescheduled May Workshop Symposium are yet to be determined, but will be announced when available. If you have already registered, please email Lucy Valenzuela.

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    Etendue: William L. Wolfe Jr.

    "Etendue: The throughput of a life in optics" banner

    Welcome to Etendue, featuring interesting and accomplished individuals known for their leadership and contributions both with their careers and the College of Optical Sciences, in their own words. (For a similar view on the college’s best and brightest – our students – please check out Another Wavelength among our Students in the Spotlight.)

    This week, we hear from William L. Wolfe Jr.

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    Celebrate the Year of Light with a 'Season of Light' Show

    Flandrau Season of Light Holiday Shows

    What a better way to end the International Year of Light than by enjoying "Season of Light" and "Laser Holidays"; two family-friendly holiday shows at UA's Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.

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    Upcoming Events

    Final Exams

    Dec. 11-17

    Ph.D. Defense: Joshua Olitzky

    Dec. 14, 10 a.m., Meinel 447

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    Ph.D. Defense: Gregory Cohoon

    Dec. 17, 3 p.m., Meinel 821

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    Winter Commencement

    Dec. 18, 3-5 p.m., Meinel 307; RSVP required

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    Breault Research Organization - Introduction to APEX

    Jan. 5-8; registration required

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    Classes Begin

    Jan. 13

    No Classes

    Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Chipman Receives Fraunhofer Award

    A huge congratulations to College of Optical Science Professor Russel A. Chipman, who was bestowed with the 2015 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize for his outstanding contributions in the development of metrology facilities for imaging polarimetry and spectro-polarimetry.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Imaging Systems Preliminary Design Review

    Principal Investigator(s): Hong Hua, Rongguang Liang

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Congratulations to Our December Graduates

    2015 Winter Commencement

    The College of Optical Sciences celebrates its latest alumni Friday, Dec. 18 during the Winter Commencement Ceremony

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    Industrial Affiliate Updates

    OSA 100th Anniversary Celebration

    Executive Partner in Optical Sciences Industrial Affiliate member The Optical Society (OSA) will be planning its 100th Anniversary Celebration's official launch on Jan. 1, 2016. One way for you to join in is to email your OSA stories and ideas on how others can take part in this global celebration.

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    Employment Opportunities