Dec. 5 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    A Deceptively Simple Light Moment

    "Ingenuity and scrappiness," that's what led to the invention of the revolutionary "lenslets" of the Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor.

    The separated halves of an early Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor

    Read more about its origins at OSC in the late 1960s in Tammy Orr's latest Light Moment, "Simple, Yet Profound."

    Celebrating the Season

    The halls are decked, the stockings are hung and the time has come to celebrate the season with friends and colleagues. Join us next Thursday at noon in the third-floor lobby for the college's annual holiday luncheon!

    A close-up of holiday sheet music

    If you're interested in gathering for a gift exchange after the delicious meal and lovely live music, please contact Cindy Gardner in Meinel 719 for more details.

    Staff Recognition Program Coming Soon

    Keep your eyes peeled come January — the college plans to launch a multifaceted staff recognition program to draw attention to our hardworking and extra-helpful staff members. Expect more information in the new year.

    Upcoming Events

    Community Speakers

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

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    Classes End

    Dec. 10

    Special Presentation: Paul Berman

    Dec. 10, 2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Holiday Luncheon

    Dec. 11, noon-1:30 p.m., Third-Floor Lobby

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    Final Exams

    Dec. 12-18

    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    Dec. 19, 2-4 p.m., Meinel 307; RSVP required

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    Breault Research Organization Introduction to APEX Tutorial

    Jan. 6-9; registration required

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    Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    March 3-4; registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Students in the Spotlight

    College of Engineering Recognizes Outstanding Students

    Two OSC students are among the UA College of Engineering's fall 2014 outstanding students.

    Senior Derek Keyes was nominated for the honor by José Sasián; Derek will join the master's of optical sciences program in the spring. Second-year M.S. student Ross Uthoff was nominated by Michael Nofziger; Ross currently serves as a teaching assistant for OPTI 201L and will TA OPTI 202L next semester.

    Employment Opportunities

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Acoustic Signature Characterization and Analysis Positions | U.S. Navy Carderock Division

    West Bethesda, Maryland, and Bangor, Washington

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