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


    Work at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences

    The Wyant College of Optical Sciences has launched its faculty searches for several Endowed Chair positions that have been funded by generous donors.  Learn more about the open positions and apply!

    Here Comes Winter Commencement

    Winter Commencement will be here in no time! RSVP today! The Wyant College of Optical Sciences cordially invites Alumni, Parents, and Friends of the college to join us on Friday, December 20, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Meinel 307 for the 2019 Winter Commencement.

    Call for Student Presenters: Spring Industrial Affiliates

    Love to share your research with others? Dying for some practice before the big thesis defense? Or looking to impress potential future employers!? Look no further! The Spring Industrial Affiliates Workshop is looking to fill the agenda with student presenters like you!

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    OSC Invited to 3rd Annual Arizona Photonics Days

    The Arizona Technology Council has invited OSC to join in for the 2020 Arizona Photonics Days in Tucson, AZ. Industry leaders and researchers will give technical presentations, industry trend discussions, and business-building meetings at the third annual Arizona Photonics Days held at the University of Arizona BIO5 Institute.

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    OSC Alumni & Industrial Affiliates Reception

    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception
    Held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West - San Francisco
    To register, please click on the link (required by January 31, 2020)

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Jeffrey Shapiro

    Dec. 5, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Hot Chocolate Social

    Dec. 9, 1 p.m., Meinel Building 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Last day of classes

    Dec. 11

    OSC Holiday Party

    Dec. 12, 12 - 1:30 p.m., Meinel Building 3rd Floor Lobby

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    OSC Colloquium: Canceled - Finals Week

    Dec. 12

    OSC Winter Commencement Ceremony

    Dec. 20, 3 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Winter Holiday

    Dec. 24 - Jan. 2

    Faculty Distinctions

    Hua Inducted as 2019 NAI Fellow

    Congratulations to Dr. Hong Hua who was elected as a Fellow for the 2019 National Academy of Inventors.

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    Students in the Spotlight

    A Special Sock Gift Exchange for Students, Hosted by SOCk

    SOCk, the official OSC student organization, is hosting a special Sock Gift Exchange for students! Sign up to participate!

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    Alumni Dispatches

    COE Seeking Alumni Stories

    Where has life taken you!? The College of Engineering is currently looking for stories to publish in the Arizona Engineer about alumni students and their journeys. Send details and pictures to to share your good news and exciting adventures.

    OSC Alumnus Included in 2019's 40 under 40 List

    Congratulations to Sean Keller for his inclusion in the 2019 40 under 40 list sponsored by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star

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    Superlative Staff

    Welcome, Willie

    OSC is happy to welcome Willie Ames, OSC's new Business-Finance Administrator. 

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    Thank you for Making the Holidays Brighter

    We'd like to take a moment to recognize the staff working to make our holidays brighter and merrier with their hard work and creative ideas. Thank you for all that you've done for the college, faculty, students, and staff this holiday season!

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    Happy Retirement, Bryan

    After 25 years of service as Technical Specialist to the Wyant College of Optical Sciences, Bryan Smith has retired. Coworkers and friends gathered on Nov. 8th to wish him well and send him off with the knowledge that his work has been appreciated and will be missed. 

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    Watts Happening

    OSC 2019 Spirit Week & Holiday Celebrations

    Faculty, Staff, and Students are all invited to the Annual Staff Recognition & Holiday Luncheon at the Wyant College of Optical Sciences on Dec. 12 at noon in the Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby. Join us for fun, food, and celebration! 

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    OSC Visits La Cholla High School for Indigenous Day Program

    OSC faculty, staff, and students attended the La Cholla High School Indigenous Day Program to represent the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. Participants included Dr. Yijun Ding, Trin Riojas, Stephanie Rodriguez, and Micah Mann.  

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