Jan. 7 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Etendue: Eugene G. Arthurs

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    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 month, we hear from Eugene G. Arthurs.

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    Study Light with the RiO REU Program

    Are you an undergraduate interested in studying the fascinating field of light? Or perhaps you’re thinking of attending graduate school. If so, our 10-week summer Research in Optics REU program is just for you! Applications for the 2016 program are due by Feb. 26.

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    Winter Commencement Photos Available

    OSC 2015 Winter Commencement

    Congratulations to our fall and winter 2015 graduates! Photos from the Dec. 18 Winter Commencement ceremony and celebration are now online in our photo gallery section. If you'd like a high-resolution copy of a photo, please contact Graeme Hunt at ghunt@optics.arizona.edu.

    Upcoming Events

    Classes Begin

    Jan. 13

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    Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Idea to Asset Seminar with Steve Barone and Curtis Vock, Partners, Lathrop and Gage, LLP

    Jan. 27, Meinel 821; Registration required

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    SPIE Photonics West Conference

    Feb. 13-18, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA; Registration required

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    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception in San Francisco

    Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m., Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, CA; Registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    James C. Wyant Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

    Founding Dean and Emeritus Professor of the College of Optical Sciences James C. Wyant was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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    Charles M. Falco Awarded Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach

    The American Physical Society awarded Professor Charles M. Falco the 2015 Dwight Nicholson Medal for Outreach, recognizing the humanitarian aspect of physics and physicists.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Carrier Based Long Wavelength Electromagnetic Light Bullets, Carrier Shock Initiated Exotic Waveforms and Extreme NLO Pulse Delivery to Targets

    Principal Investigator: Jerome V. Moloney

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Janet Fender Receives Distinguished Senior Professional Award

    OSC Alumna Janet S. Fender was recently awarded the U.S. Air Force Distinguished Senior Professional Award for 2015. Fender is Chief Scientist for the USAF Air Combat Command. Congratulations, Janet!

    Superlative Staff

    Staff Recognition Awards

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    Dean Thomas L. Koch and the OSC community recognized the final 2015 Staff Recognition Award winners as part of the holiday party celebration.

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    Watts Happening

    Holiday Party a Success

    OSC Holiday Party and Gift Exchange

    A very big thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the holiday party and gift exchange, which took place on a beautifully sunny and mild Dec. 10, 2015. 

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    Employment Opportunities