June 22 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Tucson Tops Most Affordable List

    Tucson Tops Affordability List

    A recent study by personal financing site GoBankingRates puts Tucson as the most affordable large city in the United States. With a long history as a military center, Tucson has developed a thriving local high-tech industry, including a special designation as "Optics Valley." Read the full article on Inc.com.

    Tucson Heat Claims Lives of Two OSA Members

    Two German OSA members and employees of Laser Zentrum passed away while hiking in Ventana Canyon this weekend. Dr. Stefan Günster and Marcus Turowski were in Tucson attending the Optical Interference Coatings (OIC) conference being held at Loews Venana Canyon. 

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    Introduction to ASAP Tutorial

    Leadership Industrial Affiliate partner Breault Research Organization is offering its Introduction to ASAP Tutorial on July 25-28. Registration is free for OSC students and faculty. For more information and instructions on how to register, see the Introduction to ASAP calendar event.

    Upcoming Events

    No Classes

    July 4, Independence Day

    Last Day of Classes

    July 7, Summer Session I

    Classes Begin

    July 11, Summer Session II

    Breault Research Organization: Introduction to ASAP

    July 25-28, Registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Falco Appointed to SIFHAMS

    His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, has appointed Professor Charles M. Falco to the Board of Trustees of the Sharjah International Foundation for the History of Arab and Muslim Sciences (SIFHAMS). Its mission is to promote an understanding of the contributions of Arab and Muslim scientists to the history of science, highlight influences on modern science and advance overall scientific literacy.

    Contracts & Grants

    Resilient and Programmable Metro Fiber System

    Principal Investigator: Daniel Kilper

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Interview with Christopher Yarbrough

    OSC alumnus Christopher Yarbrough was recently included in the Poets & Quants for Executives' Best & Brightest Class of 2016. Yarbrough received his B.S. in Optical Engineering in 1999, and will be graduating from the University of California-Irvine Paul Merage School of Business' Executive MBA program this month.

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    Superlative Staff

    Superlative Staff: June 2016

    Staff Recognition Program banner

    Congratulations to Lucy Valenzuela, our 2nd Quarter 2016 Peer-to-Peer award winner. Nominated by Michelle Bryan, Lucy was given a plaque and $250 for her continued dedication and incredible worth ethic. Lucy received a SPOT Staff Recognition Award in 2015, making her a two-time winner. Way to go, Lucy!

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    Employment Opportunities