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


    Save the Date: UA to Rename OSC to College of James C. Wyant, Public Celebration

    The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences will be renamed in honor of Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant, the college's founding dean. Save the date for the special event taking place on April 23, 2019 at the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences.

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    In Memoriam: Stephen "Steve" Frank Jacobs

    Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences Stephen F. Jacobs passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, February 24, 2019. 

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    Summer School on Lasers Taking Applications

    Apply to attend the Siegman International Summer School on Lasers. It is a week-long program that exposes students to in-depth learning of lasers and their applications from internationally recognized academic and industry leaders in the field. The scope includes all aspects of lasers and photonics.

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    Seeking Contributions Related to Apollo Missions

    The University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) is planning a very special Apollo 11 Landing 50th Anniversary Event for Saturday, July 20, 2019. LPL is looking for information and artifacts from OSC faculty and alumni who may have contributed to the Apollo Missions. 

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    Upcoming Events

    OSC Colloquium: Cancelled - Spring Break

    Mar. 7

    Special Presentation: Functionalized Semiconductor Heterostructures Workshop

    Mar. 13, 1 - 5 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    OSC Colloquium: Dr. Vladimir Pervak

    Mar. 14, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Launching your Career (WiO)

    Mar. 15, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Student Union South Ballroom

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    OSC Colloquium: Mark Saffman

    Mar. 21, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: Pending Speaker Confirmation

    Mar. 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    OSC Colloquium: Keith Doyle

    Apr. 4, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Laser Fun Day

    Apr. 20, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Judy Su Appointed to Int. Advisory Board of Journal

    A big congratulations to Judy Su who was recently appointed for a three-year term to the international advisory board of the new open access journal, Translation Biophotonics (TBIO). The journal will provide an interdisciplinary forum for collaboration and learning among researchers, clinicians, and industrial partners in fields related to medicine and photonics. Learn more about the journal.

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Spring 2019 IA Meeting Photos

    The OSC community and Industrial Affiliates once again gathered in Tucson for the Industrial Affiliates Showcase, Career Fair and Workshop. The event kicked off with an exciting career fair in the Student Union. The second and third days were filled with student and faculty presentations that outlined OSC research, lab tours, and industry presentations. View the album here.

    Watts Happening

    The Crawford Machine Dedication

    What started as an idea between colleagues to quietly recognize a friend became a small ceremony on January, 11 2019 when the Crawford Machine was dedicated in honor of Robert Crawford, master optician at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences.

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    OSC's Snow Day (photos)

    It was a rare day in the College of Optical Science's history! From the sky fell a white and cold substance. We collected a variety of photos from OSC faculty, staff, and students, and here they are! Take a look at this crazy day. 

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