March 28 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Scholarship Applications Due Today

    Today is the last day for students to submit applications for 2014-2015 OSC scholarships. Submissions are due online by 5 p.m.

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    Nofziger Needs You!

    ... and your telescope, for the fourth annual OSC-sponsored Star Party at John B. Wright Elementary School, at 4311 Linden St. in Tucson.

    Long exposure of a previous OSC Star Party held at Tucson's Wright Elementary School - credit Chris Summitt

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    Empty Your Pantries, Empty Your Pockets

    Monday is the last day to bring packaged goods for this year's UA4Food drive, so double-check your cabinets and grab a few extra cans at the checkout!

    Canned peas and carrots lining a grocery store shelf - credit U.S. Department of Agriculture

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    University's Campaign Kick-off Coming Soon

    On Friday, April 11, UA will host a series of talks, tours and interactive exhibits to celebrate the start of the biggest fundraising campaign in its history — and the College of Optical Sciences will play a key role in the festivities.

    Banner photo of Old Main from west through palm trees - credit Scott Kirkessner

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    Biomedical Imaging Workshop to Be Held in April

    The Arizona Research Institute for Biomedical Imaging is hosting a workshop from 1 to 6 p.m. on April 18, featuring a plenary speech by Robert J. Gilles of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Fla.

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    Special Presentation: Robert A. Norwood

    March 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Kevin Parker

    March 27, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Graduate Student Recruitment Weekend

    March 28-29

    Ph.D. Defense: Ryeojin Park

    April 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Radiology 101

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    Colloquium: Sumit Mazumdar

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

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    Community Speakers

    April 4, noon-1 p.m., Meinel 408/410

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    Breault Research Organization Introduction to APEX Tutorial

    April 8-11, 6400 E. Grant Rd., Suite 350, Tucson, Ariz.

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    Colloquium: Brian LeRoy

    April 10, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Ice Cream Social

    April 10

    UA Campaign Kick-off

    April 11, 2-7 p.m., UA campus

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    Media Mentions

    Students in the Spotlight

    Undergrad Selected as Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

    B.S. in OSE student Benjamin Cromey was named one of 247 Honorable Mentions for the 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program ...

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    Alumni Dispatches

    Breault, Ph.D. 1979, and Rolland, Ph.D. 1990, Win Major OSA Awards

    The Optical Society (OSA) has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards, and two of the college's superlative alumni were on its list.

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    Employment Opportunities

    To see who's hiring at the college and around the optics industry, please visit the OSC website's Employment section.