Nov. 12 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    Announcements

    Tohono O'odham Students Visit OSC

    Tohono O'odham students from San Simon Visit the College of Optical Sciences

    In a partnership with CIAN and through the AISPIRE (American Indian Student & Parent Involved Research Experience) after-school program, the San Simon Day School brought 46 third through eighth grade students to the College of Optical Sciences to learn about optics.

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    TRIF/Imaging Small Grants Program

    The UA Technology Research Initiative Fund (TRIF) Optics/Imaging Program has announced a funding opportunity to help support new initiatives and/or equipment for advanced imaging research. Any UA faculty member working in the area of imaging is eligible to apply as principal investigator. Interested faculty may contact Jim Schwiegerling with any questions or to submit applications. Deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 20.

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    New Winter Workshops Offered

    Looking for some additional development, networking and experience? Take a gander at the two upcoming Winter Workshops scheduled for January 2016, and broaden your professional and technical skillsets. Don't forget to keep an eye on OSC's main workshops page, which is updated with current course offerings throughout the year.

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    Social Butterflies Wanted

    College of Optical Sciences Social Media

    If you're active (or even not so active) on social media, we invite you to "Like" and "Follow" OSC's social media accounts. We're ramping up our efforts and always on the lookout for fresh content that showcases OSC's amazing research, faculty, staff, students and events.

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    Upcoming Events

    Colloquium: Oliver Cossairt

    Nov. 12, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Breault Research Organization Introduction to ASAP

    Nov. 17-20; registration required

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    Colloquium: TBA

    Nov. 19, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

    No Classes

    Nov. 26-27: Thanksgiving Recess

    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Newly Appointed Tenure Track Faculty

    Michael Hart and Dae Wook Kim Promotions at College of Optical Sciences

    We'd like to congratulate two newly appointed tenure-track faculty members here in OSC: Dae Wook Kim and Michael Hart. Michael and Dae Wook emerged from a search committee led by Jim Schwiegerling, and gained the support of the UA administration to help advance the Never Settle Strategic Plan. Both have highly innovative research agendas in optical technologies that are positioned to impact a wide range of applications.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Development of Composite Graphite for Electrode: A Feasibility Study

    Principal Investigator: Palash Gangopadhyay

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Logan Graves Interviewed for Arizona NOW

    The University of Arizona Foundation released a video showcasing the impact of the Arizona NOW fundraising campaign on UA's talented student bodyLogan Graves, a College of Optical Sciences Ph.D. student, describes his excitement for optics after receiving a FoTO scholarship.

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    Watts Happening

    Benefits Enrollment Ends Soon

    If you are a benefits-eligible employee, note that enrollment and changes to your current plan must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. For more information on current rates and plan changes, see the Division of Human Resources website. To review, enroll or change your plan, you must log in to the UAccess system.

    Final Campus Pantry Events

    The final Campus Pantry distribution events for 2015 are Friday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Dec. 4 from 1-4 p.m. Bring your CatCard and pick up needed food staples at no cost. 

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    Employment Opportunities