Nov. 14 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter

    SPIE Accepting Scholarship Apps

    SPIE is currently accepting applications for its optics and photonics education scholarships and travel scholarships. All part-time and full-time student members are eligible, and the submission deadline is Feb. 15, 2015.

    Staff Members — Time for Your Close-up!

    Administrative and research staff with blank spaces or silly faces in their OSC directory profiles are invited to attend a quick photo session next week. The college's camera will be ready and waiting come Tuesday 2-3 p.m. and Thursday 11 a.m.-noon.

    Photo banner with spiral of unused film negatives

    If your portrait was taken so long ago that your colleagues don't recognize you, or if you just missed your chance to shine, please drop a quick note so she knows to expect you, and then stop by Meinel 714 for your time in front of the lens.

    If you can't make it but would still like a new photo, just email to set up an alternative time.

    One Week Left for Open Enrollment

    Have you opted in for 2015 coverage? If you're a benefits-eligible employee of the University, you have until Friday, Nov. 21, to make your elections in UAccess. Follow the instructions provided by UA HR.

    Upcoming Events

    Breault Research Organization Introduction to APEX Tutorial

    Nov. 11-14; registration required

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    IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications

    Nov. 12-14; registration required

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    Astronaut Scholars Reception

    Nov. 14, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307; RSVP required

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    Ph.D. Defense: Adam Jones

    Nov. 18, 9 a.m., Meinel 447

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    Ph.D. Defense: Liang Gao

    Nov. 19, 1 p.m., Biomedical Research Lab B106

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    Ph.D. Defense: Xinda Hu

    Nov. 20, 9 a.m., Meinel 654

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    Colloquium: Anurag Gupta

    Nov. 20, 3:30-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Community Speakers

    Nov. 21, noon-1 p.m., Meinel 408/410

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    No Classes

    Nov. 27-28: Thanksgiving Recess

    Colloquium: Grover Swartzlander

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

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    Media Mentions

    Alumni Dispatches

    Alumnus Announces New Book

    Alumnus John B. (Bart) Wilburn, M.S. 1983, is pleased to announce the publication of his new book "Science and Mind," which is available from

    Employment Opportunities

    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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    Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Tenure-Eligible) | UA College of Optical Sciences

    Tucson, Arizona

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