Nov. 15 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    II-VI Foundation Gives UA College of Optical Sciences Award for Graduate Research

    Tucson, Ariz.—The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences has received grants totaling more than $85,000 from the II-VI Foundation through their 2012-2013 Block-Gift Program to support graduate-level research.

    “We are very fortunate that the II-VI Foundation has chosen to support several of our graduate students in recent years. This support provides them with outstanding latitude to refine and extend concepts that they will subsequently apply to real-world challenges,” said Thomas L. Koch, dean.

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    GPSC Negotiates Fee Refund

    The Graduate and Professional Student Council has negotiated a $150 fee return from the UA administration for all students employed as graduate assistants. You should receive the refund in your bursars account.

    If you have any questions or other issues, please see Jasmine Sears, OSC's GPSC representative.

    Nominate Staff for Excellence Award

    The UA Staff Advisory Council is accepting nominations through Jan. 25 for its 2013 Awards for Excellence. If you know a classified or appointed staff member or team that has gone above and beyond this year, recognize them for their achievements.

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    Colloquium: Paul Chaikin

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 3:30 p.m., Meinel 307

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    National Research Council Report and Panel Discussion

    Friday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Fall Recess

    Thursday, Nov. 22-Sunday, Nov. 25

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    Faculty Distinctions

    Khitrova Named APS Fellow

    Congratulations go to professor Galina Khitrova, who was recently elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

    Watts Happening

    Hello, Melissa!

    The Academic Programs office would like to introduce you all to Melissa Sarmiento Ayala, the new undergraduate and academic career adviser. Melissa hails from Rockford, Ill., though she and her family moved to Orlando, Fla., just after she completed high school. She's worked at the University for six years, starting in the benefits division of Human Resources. Her advising career commenced in 2007, when she began graduate studies in counseling.

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    Schwiegerling Presents in Homecoming Showcase

    On Friday, Nov. 9, professor of optical sciences, ophthalmology and vision sciences Jim Schwiegerling delivered a lecture titled "Leading Edge Options for Cataract Surgery" as part of the University of Arizona's Homecoming 2012 Collegiate and Campus Showcase. Faculty, students and alumni alike came to see the 2012 Researcher at the Leading Edge discuss his latest research.

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    Employment Opportunities

    Optical Engineer | Lorelei Staffing

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    Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Scientist II | Georgia Institute of Technology

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    Research Scientist I | Georgia Institute of Technology

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    Senior Optical Engineer | Ketra

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    Software User | College of Optical Sciences

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