Nov. 21 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    New Faces in Accounting Office

    A warm welcome goes out to two new employees in OSC's accounting office, senior accountant Amy Maniscalco and accounting assistant Lizbeth Holguin.

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    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Invited to Pitch

    The SPIE Startup Challenge 2015 is accepting applications through Dec. 1 for new entrepreneurs of photonics technologies, with more than $10,000 of prize money on the line. 

    Art of Space and Light Exhibition

    In honor of the International Year of Light 2015, the International Association for Astronomical Artists has assembled its largest showing ever, right here in Tucson. Check out the Art of Space and Light through Dec. 30 at the Ward 6 Building at 3202 East First Street.

    Upcoming Events

    Community Speakers: Scott McEldowney

    Nov. 21, noon, Meinel 307

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    Ph.D. Defense: Han Zhang

    Nov. 24, 9 a.m., Meinel 447

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    Ph.D. Defense: Oscar Herrera

    Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Ph.D. Defense: Alejandra Lopez-Santiago

    Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

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    Ph.D. Defense: Carl Chancy

    Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m., Meinel 447

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    No Classes

    Nov. 27-28: Thanksgiving Recess

    Ph.D. Defense: Tamer Elazhary

    Dec. 3, 2 p.m., Meinel 447

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    Colloquium: Grover Swartzlander

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

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    Classes End

    Dec. 10

    Holiday Luncheon

    Dec. 11, noon-1:30 p.m., Third-Floor Lobby

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    Final Exams

    Dec. 12-18

    Pre-Commencement Celebration

    Dec. 19, 2-4 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Breault Research Organization Introduction to APEX Tutorial

    Jan. 6-9; registration required

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    Media Mentions

    Alumni Dispatches

    Alumnus' Book Available for Download

    While you can also find it on Amazon, Raymond G. Wilson, Ph.D. 1971, offers his book "Nuclear War: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and a Workable Moral Strategy for Achieving and Preserving World Peace" as a free PDF on his website.

    Industrial Affiliates Updates

    Save the Date: Spring Industrial Affiliates Workshop

    OSC's next Industrial Affiliates workshop has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4, with a corporate showcase and career fair to be held on Monday, March 2.

    A formal invitation and registration link will be sent to Industrial Affiliates program members. An agenda will be provided as details are finalized.

    If you are interested in attending the workshop but are not yet an Industrial Affiliates member, please contact Kaye Rowan at or 520-626-8754 to learn more about the many benefits that membership provides and to receive an opportunity to participate in the workshop.

    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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