Nov. 22 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Warm Wishes from OSC

    Warm Wishes from OSC

    As the fall weather sets in and the semester begins to draw to a close, all of us at the College of Optical Sciences would like to wish everyone a warm and happy holiday season. 

    Winter Commencement

    2016 Winter Commencement

    The College of Optical Sciences' Winter Commencement is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16, followed by a reception in the Meinel 3rd floor lobby. Graduates, alumni, parents and friends of the college are invited to RSVP no later than Dec. 14.

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    Upcoming Events

    Thanksgiving Recess - no classes

    Nov. 24-25

    Colloquium: Yuzuru Takashima

    Dec. 1, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Last day of classes and laboratory sessions

    Dec. 7

    Reading Day - no classes or finals

    Dec. 8

    Holiday Luncheon, Employee Appreciation and Gift Exchange

    Dec. 8, 12 noon-1:30 p.m., Meinel 3rd Floor Lobby

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    2016 Winter Commencement

    Dec. 16, 2-4:00 p.m., Meinel 307, RSVP required by Dec. 14

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    Classes Begin

    Dec. 19

    Christmas Holidays - no classes

    Dec. 26-27

    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Barton Awarded $1.3M Grant for Ovarian Cancer Screening Device

    Professor of Optical Sciences Jennifer K. Barton was awarded a four-year National Institutes of Health grant totaling nearly $1.3 million to develop a tool to identify the earliest signs of ovarian cancer.

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    Contracts & Grants

    Custom Grating Fabrication

    Principal Investigator: Tom D. Milster

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    Superlative Staff

    Superlative Staff: October 2016

    Staff Recognition Program banner

    Congratulations to Hector Garcia and Amanda Ferraris, who are our October 2016 SPOT Recognition award winners! 

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    Watts Happening

    'Tis The Season

    Holiday Luncheon and Gift Exchange

    Come celebrate the holiday season with the OSC holiday luncheon, staff appreciation party, gift exchange and door decorating contest! Faculty, staff and students are invited to the OSC staff appreciation ceremony, followed by the holiday luncheon and gift exchange. The events will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. in the 3rd floor lobby. 

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    Collection for Custodians

    The OSC custodial staff ensure that our building and facilities remain spotless throughout the year. To show appreciation, we encourage you to take a moment and thank them for their dedication and hard work. If you'd like to contribute a monetary amount, please see Lucy Sandoval in Meinel 542 starting Nov. 28 and no later than Dec. 12.

    Employment Opportunities

    Employment Opportunities Correction

    In the Employment Opportunities section of the Nov. 10 issue of Watts Up!, the editor mistakenly listed the Massachussetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory as a non-industrial affiliate member. The MIT/Lincoln Labs is in fact a long-time Leadership Partner in OSC's Industrial Affiliates Program. The mistake has been addressed in this week's issue.