Oct. 27 | The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences Newsletter


    Haunted Homecoming Festivities

    UA Haunted Homecoming

    OSC celebrates its ghoulish side with a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, door decoration contest and plenty of sweet treats this Friday, Oct. 28 as part of UA's Haunted Homecoming.

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    Call for Nominations: Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Awards

    The Graduate College has issued a call for nominations of awards to acknowledge faculty and professionals who excel in their teaching and mentoring of graduate and professional students.

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    Benefits Open Enrollment

    Benefits open enrollment is now available through Friday, Nov. 14 to all eligible employees. During this time, benefits-eligible employees may enroll in, cancel or change their medical, vision, supplemental life, short-term disability and flexible spending accounts. 

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    Upcoming Events


    Oct. 27-29

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    KLA-Tencor Corp. Information Session

    Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Colloquium: Jie Qiao

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

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    Colloquium: Ron Pindak

    Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Veteran's Day - No Classes

    Nov. 11

    Breault Research Organization Introduction to ASAP Tutorial

    Nov. 14-17, Breault Research Training Facility; Registration required

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    Colloquium: Howard Milchberg

    Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., Meinel 307

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    Thanksgiving Recess

    Nov. 24-25

    Media Mentions

    Faculty Distinctions

    Burge Named Emeritus, Announces Retirement

    Jim Burge Named Professor Emeritus, announces retirement

    After 26 years at the University of Arizona, Jim H. Burge has been promoted to Professor Emeritus of Optical Sciences and will be retiring after the fall semester. 

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    Students in the Spotlight

    Another Wavelength: Maryam Tanbal

    OSC Student Spotlight - Maryam Tanbal - Another Wavelength

    After a brief hiatus, we're happy to bring back our student spotlight series, Another Wavelength. This month, we meet Maryam Tanbal, a first-year graduate student in the Optical Sciences M.S. program, and one of the recipients of a NSF Bridge to the Doctorate Program fellowship.

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    Superlative Staff

    Superlative Staff: September 2016

    Staff Recognition Program banner

    Congratulations to Information Technology Systems Manager Ashley Bidegain, and Media Content Manager Graeme Hunt, who are our September 2016 SPOT Recognition award winners! Ashley, a two-time recipient, was nominated by Justin Walker, while Graeme was nominated by Luz Palomerez. 

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    Employment Opportunities