News & Events

Whether it's an article on the front page of an industry magazine or a Thursday-afternoon Colloquium lecture by one of the top minds in optics, the news and events of the College of Optical Sciences keep information in motion in the Meinel Building.

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College of Optical Science Latest NewsWatts Up! & Other News

OSC's primary source of information is our biweekly newsletter, Watts Up! But you can also explore all things UA Optics through our press releases, feature articles, media mentions and quicknews.

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College of Optical Sciences ColloquiumsColloquium Lecture Series

A lively forum wherein academic scholars and industry leaders discuss groundbreaking research and encourage questions and comments. Held on Thursdays during the academic year, the forum is open to students, faculty, the optics community and the general public.

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College of Optical Sciences Event CalendarCalendar of Events

View a month-by-month overview of UA and OSC events, including those for alumni, colloquiums, workshops, presentations and other industry related events.

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College of Optical Sciences Photo GalleriesOSC Photo Galleries

We make an effort to document every significant event that occurs at the College of Optical Sciences. Peruse events going back to 2003 in our photo gallery section.

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College of Optical Sciences VIdeosOSC Videos

The College of Optical Sciences, its faculty and students and events and presentations have been featured in numerous videos ranging from local news pieces to associated YouTube channels. 

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Featured Events

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Title: “Imaging Through Optical Fibers for Hair-Thin Endo-Microscopes”
  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
    OSC Alumni and Industrial Affiliates members are invited to register to attend the Wyant College of Optical Sciences’ Alumni and Industrial Affiliates Reception held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West - San Francisco. The event is Tuesday, January 25 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the W San Francisco Hotel. Due to health and safety practices – advanced registration is required, no walk-ins will be permited. Your health and safety are our top priority:  We are working closely with the W San Francisco Hotel to ensure there will be enough space to follow health and government best practices. You can expect mask requirements and social distancing to be observed.
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Monday, February 7, 2022   - Friday, February 11, 2022  
    PRISM WEEK | FEB. 7 - 11 Women in Optics' (WiO) largest annual event is coming soon, February 7th - 11th. Exciting events are planned such as an Optical Sciences Town Hall, an Allyship Panel, an Imposter Syndrome workshop, and the classic cookie decorating event.