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  • Christine Orr Joins OSA as Director of Publication Sales
    Christine Orr Joins OSA as Director of Publication Sales
    23 September 2008
    The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Christine Orr has joined its staff as director of publication sales. In this position Orr will work to increase the presence of OSA’s journals in the library and institutional subscriber communities.

  • Invisibility Undone
    Invisibility Undone
    03 September 2008
    Harry Potter beware! A team of Chinese scientists has developed a way to unmask your invisibility cloak. According to a new paper in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society’s (OSA) open-access journal, certain materials underneath an invisibility cloak would allow invisible objects be seen again.

  • OSA's OpticsForKids Web Site Wins iParenting Media Award
    OSA's OpticsForKids Web Site Wins iParenting Media Award
    21 August 2008
    The Optical Society’s (OSA) optics youth education Web site, OpticsForKids.org, recently won an iParenting Media Award for Outstanding Products of 2008. iParenting.com is an online community for parents and parents-to-be and is part of Disney’s network of family-focused Web sites. The award recognizes exceptional products for parents and their families in 20 categories. OpticsForKids.org joins an impressive list of winning organizations all specializing in education Web sites.

  • Industry Newsmakers - 2nd Quarter 2008
    Industry Newsmakers - 2nd Quarter 2008
    04 August 2008
    The industry’s leading conference on lasers and electro-optics, CLEO/QELS & PhAST, took place in May. More than 350 exhibitors, including several OSA Corporate Member companies, were on hand displaying the latest products and innovations. This edition of Industry Newsmakers includes news from Lockheed Martin, Newport, New Focus, nLIGHT and more.

  • OSA Foundation Announces Funding for New and Continuing Programs
    OSA Foundation Announces Funding for New and Continuing Programs
    04 August 2008
    The Optical Society’s (OSA) Foundation Board of Directors recently approved new funding for programs taking place this year. These grants will help advance international optics-related education by renewing successful grants and introducing new programs. The grants and programs will benefit students and educators around the world by providing resources such as classroom sets, travel support and program funding.

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