By Keren G. Raz
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday February 6, 2003
Database developed by UA professor recognized
COPLINK, a crime-fighting computer database developed by Hsinchun Chen, a professor of management information services at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Business and Public Administration, won a Technology Solutions award from the Public Technology, Inc.
Awards recognize local governments across the nation for the use of innovative technologies to increase revenues, improve service to the community, save tax dollars or improve management.
The COPLINK initiative won in the public safety category for mid-sized cities.
Astronomers get ultra sharp images with new telescope
Astronomers have successfully tested a new method to remove atmospheric blurring from large ground-based telescopes.
The experiments were run in November 2002 and January 2003 at the 6.5-meter (21-foot) telescope at the MMT Observatory on Mount Hopkins, Ariz.
The project is a collaboration of the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory and Italy's Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri in Florence.
Michael Lloyd-Hart of the UA Center for Astronomical Adaptive Optics and chief system engineer Francois Wildi led the design and engineering effort.
"Arizona Illustrated" will showcase UA faculty
The KUAT-TV (Channel 6) nightly newsmagazine "Arizona Illustrated" will air a series of videos featuring the work and qualities of some of the University of Arizona's most outstanding faculty.
Recently inducted Regents' Professor Pierre Meystre was featured on a segment of last night's show at 6:30 p.m.
Meystre, of the UA Optical Sciences Center, is a world leader in theoretical quantum optics. His research helped develop the concept of manipulating atomic trajectories by light, a field known today as atom optics.
There has been no aspect of quantum optics that has not been profoundly impacted by his pioneering and ongoing research, colleagues say. Nobel Prize winners are quick to acknowledge Meystre's contributions.
Other faculty profiles include Regents' Professors:
· Roy R. Parker, molecular and cellular biology
· Michael Schaller, history
· Leslie P. Tolbert, ARL Division of neurobiology
· Michael A. Wells, biochemistry and molecular biophysics
The University Distinguished Professors that will be featured are:
· Robert Butler, geosciences
· Harold Dixon, theatre arts
· Wanda Howell, nutritional sciences
· Robert Robichaux, ecology and evolutionary biology