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Division Office Staff Restructuring 
We welcome Stephanie Hancock, who joins us as the Senior Division Assistant. Prior to joining PMA, she worked in Human Resources in a variety of roles, and has had a rich history with a multitude of departments on campus since 1999. She will facilitate the smooth operation of the office and can be contacted for obtaining signatures, coordinating the proposal submission process, meeting scheduling & support, and other administrative support for the Chair and Division Office. 
Michelle Vine is the Faculty Affairs Coordinator, and is responsible for professorial faculty matters including staffing faculty search committees; IACC package preparation; coordinating perspective visits; processing all aspects of faculty appointments, housing supplements, and provides other administrative support for tenure-track faculty. Michelle provides backup for Nell.
Nell Khatchatryan is the Postdoctoral Scholar & Visitor Affairs Coordinator 
and provides administrative management of all non-professorial Faculty and Visitor matters including processing assignments and coordinating Guests, External Affiliates, and Volunteers; 
up-keeping policy; and is the Postdoc Association staff representative. Nell provides backup for Michelle. 
Olga Batygin is the Academic Affairs and Communications Manager and is working towards improving internal and external communications and creating a cohesiveness and efficiency within academic affairs. Olga manages the academic affairs group and interfaces with a variety of offices on campus to help advance the mission of the Division Chair. 
Other Division Updates
We have not yet received any Moore Scholar Applications. If you would like to nominate a Moore Scholar for the 2016/17 academic year, please get your submission in to the Office of the Division Chair by Friday, January 15th. 
Groce Travel Funds to support graduate student travel to scientific conferences for 
educational development are available. If you are interested in taking advantage of this, please send a justification to your Executive Officer in Physics, Mathematics, or Astronomy.
Special Division Seminar
Omer's talk will be live streamed here but will not be available upon conclusion 
New Course Announcement 

This course will explore concepts and principles of state-of-the-art photonic imaging applied to neural systems, with particular focus on the optical interrogation of circuit-scale phenomena. The course will be carried out as a graduate-level seminar, with lectures from current literature by the instructor, senior scientists, and class participants. For course details and schedule see:

Winter TA Orientation RSVP
Please contact Olga Batygin with any questions or suggestions regarding this or other Division communications, or to submit your ThisWeek@PMA highlight request for consideration.