• Movie Night: Could Jurassic Park come true? What about Contagion? Watch a favorite movie and chat with scientists afterwards about what is possible and what is Hollywood fantasy. Movies will be shown in the residential houses. If you have a movie to suggest, contact Tom Torello or Lisa Fountain.
  • Dinners: Have dinner with a faculty member and learn what’s new in cell and molecular biology. Or discuss your favorite biology-related topic.  
  • Debate Night: Challenge your friends to a debate about the hottest controversy in the literature. Small groups of students work with a faculty member to choose a paper and argue its strengths and weaknesses. Invite your friends to vote who is most convincing, and win a pound of LA Burdick chocolate. To organize a debate night, contact Tom Torello.


  • Winter holiday party


  • Winter break breakfast: staying on campus during January? Come sample Lisa’s hot breakfast and a cup of coffee.
  • Study break:  Come enjoy an evening of food and conversation.  If you're a senior putting the finishing touches on your thesis, this is a great opportunity for a much needed break.  For everyone else, it's a great opportunity to hang out with fellow concentrators and support those who are thesis-ing!
  • Show and Tell:  An evenings’ entertainment in which seniors channel their inner artistry to illustrate their thesis work using rap, poetry, dance, song, skits, you name it, while sampling treats from L.A. Burdick. 
  • Senior Celebration: congratulations to senior concentrators!


  • BBQ: all life science concentrators are invited to a summer BBQ.

Student Events Committee:  Want to join a committee of students to help organize concentration events?  Email Tom!