Biology and BCMB independent research students (from first-year students performing 1-credit research to seniors performing their honors research) took a short study break and celebrated the holidays with the biology faculty at an Ugly Sweater Party. Several students who participated in this summer’s HHMI-supported FUTURE research program attended the event. FUTURE Mentors Erica Gorenberg, Andrew Kane were present along with FUTURE Students Alyse Brewer, Elana Roadcloud, and Samantha White. Ali Hrasok (not pictured) and Adrienne Murphy Stout who graduated with the Ursinus Class of 2013 returned to campus to attend the event and meet with good friends. Music, food and of course – some discussion on finals – were all part of the fun.