On Saturday December 15, 2012 at Commencement, Dr. Harry W. Orf, BS 1971, will recieve and honoary degee from the University.  Haryy  had been Vice President for Scientific Operations and Professor of Chemistry at the Scripps Florida Research Institute since 2004, which is located in Jupiter, FL but returned to Massachusetts General Hospital as Senior Vice President for Research in February 2012. Harry spent 21 years at MGH and was Director of the Molecular Biology Laboratories there.  He received his PhD degree with E. J. Corey at Harvard University.

On Monday April 30, 2012, Dr. Stephen A. Kolodziej BA 1987, PhD 1992, presented the 25th Annual Distinguished Alumni Lecture.

On Saturday April 21 2012 , was held on April 21, 2012 at which Joyce Corey and Rudi Winter were honored.  About 100 alumni, faculty members and friends were in attendance.  Special comments were made by Jean (Huhmann) Vincent BA 1992, PhD 1997 and Bill Van Arsdale BA 1978, PhD 1984..

On Monday March 19 2012 Professor Valentino Stella, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will present the Fifteenth Annual Robert W. Murray Lecture.