Issue Date: 
June 22, 2009


Vipers Soul Club, soul/Motown/R&B, 9 p.m. June 27, Shadow Lounge, 5972 Baum Blvd., East Liberty, 412-363-8277, www.shadowlounge.net.

Johann Johannsson, electro-acoustic music by Icelandic composer, 8 p.m. June 28, Andy Warhol Museum , 117 Sandusky St., North Side, 412-237-8300, www.warhol.org.


707 Penn Gallery, F295 Pinhole Photography, through June 27, 707 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-325-7017, www.pgharts.org.

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Forum 62: Maria Grazia Rosin, exhibition featuring 20 illuminated glass chandeliers inspired by marine and microscopic creatures, through June 28; Digital to Daguerreotype: Photographs of People, works from the museum’s permanent collection and local private collections, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3309, www.cmoa.org.


Cave Canem Poets in Greensburg, featuring readings and book signings by poets Thomas Sayers Ellis, Angela Jackson, Colleen J. McElroy, and Ed Roberson, 7:30 p.m.
June 22, University of Pittsburgh at Greenburg’s Village Hall, and Toi Derricotte, Pitt English professor, Cornelius Eady, and Natasha Tret Hewey, 6:30 p.m. June 25, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg, www.cavecamempoets.org.


Swing, by Paul Kelly, through June 26, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO, 412-456-6666, www.pittsburghclo.org.

What the Butler Saw, by Joe Orton, through June 27, Charity Randall Theatre inside Stephen Foster Memorial, 4301 Forbes Ave., Oakland, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre, 412-561-6000, www.picttheatre.org.

Harry’s Friendly Service,
by Rob Zellers, through June 28, O’Reilly Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 412-434-7590, www.ppt.org.

Pitt PhD Dissertation Defenses

Susan Burke, School of Medicine’s Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program, “Regulation of the L-PK and ACC Genes B4 Glucose and cAMP in Islet Beta Cells,” 1 p.m. June 22, Room 1295 Biomedical Science Tower.

Peter S. Vosler,
School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology Graduate Program, “Critical Role of Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factor 4G Degradation in Mediating Ischemia-Induced Neuronal Death,” 1 p.m. June 26, S-120 Biomedical Science Tower.

Mala Misra,
School of Medicine’s Center for Neuroscience/Neurobiology Graduate Program, “Hoxd10 and Hoxd11 Regulate Motor Column Patterning in the Lumbosacral Spinal Cord,” 1 p.m.
June 29, Room 1495 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

James Cray,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, “The Interaction of Androgenic Hormone and Craniofacial Variation: Relationship Between Epigenetics and the Environment on the Genome With an Eye Toward Non-Syndromic Craniosynostosis,” 11 a.m. June 30, 3106 Posvar Hall.

Oriana Hunter, Swanson School of Engineering, “Mechanical Cyclic Strain Induces Ceramide Generation in Endothelial Cells,” 2:30 p.m. June 30, 1st Floor Nimick Conference Room, Hillman Cancer Center.

Francesca Amati, School of Education’s Department of Health and Physical Activity, “Do Obesity and Physical Inactivity Underlie the Insulin Resistance of Aging?” 3 p.m. July 1, 8th Floor Conference Room, Montefiore Hospital.

Martha Milton Sklavos, School of Medicine’s Immunology Graduate Program, “Redox Modulation Protects From Antigen-Independent and Antigen-Dependent Injury in Islet Transplantation,” 10 a.m. July 1, Third Floor Conference Room, Rangos Research Center.

Vinod K. Sharma, School of Health and Rehbilitation’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, “Design and Evaluation of a Distributed, Shared Control, Navigation Assistance System for Power Wheelchairs,” 1 p.m. July 2, 5047 Forbes Tower.

Erinn Joyce, Swanson School of Engineering’s Department of Bioengineering, “Micromechanical Mechanisms of Fetal Membrane Failure,” 2 p.m. July 2, 207 Conference Room E, Bridgeside Point Building.

Genevieve Woodard, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology, “Evaluating Novel Risk Factor Associations for Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease,”
1 p.m. July 7, A523 Crabtree Hall.