Issue Date: 
June 6, 2011


Violins for Vasculitis, fundraiser for Vasculitis Foundation, featuring Allison Lint, violin, and Richard Pinkerton, piano, 7 p.m. June 9, 125 Frick Fine Arts Building, AllisonRL355@gmail.com.

Grand Finale With Ax and Beethoven, with Manfred Honeck conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony and soloist Emanuel Ax in Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, June 10-12, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 412-392-4900, www.pgharts.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project, five-time Grammy-nominated artist Michael Feinstein with Marvin Hamlisch conducting, June 16-19, Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra POPS!, 412-392-4900, www.pgharts.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


The Frick Art & Historical Center, Fin de Siecle Prints: Art Nouveau on Paper, through Sept. 11, 7227 Reynolds St., Point Breeze, 412-371-0600, www.thefrickpittsburgh.org.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Ragnar Kjartansson: Song, through Oct. 9; Hand Made: Contemporary Craft in Ceramic, Glass, and Wood, ongoing, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland, 412-622-3131, www.cmoa.org.

Heinz History Center, Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World, exploring personal side of one of our founding fathers, through July 31; America’s Best Weekly: A Century of The Pittsburgh Courier, through Oct. 2; 1212 Smallman St., Strip District, 412-454-6000, www.heinzhistorycenter.org.


“A Life in Transplantation,” Ron Shapiro, Robert J. Corry Chair in Transplantation Surgery, Pitt School of Medicine, 4:30 p.m. June 9, Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall, Provost’s Inaugural Lecture Series, www.provost.pitt.edu.

“Assessment in the Workplace,” John J. Norcini, president and CEO, Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research, noon June 17, 4th Floor Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 3, Medical Education Grand Rounds, Office of the Vice Dean, Pitt School of Medicine, 412-648-9000, www.megr.pitt.edu.


Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, annual arts fest held at various locations Downtown, through June 12, www.3riversartsfest.org.

ICAIL 2011: Thirteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, hosted by Pitt School of Law and International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law, June 6-10, Barco Law Building, registration and fee details available at 412-624-7451, www.law.pitt.edu.

Basic Issues in Health Care Ethics, consortium, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 7, La Roche College, 9000 Babcock Blvd., McCandless, Pitt Consortium Ethics Program, Pitt Schools of Medicine and Social Work, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, 412-647-5834, www.pitt.edu/~cep.

TIES Informational Luncheon for Researchers and Research Assistants, talk on Text Information Extraction System (TIES), Rebecca Crowley, director, Department of Biomedical Informatics Graduate Training Program, Pitt School of Medicine, 11 a.m. June 7, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital South, Conference Room M3901, open to Pitt and UPMC faculty, staff, and students, registration required, http://ties.upmc.com/register/index.html, 412-623-4753.


Euridice and Orpheus, music and text by Ricky Ian Gordon, June 9-11, Allegheny Cemetery, 4734 Butler St., Lawrenceville, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh in collaboration with Attack Theatre, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org.

Jekyll & Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of good and evil, set to the music of Frank Wildhorn, June 14-26, Benedum Center, 719 Liberty Ave., Downtown, Pittsburgh CLO, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean, a return to the ’50s and ’60s, through Oct. 2, CLO Cabaret, 655 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-281-3973, www.pittsburghclo.org, PITT ARTS Cheap Seats, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.

God of Carnage, Yasmina Reza’s contemporary comedy and winner of 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, through June 26, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 621 Penn Ave., Downtown, 412-456-6666, www.pgharts.org, Pitt Arts Cheap Seats Program, 412-624-4498, www.pittarts.pitt.edu.


Shikha Basnet,
School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics, 4 p.m. June 6, The Nature and Consequences of Civil Strife, 4716 Posvar Hall.

James Thieman, Pitt School of Medicine’s Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology Graduate Program, noon June 9, “Regulation of Clathrin-Coated Vesicle Nucleation,” 1103 Scaife Conference Center.

Heather Fisher, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication, 1 p.m. June 9, “Mythologizing Charles Van Doren: The 1950s, the Media, and the Making of Cultural Memory,” 1128 Cathedral of Learning.

Ryan Minster, Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Human Genetics, 2 p.m. June 10, “Pleiotropic Relationships Among Measures of Bone Mineral Density, Bone Geometry, Lean Muscle Mass, and Fat Mass,” A115 Crabtree Hall.

Erhan Demircioglu, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, 3:30 p.m. June 10, “At the Gates of Consciousness: Physicalism and Phenomenal Concepts,” 1001B Cathedral of Learning.

Gregory Strom, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, 2 p.m. June 13, “Multitasking, Consequentialism, and Practical Imagination,” 1001 B Cathedral of Learning.

Samah Mazraani, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics, 10:30 a.m. June 14, “Essays on Fiscal Policy,” 4900 Posvar Hall.

Kristen A. Butela, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biological Sciences, 1 p.m. June 14, Physiological Basis for Predator Escape in Salmonella, A219B Langley Hall.

Ranmal Samarasinghe, Center for Neuroscience, 11:15 a.m. June 15, “Non-Classical Glucocorticoid Receptor Action Regulates Gap Junction Intercellular Communication and Neural Progenitor Cell Proliferation,” 1195 Starzl Biomedical Science Tower.

Xi Liu, Pitt School of Medicine’s Program in Integrative Molecular Biology, 2 p.m. June 15, “Identification of Human Vam6p as a Novel Cellular Interactor for Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Large T Antigen,” 2nd-Floor Conference Room, Hillman Cancer Center.

Stacey Waite, School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English, 3 p.m. June 16, “Teaching Queer: Possibilities for Writing, Reading, and Knowing,” 501G Cathedral of Learning.

Francis Pike, Graduate School of Public Health, 12:30 June 21, “Joint Modeling of Censored Longitudinal and Event Time Data,” 109 Parran Hall.