Wednesday, February 9
Bill Washer, a guitarist who has played everything from classical music to Broadway, experiments with world jazz. 7:30 p.m., Foy Hall. $12, $6 seniors/students. Ext. 1650.
Monday, February 14
Anne Dutlinger, associate professor of art, and Lisa Fischler, assistant professor of political science, shepherded a group of students around Japan for May term 2004. In “Sojourners in Japan,” they’ll give an illustrated discussion about their trip for the Monday Night Speakers Series. 7:00 p.m., Prosser Auditorium, HUB. Dinner preceding, 6:15 p.m., $8.25. Ext. 1366.
In chess, a gambit is the sacrifice of an unimportant piece, usually a pawn, to advance the strategy toward checkmate. Royal Gambit by Hermann Gressieker is a play about six women, the wives of Henry VIII of England, who are pawns in the political strategy of producing a male heir for the king. Moravian’s production plays at 8:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2:00 p.m. Sunday. $13, $9 students. Ext. 1489.
Friday, February 18
Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton and Sonic Trance extend the boundaries of fusion jazz. 8:00 p.m., Foy Hall. $20, $15 seniors, $10 students. Ext. 1650.
Saturday, February 19
The 19th annual Student Mathematics Conference features guest speaker Aparna Higgins of the University of Dayton. Undergraduate talks on the kind of things mathematicians like to talk about will fill the rest of the day, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in the PPHAC lobby. Last year, more than 200 students from 30 different schools attended. Information: Ext. 1605.
Sunday, February 20
In “New Year’s with the Navajo,” eight students who worked on a Navajo reservation in the Four Corners region over the holiday break will describe their experience in photos, narrative, and music. 6:00 p.m., PPHAC 102. Ext. 1602.
Monday, February 21
Joanne Dangelmajer McKeown, associate professor of French, will discuss the elegant book she’s writing with Carole Brown, associate professor emerita of English, on Dr. Antoine Despine, a 19th-century French physician whose work with child patients anticipated Freud.
Co-author Carole will be there, and so will Christie Jacobsen ’00, “who has done wonders with the desktop publishing,” Joanne says. 4:00 p.m., PPHAC 103. Ext. 1396.