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George Rodrigue Lecture welcomes Stephen Utz

Utz will lecture on the late Walker Percy, the novelist and philosopher who lived his life out in Covington.

Walker Percy
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The George Rodrigue Lecture of 2016 will be held Wednesday, March 2, on the UL Lafayette campus and will host Stephen Utz, who will speak on the late novelist and philosopher Walker Percy, who lived his life out in Covington. Utz's lecture is titled "The Itch for Omniscience: Walker Percy and The Examined Life."

A devout Roman Catholic, Percy won national and international acclaim for his novels and won the National Book Award for his first novel, The Moviegoer.

Stephen Utz
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Utz has a doctorate in philosophy from Cambridge University and is on the law faculty of the University of Connecticut. His writings and practice of law have won him national and international recognition.

The lecture will be held in Oliver Auditorium, in Oliver Hall, Room 112, at 7 p.m. The lecture is open to the public without charge. For more information, visit