March 4, 2020
Join fellow central Pennsylvania alumni, faculty, staff and students for an evening celebrating the 2020 Stellfox Award-winner, Roberto Saviano.
Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rector Atrium
Stellfox Lecture: 7 p.m.
Location: Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium
Through the Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program, writer-activist Roberto Saviano serves an on-campus residency March 2-5, which includes a public reading, classroom visits and small-group interactions. During his public lecture, the Stellfox Award-winner will read and discuss excerpts from two of his books, Gomorrah (2006) and Piranhas (2016). An on-campus book signing will also take place. Saviano is an advocate for social justice, inclusivity and human rights. Since 2006 he’s been living under armed guard, after receiving death threats from the Neapolitan Mafia. He continues his fight against crime through his books, public lectures, articles and television appearances. Please register by Monday, March 2.