Director Daniel Wright, PhD of the Shakespeare Authorship Research Center at Concordia University in Portland OR, announced that as part of the April 8-11, 2010 Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference, the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre at Concordia will be named in honor of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Paul Roe of Pasadena CA. The center will be christened the Richard Paul and Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre during a ceremony to be held at 5:30 p.m. April 9 at Concordia.
The gifts bestowed by this revered colleague and his wife, in sums totaling almost half a million dollars, have gone far to make the institutionalization of the Shakespeare authorship inquiry — in a permanent, academic, and non-political setting for the benefit of scholars on this campus and worldwide — a reality. I hope you will join us for the ceremony that will name the SARC after this esteemed couple during the 14th annual Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference.
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