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Roche honored with Behrman Award

Thomas P. Roche, Jr., the Murray Professor of English Literature, has been honored with Princeton University's Behrman Award for distinguished achievement in the humanities.

Roche joined the Princeton faculty in 1960 after teaching at Williams College. A specialist in Renaissance poetry and the poet Edmund Spenser, he is the author or editor of many articles and numerous books, including an annotated edition of Spenser's "The Faerie Queene."

In addition to his teaching and scholarly activities, Roche has participated in the productions of various campus drama groups. A veteran performer, he made his directing debut last year with a campus production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

A Yale University graduate, Roche holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. from Princeton, and a master's degree from Oxford University.

The award was presented Saturday evening at a dinner ceremony attended by Princeton's incoming president, Professor Shirley Tilghman.

Bestowed annually, the Behrman Award was established in 1975 by a gift from the late Howard Behrman, a physician and book collector.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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