Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Weekly quiz!

It's that time of the week. Time to take a short break from thinking of statements of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts and economics prerequisites. Here is our second weekly quiz. The winner gets his or her name in lights on this very blog. Here we go:

Who is the Director of the SAIS Bologna Center and in which field did he receive his Ph.D?


Here is a hint -- this is a picture of our Director some years ago:

Who is this man and what did he study?
(photo courtesy of U. of Minnesota)
You can send in your answer by commenting on this blog entry or by sending an email to admissions@jhubc.it.

Reminder: the winner of our first weekly quiz was Ilektra of Athens. And Anonymous won the extra credit. (Anonymous -- please come forward.)

Tomorrow: a photo gallery by SAIS Bologna students showing Bologna and the Bologna Center

Nelson Graves

7 comments:

Eva W. said...

The Director of SAIS BC is Kenneth Keller with a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering (from JHU).

Johns Hopkins
SAIS Bologna
said...

Congrats to Eva W. for winning our second weekly quiz! She correctly identified Kenneth Keller as the SAIS Bologna Director, noted that he received his Ph.D in chemical engineering, and even pointed out correctly that he obtained that degree from Johns Hopkins. Eva was very quick to respond. Eva -- I will offer you lunch at Giulio's bar in the SAIS Bologna building. But are you in Bologna? The same offer to Ilektra who won last week's quiz. (We're going to have to make these more difficult, or I'm in financial trouble.) Nelson

pi said...

Nice blog! I like your writing way. I'm doing practice GMAT here: gmatonlinetest.com . I hope it's useful for GMAT test takers.

Johns Hopkins
SAIS Bologna
said...

Dear pi - Thanks very much. "We try harder." (Can you say which company used to use that as its slogan?) It's good to practice the GMAT. Such standardized tests are never perfect measures of one's capabilities or promise. But they are benchmarks of sorts. And it's good to challenge oneself. The structure of such tests can be mystifying to the uninitiated, especially non-Americans, so studying the format can be very helpful. Good luck. And please keep readying the blog and comment as you please. Nelson

Johns Hopkins
SAIS Bologna
said...

Erratum: I meant "...please keep reading the blog..." Nelson

Marko Grujicic said...

In reply to question about company's slogan. The answer is AVIS Rent a Car System.

Johns Hopkins
SAIS Bologna
said...

Marko -- You are sharp as a tack. Well done. I thought that slogan was long gone. It's near impossible to pull a fast one on the readers of this blog. Nelson

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