Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekly quiz

Old habits die hard. (No, the quiz is not "Who wrote the lyrics to a 2004 movie of that title?") This blog is hardly three months old, and already I'm accustomed to giving readers an update on our readership each week.

Here is the list of countries with the greatest number of readers to date:

- United States
- Italy
- South Korea
- Greece
- Sri Lanka
- Germany
- United Kingdom
- France
- Brazil
- Japan

Is your country on that list?

Click on the placemarks to see the ranking of the top 10 countries.

We're definitely in the market for ideas for blog posts. We plan posts next week on internship/job opportunities, budgeting for graduate school and a look at a debate course run by American Foreign Policy Professor John Harper.

What would you like to see? We welcome your ideas.

Now, the quiz.

Who is the man in the picture and what does he have to do with SAIS Bologna?

Send in your answers using the comment section below. The winner gets a free lunch at Giulio's caffè.

Ivo, today

Ivo and Giulio

Nelson Graves


Nilshan said...

ok, here's another attempt to get my hands on that lunch!! :)

that's Ivo Rossetti - who has been working at SAIS for over 3 decades - and that's a photo of him in his early days as a barista! :)

and it's awesome to see sri lanka on that map!!

Anonymous said...

The old Giulio's caffè? Maybe the man was the first caffè manager...

Góes said...

That's Ivo Rossetti working as a barista. He currently handles SAIS Bologna mail.

fracuo said...

Well well well, I bet that he's some kind of ancestor of "Giulio's Cafe" at some kind of ancestor of the Bologna Center Cafeteria!

Aarti said...

Dear Nelson,

I remembered having seen this picture on your blog few weeks ago. The man in the picture is Ivo Rossetti who has worked at the SAIS Bologna for more than three decades, first as a barista. At present, he handles a myriad things at the Center.


Jerome said...

Dear Nelson,

This picture depicts Ivo Rossetti who was the barista, or bartender, of a cafe at the Bologna Center. The bar area was expanded and named after him with the help of the class of 1989.

Best regards,


Jerome said...

Also, needless to say that he was the barista of the Cafe at the Bologna Center.


Nelson Graves said...

Ivo Rossetti's fame spreads far and wide! Yes, the picture is of Ivo, who as our winner, Nilshan, notes, has been at the Bologna Center for more than 3 decades. In the early days, he ran the caffe'. "Where is Ivo?" is the question on the lips of most alumni from the 1970s and 1980s when they return to the Center. As an ex-journalist, I know where to get my information, and there is no wiser or better informed source than Ivo. He now handles the Center's mail -- among many other things. Nilshan -- perhaps Ivo will join us for lunch? Thanks to all of you for playing the quiz.

Nilshan said...

that would be awesome!! very much looking forward to an opportunity.