Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekly quiz

The 2011-12 SAIS Bologna class is starting to come together. The final deadline for U.S. candidates to send in their acceptances is May 1. Already we know the contours of that contingent -- we're excited by the diversity and quality of the candidates who will be coming.

Those who applied through the Bologna Admissions Office -- so the non-U.S. candidates who want to start their SAIS degree on the Italy campus -- have until May 16 to matriculate. To matriculate online and reserve your spot, go here. Thanks to those who have enrolled early as it allows us to get a head start on organizing the next few months and also is a favor to anyone on the wait list.

For the entire admissions packet, non-U.S. candidates can go here. There you can find among other documents the 2011-12 academic calendar, details on pre-term, the student guide book and information on a UniCredit loan for citizens of EU member states.

We are looking forward to Open House at the Bologna Center on May 5&6. For a schedule of the event and a registration form, click here. This is a good way to get to know the Center, its current students and faculty, and to meet some of next year's students as well. Of course we appreciate early registrations as it makes planning easier. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Amina or me.

On to the quiz.

Last week our question proved a real stumper until we added a useful hint. I hope this week's is challenging but achievable -- a bit like an academic course load.

The question: Who is the patron saint at the end of the world's longest arcade?

Nelson Graves


Cono said...

San Luca? I am not sure, but it worths to try...

NVM said...

The patron saint is Saint Luke of the Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca, a basilica church in Bologna, northern Italy. Apparently the long roofed arcade (Portico di San Luca) is some 3.5 km (2.17miles)long is consists of 666 arches!

Anonymous said...

Madonna of San Luca - the Virgin of San Luca


Nelson Graves said...

Cono, NVM and Shalva are all right: it is Saint Luke (San Luca) at the top of a hill at the end of a portico with 666 arches. (That is an interesting number -- worth a separate discussion.) I hope you all will someday have a chance to walk (or run, or bike) to San Luca. This is Cono's second consecutive win -- congratulations. NVM and Shalva -- shall we have a caffè macchiato some afternoon, as you've already won cappuccini?

NVM said...

Absolutely! If possible, I will settle for some freshly-brewed English tea.

Kanika said...

Madonna of San Luca - the Virgin of San Luca --