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Nerd of the Month for January 2015

Written by gbspcamp on Monday, January 12, 2015

Nerd of the Month for January 2015

Stanford Academic Director, Noah Rosenblum, shares a few nerdy fun facts while writing his dissertation.

Name:  Noah Rosenblum

What are you doing now:  Answering the Nerd of the Month questionnaire! Also, not writing my dissertation.

Relationship to Great Books:  Longtime Academic Director.  Before that, I was a PA.

Nerdy fun fact:  I can whistle all the airs to that infernal nonsense Pinafore.

Nerdiest Attribute:  My glasses.

Favorite book:  Augustus, by John Williams

What I'm reading right now : Supreme Power, by Jeff Shesol

How many (and which) fictional/dead languages do you speak?  Ancient Greek, which I always thought was a dead language, but has turned out to be  fictional .

Favorite/least favorite word?  Favorite: wrest.  Least favorite: limpid.

Which nerd in history would you most like to have a late brunch with?  Hannah Arendt.

Who was your first fictional crush?  Caddy Woodlawn.

Which author would you want to write your story?  Flannery O'Connor.

Who would win in a fight between   Dumbledore’s Army vs. the Avengers?  Please, really? DA without a doubt.

What question would you like to ask next month’s Nerd of the Month?  Can the movie ever be better than the book?

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