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UNI Online is a compilation of notices to be distributed to faculty and staff. The deadline for submission is noon, the day before publication. UNI Online is distributed on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Submitted items must be sponsored by a UNI department, program or organization. No commercial or personal announcements are allowed. Announcements must have news, not opinion content. Submit items to: http://www.uni.edu/unionline/

 

 

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009

NEWS:

STRATEGIC PLANNING TOWN HALL MEETINGS:

Join President Allen, Provost Gibson and the strategic planning committee at a town hall meeting to discuss the strategic planning process. Plan to attend one of the two town hall meetings scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 21, or from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22. Both meetings will be held in Commons Ballroom.

 
PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL:

The university intends to apply for inclusion in this year's President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. UNI was awarded the distinction of "Honor Roll Member" in the President's Community Service Honor Roll for 2008. In light of that recognition and consistent with President Allen's priorities, faculty and staff are asked to complete the community service projects inventory at http://www.ir.uni.edu/surveys/communityservice/ by Tuesday, Oct. 20. Contact Shashi Kaparthi, shashi.kaparthi@uni.edu with questions.

 

OFFER YOUR EXPERTISE:

The Dalai Lama steering committee is building a list of resources in anticipation of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet's visit to UNI on May 18. We would like to create a directory of UNI experts in areas related to the Dalai Lama; Tibet and its people, culture, political environment and history; Buddhism and world religions; meditation; etc. This list will be posted online, potentially used for outreach and activities leading up to May 18, and made available to the media and the public. If you are interested in being included, e-mail your name, contact information, and expertise and how it relates to the Dalai Lama's visit to rebecca.schultze@uni.edu by Friday, Oct. 30.

 

UNI: VETERAN-FRIENDLY CAMPUS:

As veterans return from war and pursue a degree at UNI, it's important to understand and respond to their unique needs. Attend "UNI: Veteran-friendly Campus," a program designed to provide insights about this important student population, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, or from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Maucker Union Old Central Ballroom. Register in advance at www.uni.edu/admissions/insights. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs. E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu for more information.

 

DELL AND APPLE PURCHASES:

Beginning Monday, Nov. 2, purchases made from Dell and Apple should utilize the procurement card rather than a requisition/PO. This change is intended to increase efficiencies in order processing and payments to these suppliers. The university currently participates in a pricing agreement with Apple and has a competitively bid contract with Dell. If you do not have a procurement card, and need to order from either of these companies, contact Molly Rickert in OBO at 3-6448. For instructions on how to do business with Dell and Apple, visit

http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/obo/purchasing/vendors/dell.shtml.

 

IOWA NASA EPSCoR CONCEPT PAPERS DUE OCT. 19:

Two-page concept papers for the first round of the Iowa NASA ESPCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) selection process are due Monday, Oct. 19. Information is available at http://www.uni.edu/osp/iowa-nasa-epscor-request-proposals-due-oct-19. Contact Hillery Oberle at hillery.oberle@uni.edu or 3-3961 if you intend to submit a concept paper or have questions.

 

DID YOU KNOW? CSBS:

CSBS offers unique four-year undergraduate majors not offered anywhere else in the state, including criminology, gerontology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and public administration. The M.A. in Women's and Gender Studies and the M.A. in criminology are unique to UNI.  The social work department also graduates the highest number of social workers in the state.

 

OCTOBER IS DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH:

To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, look for facts and tips regarding individuals with disabilities. Fact of the Day: Every nine seconds a person will suffer a disabling work injury (National Safety Council, Injury Facts 2004). Look for more disability awareness information in future October UNI Online issues or visit http://www.uni.edu/disability.

 

SAFE ZONE ALLY SESSIONS CANCELLED:

Safe Zone Ally orientations scheduled for Oct. 26, 27 and 29 have been cancelled. Those who wish to obtain a Safe Zone Ally card to display will soon be offered an online opportunity to obtain one. Look for announcements later this semester. E-mail drake.martin@uni.edu for more information.

 

EUNICE DELL AWARD NOMINATIONS:

Nominations are being accepted for the Eunice A. Dell Award for "Making a Difference." Individuals may nominate employees in the Division of Administration and Financial Services who, by their actions, have made a difference at UNI and/or in the community. Information, award criteria and nomination forms can be found at http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/recognition/. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT:

The UNI Graduate College and Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) are conducting a small grant competition to support interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional program development. This request for proposals will fund up to four $2,500 proposals for interdisciplinary/inter-institutional graduate program curricular development, and up to four $2,500 proposals for interdisciplinary/inter-institutional research projects or center development. The proposal deadline is 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. For more information and an application cover sheet, visit http://www.grad.uni.edu/awards/interprogdev.aspx.

 

BARTLETT A LOT TO CLOSE FOR HOMECOMING:

The Bartlett A lot will be closed at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16. The Homecoming committee will re-open the lot Saturday morning for limited Homecoming festival parking. The east rows will remain blocked off for the duration of the festival and will re-open after 2 p.m. Contact the Homecoming committee at 3-2683 with questions.

 

SUPERVISORY AND CONFIDENTIAL COUNCIL MEETING:

The next meeting of the Supervisory & Confidential (S&C) Council will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in GIL 025 (enter through Human Resources Office).

 

PLAN TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK, NOV. 16-20:

International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the U.S.
Participate by proposing an event or series of events. Events may include, but are not limited to: information tables in the Maucker Union and other locations, information sessions, lectures, discussion panels, international movies, conversation tables, presentations, etc. To submit an event, e-mail nadia.korobova@uni.edu with the following: title of event, brief description, preferable date and time, and contact person. The deadline for submitting an event is Friday, Oct. 30.

 

UNI IN THE NEWS:

Art Cox, finance, is quoted in a story in the Des Moines Register about housing tax credits.

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20091013/BUSINESS/910130377/1001/NEWS

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Hartman Reserve Nature Center needs individuals to assist in leading programs for K-12 school groups. School visits are three hours long and opportunities exist Monday through Friday. Volunteers age 18 and older are welcome. Volunteers should e-mail volunteerUNI@vccv.org for more information regarding this volunteer opportunity.

 

CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILI MONTH:

Enjoy hot chili everyday Monday, Oct. 19 through Friday, Oct. 30, at Prexy's in celebration of National Chili Month. A different chili will be featured each day. Panther chili, zesty beef chili, Mexican chicken chili, and many others will be available.

 

UNI BAG SETS:

UNI's Construction Management Club and Pi Sigma Epsilon have teamed up to provide hand-crafted exclusive Panther Tailgating Bag Sets to UNI fans, while supplies last. Each set includes two boards with handles and eight bags. Sets are $60 for students and $80 for non-students. To view pictures or print an order form, visit www.wix.com/pseuni/pseuni. Checks should be made out to PSE and mailed to: The University of Northern Iowa Marketing Office, CBB 335, Cedar Falls, IA 50613. E-mail Paula at throndsp@uni.edu with questions.

 

TELL YOUR STUDENTS:

To read MyUNIverse News.

EMPLOYMENT:

MERIT VACANCIES:

Merit vacancies are available for viewing at:
http://www.vpaf.uni.edu/hrs/employ/merit/employee.shtml

 

The latest faculty, staff and student job openings at UNI can be found at http://www.uni.edu/resources/employment/

EMPLOYEE RESOURCES:

VERIFY CLASS LISTS:

In order for the Office of the Registrar to correct registration discrepancies, it's important that instructors provide information about differences between official class lists and student attendance. To verify the accuracy of class lists and/or report any discrepancies, print, complete and return the Class List Verification form at http://www.uni.edu/registrar/faculty/webgradeentryguide.shtml.

 

SAS STATISTICAL SOFTWARE SHORT COURSE:

Statistical Consulting Lab (SCL) will offer an introductory SAS short course at the following times: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct 20; 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct 20; and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in WRT 110 computer lab. E-mail Mark Jacobson at jacobson@cs.uni.edu to for more information. Visit http://www.cs.uni.edu/~jacobson/SCL for information on short courses (SPSS, Minitab, SAS).

 

FACULTY ELECTRONIC GRADE ENTERING:

Need a refresher on entering mid-term and final grades electronically? Hands-on practice and assistance in a test environment will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in the ITS training room (SSC002) in East Bartlett Hall. For more information on electronic grade entry, see http://www.uni.edu/registrar/faculty/webgradeentryguide.shtml. E-mail the Office of the Registrar at registrar@uni.edu with questions.

 

IPERS COUNSELING:

An IPERS representative will conduct one-on-one counseling sessions from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 21, in GIL 010. To schedule an individual appointment, contact Kevin Wenndt with IPERS at 1-800-622-3849.

 

STUDENT PANEL TO DISCUSS DISABILITY EXPERIENCES:

UNI students will discuss their experiences as individuals with disabilities on a college campus at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the CME. Those in attendance will gain an understanding of accommodations and services students utilize while pursuing their education as well as common misconceptions people with disabilities face in their everyday lives.

 
LEARN HOW TO BE SAFE ONLINE:

Eric Lukens, with the ITS Security Office, will discuss online safety at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in CBB 1. Topics will include online privacy with an emphasis on social networking sites and how to avoid viruses, scams, phishing and other online hazards, all presented in easy-to-understand, non-geek language. http://www.uni.edu/its/security/onlinesafety.html

SPECIAL EVENTS:

HOMECOMING 5K RUN/WALK:

The Panther Pacers running club will host its 12th Annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, by the West Dome parking lot. Early registration fees are $12 for UNI students and $15 for non-students. Race-day registration fees are $20. Forms must be hand-delivered to WRC 101 on or before Tuesday, Oct. 13, to be eligible for the early registration fee. For more information, or to download the entry form, visit http://www.pantherpacers.com

 

WRC POOL NAMING:

President Benjamin J. Allen cordially invites you to attend the dedication of the Glen F. Henry Swimming and Diving Pool at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in the WRC. Parking will be available in the Campbell Hall parking lot. For more information, call 3-6078.

 

SAFE DATE TAILGATE:

The Women's and Gender Studies program will host the fourth annual Safe Date Tailgate from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in the southwest corner of the North WRC lot to raise awareness about safe dating and violence prevention on campus. There will be free food, drinks, tailgating games and a raffle.

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE:

Learn how to participate in the Jan. 18 "Day of Service" from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in the SIAC Conference Room, Maucker Union (upper level). Lauren Pelleymounter, director of the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, will lead the discussion.

 

UNI COMMUNITY VISIT DAY: ANKENY:

Did you know more than 11,600 UNI alumni and more than 1,600 alumni educators live in the Ankeny area? UNI is planning a community visit day in the Ankeny area on Tuesday, Oct. 20. UNI will host a variety of events with service clubs, schools, business leaders and prospective students. For more information contact Stacey Christensen at stacey.christensen@uni.edu, or 3-6728, or visit http://www.uni.edu/communityvisit/ankeny.

 

DATE CLARIFICATION -- MAUCKER UNION CELEBRATION:

The 40th anniversary and reopening celebration of Maucker Union was misadvertised in some campus mailings. The event is at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, in the Maucker Union Coffeehouse.

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CSBR OPEN HOUSE:

UNI's Center for Social & Behavioral Research has moved; attend an open house to learn about CSBR and opportunities for collaboration from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 2304 College St. (CET). Visit www.uni.edu/csbr for more information.

ATHLETICS:

VOLLEYBALL:

UNI volleyball will host Wichita State at 7:05 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in the McLeod Center. Volleyball will also host a Dig Pink match against Missouri State at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in the McLeod Center.

 

SOCCER:

Soccer hosts Indiana State at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, at the CVYSA Complex.

 

WOMEN'S RUGBY:

The UNI Women's Rugby team will host the University of Illinois at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, on the fields west of the UNI-Dome on 27th Street. Free admission. Contact Jennifer Murra at jennifer.murra@uni.edu or 3-2676 with questions.

 

SWIMMING:

Swimming will hold its alumni meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, in the WRC pool.

 

FOOTBALL:

Panther football hosts Southern Illinois at 4:05 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17, in the UNI-Dome.

EXHIBITIONS/FILMS:

MIDDLE EAST MOVIE NIGHT:

See "Recycle" at 7 p.m., Monday Oct. 19, in SRL 212. Inspired by his reporting on Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and Al Qaeda, Jordanian/Palestinian filmmaker Mahmoud al Massad returns to Zarqa, where he grew up, to make "Recycle." Massad charts the daily life of a religious Islamic man trying to survive in one of Zarqa's poorest neighborhoods. Middle East movie night meets at 7 p.m., every Monday, in SRL 212.

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS:

SUPPORT TRAINING FOR CHILDREN OF MILITARY FAMILIES:

Learn how deployment affects military families in your community and where to find free resources and training to support them in an interactive workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in SEC 252. Due to limited seating, the registration deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 14. Military families need the help of community-based support networks to serve them where they live. School professionals, health professionals and community organizations are key to developing these community-based support networks. Call Darcie Davis-Gage at 3-4243 or e-mail Ashley at weltera@uni.edu with questions. Free for students, $25 for professionals (CEUs available).

 

FINDING ANGEL INVESTORS FOR YOUR BUSINESS:

You have a great idea for a business, the business plan is written, and maybe you have even started production or launched your service. All you need is some cash to get your business going. Learn about finding an angel investor at a free, interactive webinar at noon, Thursday, Oct. 15, at www.myentre.net.

 

POTTING WORKSHOP AND LECTURE:

NIPS (Northern Iowa Potters and Sculptors) will host a two-day visiting artist workshop with Nick Joerling, studio potter from North Carolina. Demonstrations of working on the potter's wheel and finishing forms will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16, in the ceramics lab (KAB 126). Joerling will give a lecture about his artwork at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Art Auditorium (KAB 111).

 
LECTURE ON THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA:

Ellen J. Kennedy, interim director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Minnesota and director of the Genocide Intervention Network, will lecture on "Before and After Rwanda's Genocide: Creating Memory," at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in CBB 109. This lecture is one of a series of events organized by the UNI Holocaust and Genocide Education Program to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. For more information, e-mail Stephen.Gaies@uni.edu.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS I:

Learn the basics of starting a small business including business structure, taxes and resources, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in BCS 33 . Advance registration is required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC (5732).

 
GROUND BEETLES, PRAIRIES AND FIRE: MANAGING FOR BIODIVERSITY:

Kirk Larsen, head of the environmental sciences program at Luther College, will presesnt a seminar on natural resource research and management at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center (located ¼ mile west of the McLeod Center on W. 27th Street). Two primary processes important in the maintenance of tallgrass prairie are grazing and fire. Larsen will discuss using ground beetles as ecological indicators and evaluating their responses to fire. He will propose management strategies for tallgrass prairie preserves that will help maximize the biodiversity needed to conserve these endangered ecosystems.

 

COURIER EDITOR TO SPEAK AT UNI:

Nancy Newhoff, Courier editor, will speak from 4:45 to 5:45, Wednesday, Oct. 21, in SEC 425. Newhoff will discuss the Courier's focus, how the news is selected and trends that are affecting newspapers. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by UNI's American Democracy Project/Provost's Office, Leadership Studies, Communication Studies, Political Science. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898.

 

JACKSON KATZ: LECTURE AND DISCUSSION:

"Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), UNI and the Future of Gender Violence Prevention Education," a lecture and discussion, will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Lang Hall Auditorium. Organized by the Campus Violence Prevention Project and supported by Senate Speaker Funds, the UNI Provost's Office, and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. For more information, contact Annette Lynch at lynch@uni.edu or 3-3054.

 

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS II:

Learn the components of a business plan and what makes an effective plan from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in BCS 33. Information will build on information from the How to Start a Business I workshop. Advance registration is required; e-mail jpec@uni.edu or call 3-JPEC (5732).

 
LECTURE ON ANALYSIS OF EVOLUTIONARY GEOGRAPHIES OF INVENTION:

Dieter F. Kogler, University of Toronto, will present "The Geography of Knowledge Formation: Spatial and Sectoral Evolution of Technological Change in the Canadian Economy, 1983-2007" at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in ITTC 29, as part of the Department of Geography Speakers Series. Kogler's current research focuses on spatial analysis of innovation and technological advancement in industry around the world. Kogler investigates some of the novel approaches found in the study of regional patterns of invention and innovation, such as the "related variety," and the "local buzz and global pipelines" frameworks.

 

LEARN ABOUT POWER:

Learn about the use of rule-making and power in society at a Star Power simulation, led by Lisa D. Jicinsky, ROTH graduate residence life coordinator, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, in SEC, 252. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leadership Studies at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

CROW FORUM:

CROW Forum will take place at noon, Monday, Nov. 2, in the CME 109A. Ruth Chananie Hill, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Jennifer Waldron, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services; and Natalie Turner, Sociology undergraduate student, will present "Third Wave Agenda: Women’s Flat-Track Roller Derby." The Women's & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion.

 

FISH! PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP:

Mark Mortenson, education consultant, will present on the FISH! philosophy from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, in SEC 252. Participants will learn about the FISH! philosophy, made famous by the managers of Seattle's world-famous Pike Place Fish Market. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

 

LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP:

DyAnn Longseth, senior vice president for communication at Veridian Credit Union will present from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, in SEC 252. Veridian is unique in that it has integrated leadership concepts and practices throughout its organization. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gerri Perreault at 3-6898 or YLA@UNI.edu.

PERFORMING ARTS:

FLUTE MASTER CLASS/RECITAL:

Visiting artist Richard Sherman, flute, will offer a master class at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, in Graham Hall, Russell Hall and a recital at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. Sherman is professor of flute at the Michigan State University College of Music and is active as a soloist, orchestral musician and recitalist. He is former principal flute with the Rochester (New York) Philharmonic Orchestra, and is principal flute with the Chautauqua (New York) Symphony Orchestra and the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

A BOY, A WOLF AND A GIANT JAM SANDWICH:

Decorah native Philip Wharton will join the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, to present his new storytelling piece, The Giant Jam Sandwich, which features visuals and narration from John Vernon Lord and Janet Burroway's children's book. Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" also will be presented alongside artwork by local students. Tickets are available at wcfsymphony.org, at any UNItix location, or at 3-4TIX (4849).

 
VIOLA RECITAL:

UNI School of Music faculty artist Julia Bullard will present a viola recital at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Davis Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

EXECUTION OF JUSTICE:

"Execution of Justice" (by Emily Mann, directed by Karen Mitchell) will open the Interpreter's Theatre season. "Execution of Justice" is the story of Dan White's controversial trial for allegedly murdering Harvey Milk and George Moscone. "Execution of Justice" will show at 7:30 p.m, Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 21 - 24, in LNG 040. Free tickets will be available at 6:30 p.m.

 

UNI SINGERS AND WOMEN'S CHORUS:

The UNI Singers and UNI Women's Chorus will offer a shared Spotlight Series concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. For tickets, call 3-4TIX.

 

NORTHERN IOWA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT:

The Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra will offer its fall concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, in the Great Hall, GBPAC. This event is free and open to the public.

 

GLEE CLUB CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW:

UNI's Varsity Men's Glee Club annual Christmas variety shows will be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 4 and at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, at the GBPAC. The tradition continues as the Glee Club Celebrates its 32nd annual variety show. Order tickets now through a Glee Club member, at www.unitix.uni.edu or by calling 3-4849.

WELLNESS/RECREATION:

OCTOBER WORDS OF WELLNESS:

The October Words of Wellness (employee newsletter from Wellness and Recreation Services) is posted at http://www.uni.edu/wellrec/UNI_employee_wellness/wow/index.html. To receive a printed copy of each issue, or to be removed from the list, e-mail kathy.green@uni.edu or call 3-6921 with your name and UNI ID number.

 

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