Academic

Free Study Strategies Workshop: Maximizing Your Memory

Thursday, 9/29, 12:15 - 1:15 in Dana 101.
Worried that you might not remember what you've learned? Learn how to optimize the likelihood that you will!
This workshop will teach techniques that help your brain retain what you study.
Feel free to bring a bag lunch. $5 Door Prize!

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Contact: learningskills@dickinson.edu
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Join us for Writing Center re-dedication and QR Center open house

Neil Weissman, Noreen Lape, and Dickinson’s Writing and Quantitative Reasoning Program staff
invite you to attend
a re-dedication of the Norman M. Eberly ’24 Multilingual Writing Center
and an open house for the Quantitative Reasoning Center
Friday, September 30, 2016
Noon
The Norman M. Eberly ’24 Multilingual Writing Center
Open house with refreshments to follow until 2 p.m.
Please join our students, staff and faculty as we celebrate this exciting expansion of our program and physical space.

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Contact: wetzelc@dickinson.edu

8th annual FYS Excellence in Writing Awards Contest

The Writing Program is presenting up to three awards of $100 each for the best essays written in FYS classes. The essays can be of any length, in any genre, and for any FYS course. We accept one submission per student, and the essay must have been written in fall 2016 for a First-Year Seminar. You may revise your work with the help of professors, peers, or writing tutors as many times as you would like up until the due date.

We ask that all submissions include a cover sheet with the title of the essay, your name, the number and name of the FYS course, and the name of the FYS instructor. You should send your submissions electronically to the Writing Program at wetzelc@dickinson.edu or drop them off at the Norman M. Eberly Writing Center, located on the Main Floor of the library. The contest closes at 4:00 p.m. on December 9.

The winners will be notified in January and receive their awards at a special reception hosted by the Waidner-Spahr Library in the Biblio Café.

For more information, contact Noreen Lape at x1904 or lapen@dickinson.edu.

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Campus Job Opportunities

Campus Job Openings

Job Openings posted the week September 16, 2016
This week the following positions were posted and are currently available:
Job/Department

• Director of New Student Programs – Dean of Students Office
• Academic Department Coordinator - Biology
• Utility Worker – Dining Services

For additional information or to apply please stop by the HR Services Office or log on to the job line at https://jobs.dickinson.edu

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Career Center

Resumania

It's Resumania at the Career Center! Stop by Biddle House between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 9/27 to have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed, or for help with DickinsonConnect. Please remember to print out your document(s) and bring a paper copy with you. Refreshments will be provided. Everyone who attends will receive a free gift and will be eligible to win one of several prizes!

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Contact: kilkol@dickinson.edu

Vanguard Site Visit

Dickinson alumni working at Vanguard, one of the world's largest investment management companies, will host a small informative site visit on their campus in Malvern, PA on Wednesday, October 12th. Vanguard has a variety of career paths and opportunities throughout the company, whatever your skills and interests. Dickinsonian 'crew members' at Vanguard majored in chemistry, history, political science, computer science, math, economics, business, and more.

If you would like to be considered for this trip, email Heather Champion (champioh@dickinson.edu) with your resume and a very brief statement about why you’re interested in Vanguard. Please be aware that while this trip is open to all students, Vanguard requires permanent work authorization in the US for internships and full-time positions.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, September 28th

Please note that we will leave campus around 7am and return around 7pm. Transportation is provided.

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Contact: champioh@dickinson.edu

Dickinson Career Conference

Don't miss this opportunity to attend career-related programming and network with alumni. Events are scheduled throughout the day, from 8:45 am - 6:30 pm

Events include:
-Mock Interviews
-Industry-specific panel sessions
-Networking Lunch
-Life After Dickinson panel
-Marketing Yourself to Employers panel
-Successful Interviewing panel
-Networking Reception
Register by Friday, 9/30
For more information and to register, visit www.dickinson.edu/career
Questions? Contact Laura Kilko at kilkol@dickinson.edu

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Contact: kilkol@dickinson.edu
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University of Bremen Grad School Linkage Info. Session

Come learn about the linkage agreement that exists between Dickinson College and the University of Bremen for graduate study! (Masters programs in Business Studies, Professional Public Decision Making, Ecology, Media Culture, Transcultural Studies, Germanistik, Language Science, Transnational Literary Studies) ** Not all programs require German language proficiency.
WHEN: Thursday, 10/6 at noon
WHERE: Biddle House
If you're interested in applying for a master's program at the University of Bremen through the linkage agreement with Dickinson, please submit all application materials to Laura Kilko in the Career Center by November 15: resume, completed application form, references, statement of intent, transcript, and any degree-specific admissions requirements. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
For questions on the linkage agreement or the process for applying, please contact Laura Kilko at kilkol@dickinson.edu

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Contact: kilkol@dickinson.edu

Careers in Politics

Interested in a career in politics? Join alumnus James Liska '09 for a discussion about what careers exist in the political realm and how to snag those jobs. A veteran of over 12 political campaigns, James has held positions at Congressional Quarterly / Roll Call and the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently manages an academic public policy program at The Washington Center, where he helps students understand citizen engagement in government.
WHERE: Althouse 204
WHEN: Fri, 10/7 at 3pm

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Contact: kilkol@dickinson.edu

College Farm and Sustainability

Baird Sustainability Fellow Information Sessions - Now Recruiting Class of 2017 Baird Sustainability Fellows

Seniors from all majors and academic divisions are invited to apply for candidacy as a Baird Sustainability Fellow which honors seniors for their excellence in scholarship, leadership and service in advancing sustainability on or beyond the Dickinson campus. Come to an information session to learn more about the program and application process. Bring questions and review the application online. Application deadline is October 10, 2016. Info sessions will be held:

Fri., 9/23, 12:30 PM in Kaufman 179
Mon., 9/26, 11:30 AM in Althouse 07
Wed. 9/28, 11:30 AM in Denny 204
Tues., 10/4, 4:30 PM in Bosler 214

For more information call: 245-1117

Email contact: sustainability@dickinson.edu
Web: go to: www.dickinson.edu/bairdfellows

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Contact: sustainability@dickinson.edu
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Fine Dining with the Dickinson College Farm - Saturday, October 1st!

Join us for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience that reflects the flavors of the College Farm by making a reservation at GATHER, our monthly pop-up restaurant held in the Stern Center. Dinner guests can expect to be treated to a gourmet four course meal prepared by area chefs with the help of students. October’s dinner promises an adventurous menu filled with delicious creativity! Vegetarian and meat entree options available!

Doors open at 6pm with dinner service starting promptly at 6:30pm. For more details on the menu, our chefs and to make a reservation, please visit: https://dcfarmgather.wordpress.com/

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Contact: farm@dickinson.edu
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Bike To Farm Potluck

So you want to ride a bike to the Dickinson College Farm as part of the Bike to Farm tradition?

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 11am-3 pm
Location: Meet at Kaufman Hall near DPS
Website: www.dickinson.edu/biketofarm
Description: Take part in a beautiful 7-mile (one-way) or 14-mile (two-way) guided bicycle ride to the Dickinson Farm. We ask everyone to bring a potluck dish as well as their own plate, silverware, and cup for this fun event. We will provide return transportation for people and their bicycles, if they wish to ride only one-way.

Pre-registration is requested by Thursday, October 6, 2016.

E-mail biking@dickinson.edu with questions or concerns.

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Contact: biking@dickinson.edu
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General Announcements

Multiracial Mixer

On Wednesday, September 28th, from 6:30-8 pm The Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity invites students, faculty and staff who self-identify as multiracial, multiethnic, and/or biracial to a Community Mixer at Landis House. The Mixer is an opportunity to meet new people, discuss your experiences navigating multiple cultures, and enjoy good food and beverages. Please RSVP to psc@dickinson.edu or via OrgSync and include your name, faculty/staff or student status, and dietary restrictions by September 23rd.

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Contact: psc@dickinson.edu

5th Annual National Coming Out Day Ally Support List

Each year, October 11th is celebrated as National Coming Out Day. The day was created to advocate for a safer world for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQQIA+) community to live truthfully and openly – and also as a way for supporters of the community to step up and speak out.

In observance of this day, the Office of LGBTQ Services and the Dickinsonian have partnered to list the names of Dickinsonians who support an inclusive community for LGBTQQIA+ identified individuals at Dickinson. This list showcases a visible means of support for the LGBTQQIA+ community.

Dickinson's 5th Annual Support List is expected to be published on October 12th in the Dickinsonian. Please consider showing your support by signing your name to the list!

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Contact: LGBTQ@dickinson.edu
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Mail Center

The mail center is in need of sturdy rubber bands and interoffice envelopes. If you have an abundance of these items in your office please send them through interoffice mail or drop off at the FAS mail center.

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Contact: ellermal@dickinson.edu

Quaker Meeting on campus

Carlisle Friends Meeting will be holding Meeting for Worship in the Allison Interfaith Chapel on Sunday evenings at 7 pm. Meeting will be approximately 45 minutes in length and all are invited and welcome. If you miss the experience of silent, unprogrammed meeting for worship or are simply curious about the nature of silent meeting for worship, please feel free to attend.

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Contact: harpermc@dickinson.edu

Accepting Alumni Award Nominations

We are seeking nominations for our annual alumni awards! Please take a few moments to nominate alumni who are deserving of these awards and complete the nomination form below. These awards are given out at Alumni Weekend, so special consideration will be given to alumni in reunion years (2s and 7s).

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Contact: willsl@dickinson.edu
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Campus Inclusion Week

The Bias Education and Response Team (BERT), CGSE, LGBTQ services, ODS and Learning Skills, and the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity welcome all faculty and staff to celebrate Campus Inclusion Week! This four day event aims to inspire the entire Dickinson community to commit to making Dickinson more inclusive through seeking educational material, supporting campus programs, participating in training opportunities, and learning more about campus inclusion resources. Each day highlights a theme including the following: Monday 9/26: Bias awareness and allyship (BERT, CGSE, PSC); Tuesday 9/27: Celebrate Atypicality and Neurodiversity (ODS and Learning Skills); Wednesday 9/28 What are your gender pronouns day? (LGBTQ Services); Thursday 9/29: Student advocacy & social justice (multiple student groups)

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Contact: psc@dickinson.edu

Free Fresh Brewed Coffee on National Coffee Day – Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bring your own mug and enjoy fresh brewed coffee all day at The Quarry, Union Station, Biblio and Underground on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Don’t forget your mug and join us in celebrating National Coffee Day!

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Contact: whitcomj@dickinson.edu

Celebrating Dickinson!

Hosted by Human Resource Services & Institutional Initiatives
Friday, September 30
John Dickinson Campus | 3-4:30 p.m.

Celebrating Dickinson engages the campus in programs and events to show recognition and appreciation of our diversity while encouraging inquiry and inclusion within our community!

Join the campus community to celebrate the many cultural aspects of Dickinson as we wind down the week with students, colleagues and friends. Meet, greet and welcome the most newly hired faculty and staff at Dickinson for 2016. Explore and observe various talents displayed by student groups to immerse yourself in the wonderful environment that we all share each day while enjoying refreshments on the John Dickinson lawn!

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Contact: devwell@dickinson.edu
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OUT ON BRITTON Video Project - Share Your Story for National Coming Out Day

Do you have a coming out story you’d like to share? How about your pride in being LGBTQ? Or maybe you're an ally who wants to voice support for a LGBTQ friend or family member? This year, The Office of LGBTQ Services is shifting "Out on Britton" (in honor of National Coming Out Day) towards being more community based, but we’d still like to give you a chance to share your voice!

We’re hoping to gather video clips of your stories to compile into a video that we can share at our table at "Out on Britton" - which will be held Monday, October 10 from 3pm-6pm on Britton Plaza. These clips will replace the previous open mic, so think about what you might have said for the open mic and film yourself saying it instead! Feel free to film yourself on your laptop or phone, or reach out to us at LGBTQ@dickinson.edu if you would like us to film you on a more professional camera. You are also welcome to do this with a group of friends, student organization, department, or office if you would like!

Please get your videos to us or arrange to have your videos taken by Saturday, October 1.

Be creative! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Contact: LGBTQ@dickinson.edu
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September Grant$ & Opportunitie$ Newsletter

The current edition of the Grant$ & Opportunitie$ newsletter is available at the web link below. The G&O features upcoming and new grant opportunities, faculty workshop and conference dates, important information pertaining to the administration of grants, and additional information. If you are an administrator and would like to receive the G&O newsletter via email, please send a message to the address listed below with “Subscribe” in the subject line and your name will be added to the email subscription list. Faculty will receive this newsletter through the Provost’s office.

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Contact: swegerb@dickinson.edu
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Bookstore Returning Fall Term Overstock

The Bookstore will begin returning fall term textbook overstock on Sept. 26. If you still need course material, stop down now to pick it up.

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Contact: holla@dickinson.edu

Free speech: Pushing boundaries or crossing lines?: A dialogue about language, behavior, and perceptions of safety at Dickinson

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
8-10 pm @ Social Hall

Sustained Dialogue kicks off a yearlong series of Dialogue groups examining controversial, complex, and important issues relevant to the culture the College aspires to achieve. After the discussion participants can sign up to receive moderator training and for future dialogue groups on related topics. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome!
(co-sponsored by Sustained Dialogue, the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, Residence Life & Housing, Student Life, Student Senate, Conflict Resolution Resource Services)

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Contact: psc@dickinson.edu

Salt Ambassadors Wanted

We're seeking students who want to use their energy, creativity, and skills to help found the Salt Ambassadors group at Dickinson.

Salt Ambassadors encourage other students to sign up for Dickinson's new, free financial literacy program. They might not know all of the answers to financial literacy questions, but they understand the importance of learning how to manage their money- and they want their fellow Dickinsonians to gain the same life skills!

Attend one of our open information sessions to learn more about this flexible leadership opportunity.

October 5th, 2016, from 12:00 to 12:30 pm, HUB side room 201
October 6th, 2016, from 7:00 to 7:30 pm, Althouse 207

Contact Rebecca Schreiber-Reis for more information.

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Contact: schreire@dickinson.edu
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R&D Deadline Friday, October 7, 2016

The R&D Committee is currently accepting proposals for Winter/Spring 2017 within the categories of Scholarly or Creative, Professional Development, or Teaching. Please see our guidelines for specific application procedures for each category.

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Contact: randd@dickinson.edu
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Opening Reception for History Comes Out: An Exhibit

History Comes Out: An Exhibit
On Display: October 1-31, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 9, 1:30-3:30 pm
Waidner-Spahr Library, Main Level
Free and open to the public
Refreshments will be served

The LGBT Center of Central PA in Harrisburg and the Dickinson Archives & Special Collections are collaborating to collect the stories of LGBT history in central PA as told by those who lived them. In addition to written accounts and video interviews, we are also gathering photographs, documents and artifacts that illustrate and support these stories. This exhibit highlights selections of recent donations to the project.

For more information, contact Malinda Triller-Doran at archives@dickinson.edu.

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Contact: archives@dickinson.edu

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE

A group of faculty and students, with support from Student Life and the library staff, are putting together a voter registration drive on campus. We’ll have tables set up at the HUB during lunch (noon-1:00) and in the library during the evening (7:00-9:00) every weekday between now and the Oct 11th registration deadline. If you’d like to sign up for a hour of your time, please write your name into the Google doc linked below. You can drop by to register, change your address (all US citizens who live in PA are eligible to vote here), or check if your name is on the rolls.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ozmJeUUsO0gB4-R9DlKJqrP4uhNV7iIGIovUgnG6wTk/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at balld@dickinson.edu. You’ll hear back from someone with more details once you’ve signed up.

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Professional Development and Wellness

The Spiritual Dimensions of Health ~ Overview & Introduction

Presented by Prof. Dan Cozort, Department of Religion
Tuesday, September 27
Stern Center, room 102 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The holistic paradigm is that body, mind and spirit form an interdependent whole. It is the guiding principle of traditional systems of medicine such as those of indigenous peoples, of great civilizations such as India and China, and even of the West until the 20th century. It is now being tested in an approach called “integrative medicine,” which is secular and scientific but open to the possibility that “alternative” or “complementary” medicine may have something valuable to offer to those who suffer. Holistic healing is concerned less about the relief of symptoms than about the restoration of wholeness through addressing the root causes of illness, which may not be physical. It is not only healing from disease but from existential suffering; it seeks to give meaning to life and death. In traditional cultures, “religion” and “holistic healing” are virtually synonymous and the primary role of religious specialists is healing. In a broader sense, however, holistic healing can also be understood as any healing that involves the spirit of the patient and which may also be affected by the spirit of the healer and of others who are close to the patient. In this larger sense, all healing is holistic healing and has a spiritual dimension, although this is often discounted and even suppressed in conventional bio-medicine.

Registration is available in CLIQ via the Gateway. For assistance with registration, please send an email to devwell@dickinson.edu or call ext. 1503.

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Understanding Thyroid Disease & Becoming Your Own Health Advocate!

Presented by Professor Cindy Samet, Chemistry
Thursday, September 29
Stern Center, room 102 | noon-1 p.m.

Have you ever felt exhausted and don't know why? Depressed and unmotivated for no apparent reason? Or maybe you have put some weight on despite exercising and eating well? Have you ever described this to your physician only to be told that there's nothing wrong with you and that this is "just a normal part of aging?" Have you had thyroid blood work done only to be told you are "in the normal range?" If so, you may very well be part of the thyroid disease epidemic that affects millions of people of all ages. Although women are most impacted by thyroid disease, it is increasingly affecting men. The most common form of thyroid disease is autoimmune in nature and causes the thyroid gland to "under produce" the hormones necessary for optimal health. This is called hypothyroidism. In this session we will discuss some common thyroid blood tests, the complexities behind them, and why many of us struggle to find help. You will learn how some basic information can enable you to understand what the thyroid gland does and empower you to interpret your own results and in doing so, become your own health advocate.

Prof. Cindy Samet is a 1982 Dickinson alum and has been teaching at the college since 1988. Outside of the research laboratory, she studies the chemistry of certain illnesses that the conventional medical system struggles with, such as vitamin B12 deficiency, gluten-related problems, and thyroid disease.

Registration is available in CLIQ via the Gateway. For assistance with registration, please send an email to devwell@dickinson.edu or call ext. 1503.

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Documenting Performance

Presented by Dennette Moul, Organizational Development & Training Specialist
Thursday, October 11
HUB, side room 201
1.:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Providing documentation that clearly identifies performance expectations, encourages accountability and outlines a path to success can be challenging. This supervisory session will explore best practices in developing performance goals, holding meaningful performance conversations, including the annual appraisal, and developing a performance improvement plan that gives employees the tools they need to be successful. Documentation is a vital component of the employment cycle; get tips to help create documentation that supports the employee, reduces confusion and keeps everyone on the right path.

Please register in CLIQ via the Gateway.

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Contact: devwell@dickinson.edu

Student Jobs/Careers/Internships

Needed: Babysitter

Looking for a responsible, reliable babysitter for occasional nights out (once per month, usually on weekends) for 2 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. Pay is $12-14/hour. Having your own car is desired, but not required. Can be reached at sharonbecca@yahoo.com.

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Contact: sharonbecca@yahoo.com

Volunteer Events and Fundraising

Volunteer Clearances

If you are a student and are planning to volunteer with one of the CommServ programs (i.e. ArtWorks!, PIT, Carlisle Tutoring, etc.) or another volunteer organization like APO, Phoenix, Dog House, etc., you will need to get clearances to work with children and vulnerable populations. You can find step-by-step instructions at the link below. We will have fingerprinting on campus on September 28 and 29 from 8am to 4pm in the HUB side rooms. Please complete the form by Friday, September 23rd to make sure we can register you before fingerprinting is on campus. There will be at least one additional date for fingerprinting on campus in October.

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Contact: csss@dickinson.edu
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