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October 2013

Passage to Promise Land

October 8, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 21111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Book launch and signing: Passage to Promise Land

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What role does Quantum Mechanics play in Biology?

October 9, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Quantum biology

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An Evening with Larry Grant

October 25, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vanvouver ,
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The Grant Ingram Distinguished Visiting Lecture program was established at St. John’s College to honour Dr. R. Grant Ingram, the founding Principal.  Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Helen Burt, Grant Ingram’s wife and a Senior Faculty Fellow of St. John’s College, the Lectureship honours Ingram’s contributions to the College by bringing in speakers regarding Aboriginal issues, environment and sustainability, and the working climate. Elder Larry Grant is this year’s St. John’s College Ingram speaker.  As the Elder-in-Residence at the…

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Justice Dialogues – Truth and Reconciliaton Continued

October 30, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Award winning documentary that looks at the dark period of history in Indonesia.

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November 2013

Higgs Boson – and Beyond

November 13, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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This talk will discuss the unique role the Higgs particle plays in our current understand of the fundamental building blocks of Nature, why it remained so elusive, and how it was finally discovered at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva.

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The Ob-Scene of the Total EWork of Art: Wedekind and Strauss

November 21, 2013 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Social Lounge – St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T Canada
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The Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies in cooperation with St. John's College presents the Ziegler Visiting Speaker Series.

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Book Launch – Lives of the Family

November 25, 2013 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Book launch of "Lives of Family" by Denise Chong

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Justice Dialogues – Thus Departed Our Neighbours

November 28, 2013 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge,

Justice Dialogues Committee screens and discusses the "Thus Departed Our Neighbors" with the filmmaker.

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Junior Fellow Speaker Series

November 29, 2013 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

Junior Fellow Speaker Series

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December 2013

Venezualan Christmas Music Concert 2013

December 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge,

Lively Venezuelan Christmas music!

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January 2014

Dr. Mathieu Leporini Lecture

January 29, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Dr. Mathieu Leporini, Scientific Attaché to the Consulate General of France in Vancouver. Dr. Leporini will be giving a talk at 7:30 pm.  The talk will focus on issues related to climate change, including the last Biographical summary of Dr Leporini: Mathieu Leporini holds a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand (France). Mathieu spent several years focusing both his teaching and research on regional climate scale cloud models. Mathieu then moved on to the National Center…

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Ziegler – “Herder’s Anti-Imperialism and Postcolonial Theory

January 30, 2014 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Presented by the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies in cooperation with St. John's College "Herder's Anti-Imperialis and Postcolonial Theory" Professor John K. Noyes, Germanic Studies, University of Toronto

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February 2014

Lectures on Quantum Phenomena

February 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. John’s College – Social Lounge,

Presented by the Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics in cooperation with St. John's College Schroedinger's Mirrors: Confronting Quantum Physics with Gravity Marcus Aspelmeyer Vienna Recent experiments around the world have now demonstrated the first steps into the quantum regime of massive mechanical objects. This opens the door to a hitherto untested parameter regime of macroscopic quantum physics. Due to the large available mass range -- from picograms in nanomechanical waveguides to kilograms in mirrors for gravitational wave detection -- it…

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March 2014

Women and War in Afghanistan

March 20, 2014 @ 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
The Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall
Vancouver,
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  Utopia/Dystopia: Creating the Worlds That We Want Women and War in Afghanistan Ann Jones, historian The Forum, Allard Hall, 1822 East Mall, UBC Thursday, March 20, 5-6:30 pm, all welcome Ann Jones (www.annjonesonline.com), historian and author of eight books including the feminist classic Women Who Kill, travelled to Afghanistan as a humanitarian volunteer after 9/11 to witness the effects of war on a society where 95 percent of women endure violence. Through acclaimed nonfiction…

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April 2014

Fireside Chat with Snxakila (Clyde Tallio)

April 23, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, Britisch Columbia V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Join us for a Special Fireside Chat with Snxakila (Clyde Tallio) on April 23.

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April “Hot Lunch” Session – UBC Staff Invitation

April 30, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Hot Lunch is a cross-campus networking initiative, sponsored by HR,  that attempts to bring staff in different roles together over lunch to meet new people and converse over different topics that impact the university. The next lunch is on Wednesday, April 30,  11:30 am – 1:00 pm, and will feature as its speaker Pascal Spothelfer, Vice President, Communications and Community Partnership. Learn more and register at http://stjohns.ubc.ca/hot-lunch/ .

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May 2014

“Hot Lunch” – Invitation to join to all UBC Staff

May 28, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6t 1Z4 Canada
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great conversations + great speakers + great conversations

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September 2014

Public Talk by Deborah James at the Liu Institute

September 15, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room, 6476 North West Marine Drive
Vancouver, V6T 1Z2
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"From land reform to credit reform in South Africa: 'reversionary legislation' in a post-apartheid, post-transitional context" This talk will explore the reasons for the discrepancy between different forms of "reversionary legislation", and their implications for the character of citizenship in South Africa.

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Public Talk by Dr. Deborah James at the History Department

September 18, 2014 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
History Dept., Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall
Vancouver,
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Deborah James' History Talk_18Sept2014 (2)  

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Fireside Chat with Deborah James at SJC

September 19, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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The State of Post-Apartheid South Africa: An Informal Discussion. RSVP required: sjc.events@ubc.ca.

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Quantum Phenomena Lecture Series

September 24, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Presented by Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics (PiTP) in cooperation with St. John's College. Visualizing the Quantum World J.C. Seamus Davis Cornell University (USA) Brookhaven Nation Laboratory (USA) St. Andrews University (Scotland) Talks in the Quantum Phenomena Lecture Series are held in the Fairmont Social Lounge at St. John's College the 2nd Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted.

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Ziegler Visiting Speaker Series

September 25, 2014 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver , V6T 1Z4
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St. John's is pleased to be a host sponsor of the Ziegler Visiting Speaker Series presented by Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES).

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October 2014
Free

Jazz at SJC with Tom Gamble + Guests

October 25, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge – St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver , BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Join Tom Gamble and guests for an evening of jazz.

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November 2014

Spacetime versus the Quantum

November 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lectures on Quantum Phenomena is presented by the Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics (PiTP) in cooperation with St. John's College. These PITP public lectures are intended for a broad audience, from inside and outside the university. They provide a forum for outstanding researchers from around the world, as well as from UBC, to discuss the work in this area and to present it in a way accessible to non-specialists, including the general public. "Spacetime versus the Quantum" Joe Polchinski Kavli…

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Ziegler Lecture Series – Jarosinski

November 20, 2014 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
St. John’s College, Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver , V6T 1Z4
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Ziegler Lecture Series

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December 2014

Holiday Concert w/ Los Parrenderos

December 4, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
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Venezuelan Christmas Carols

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Ziegler Lecture Series – Kosenina

December 11, 2014 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
St. John’s College, Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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Ziegler Lecture Series

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January 2015

Quantum Phenomena Lecture

January 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s Collge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Presented by Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics (PiTP) in cooperation with St. John's College.

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“Hot Lunch”

January 28, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dining Hall, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall + Google Map

UBC staff networking initiative open to all staff. Sponsored by UBC Human Resources.

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February 2015

Quantum Phenomena Lecture

February 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Presented by Pacific Institute of Theoretical Physics (PiTP) in cooperation with St. John's College.

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April 2015

Lectures on Quantum Phenomena – Quantum Black Holes?

April 1, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Loung, St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Lectures on Quantum Phenomena

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Hot Lunch W/Guest Speaker: President Arvind Gupta

April 29, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining Hall,
May 2015

PhD Connections w/Ann Gorsuch

May 6, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Dining Hall,
By Donation at the Door

Benefit Concert & Bake Sale for Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

May 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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...coffee, baked treats, talented pianists, singers and ....YOU Join us for a benefit concert for humanitarian relief in Nepal, following the earthquake that struck on April 25th, 2015.  The proceeds raised from this concert will go towards the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund. Program:   An evening of music for voice and piano by Dvorak, as well as solo piano music by Beethoven, Chopin, and Franck. Performing:  Joseryl Beckley, Lana Victoria Lam, Irene Margarete Setiawan, and Stefan Sundan Honisch. Admission by donation

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March 2016
$10

Hot Lunch w/ Dr. Kate Hunter

March 30, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver,
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Last Wednesday of the month!

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April 2016

The Human-Haunted Cosmos

April 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. John’s College – Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Talk and discussion on the history of cosmos and its relation to human identity.

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Conversation with Cam Webb

April 7, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
St. John’s College – Lecture Room, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Linking human healthcare to forest conservation in Indonesian Borneo

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April Hot Lunch w/ Mr. Ian Burgess

April 27, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver , V6T 1Z4
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Mr. Ian Burgess
Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller
University of British Columbia

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May 2016
$10

Hot Lunch w/ Dr. Deborah Buszard

May 25, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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All staff members are welcome to register!

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September 2016

Who gets to decide? Balancing the potentials and risks of using genetic technology to tackle the great challenges facing the planet

September 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
van der Linden Dining Hall, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z1
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Balancing the potential and risks of using genetic technology to tackle the great challenges facing the planet

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October 2016

Border that Unite, Borders that Divide – Fireside Chat

October 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
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This is the first event in the SJC Justice Dialogue series that explores musical works addressing social issues.

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November 2016

Crosscurrent

November 7, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Contemporary Chinese Language Cineam

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PiTP Lecture on Quantum Phenomena

November 9, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Quantum mechanics is a basic set of rules for how our universe works at a fundamental level.

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Bake Sale and Benefit Concert for Humanitarian Aid

November 10, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fairmont Soical Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Fundraising concert and bake sale

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Nation Building through Genocide: The Germans and the Holocaust

November 16, 2016 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fairmont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall V6T 1Z4 + Google Map

CENES Ziegler Series presents: Dr. Thomas Kühne Professor of History and Clark University, and Strassler Family Chair in the Student of Holocaust History 5 - 6 pm/4:45 pm refreshments  

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Los Parranderos de Vancouver

November 24, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairmonts Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Venezuelan Christmas Carols

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January 2017

Mars over America: The New Wave of Chinese Science Fiction

January 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Faimont Social Lounge, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Chinese science fiction discussion

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March 2017

In Conversation with Roy Henry Vickers

March 1 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Infrastructures of Empire: A Critical Geopolitics of Media

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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March 2017 Hot Lunch

March 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall
Vancouver, V6T 1Z4
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Guest Speaker: Nancy Hermiston

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