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Global Studies & Modern Languages News

  • 2021

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      October 07, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      College to Mark Return to Campus with ‘CoAS Comes Back!’ Celebration

      August 17, 2021

      The College of Arts and Sciences, recognized by President John Fry as “the heart of the University,” presents CoAS Comes Back! on Tuesday, October 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., in Gateway Garden. All Arts and Sciences students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to gather, connect in person, and enjoy food, fun and music.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      August 12, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      Recognizing Excellence in Research, Scholarship, Creativity, Teaching and Professional Service

      July 08, 2021

      As a means of supporting the ongoing development of Drexel University’s research, scholarship and creative activities, as well as recognizing excellence in teaching and professional service, the Office of Research & Innovation and the Office of Faculty Advancement and Undergraduate Affairs are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020-21 Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards and the 2020-21 Provost Awards for Teaching, Scholarship and Professional Service.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      July 07, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      Henry Israeli Appointed Director of Jewish Studies

      July 01, 2021

      Henry Israeli, from the Department of English and Philosophy, has been appointed to the position of Director of Jewish Studies, effective Fall 2021, to lead the planning and implementation of a range of initiatives to increase the visibility of the program both inside and outside the University while developing a strategic plan in collaboration with Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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      Jennifer Yusin, PhD, Appointed Director of Women’s and Gender Studies

      June 28, 2021

      Jennifer Yusin, PhD, from the Department of English and Philosophy, has been appointed to the position of Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, effective Fall 2021, to lead the planning and implementation of a range of initiatives to increase the visibility of the program both inside and outside the university while developing a strategic plan in collaboration with Amelia Hoover Green, PhD, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.

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      Two Recent CoAS Alums Named Fulbright Honorees

      June 16, 2021

      Congratulations to recent CoAS alumni Jorge Fortin-Mejia ’19, who has been selected as a recipient, and Parisa Khoshnood ’20, who has been selected as an alternate, for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program for 2021-22.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      June 03, 2021

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      Sophomore Kejsi Ruka Goes from STAR Scholar to Award Winner

      June 02, 2021

      Global Studies major Kejsi Ruka recently presented her research at the Stanford Student Research Conference, where she was awarded Best Poster in the Qualitative Social Science Research Category. Her conference poster presented her analysis of what unionized energy workers think about energy transitions and the future of energy in the United States.

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      Standing in Solidarity Event Draws Attention to Anti-Asian Racism and Offers Path Forward

      May 28, 2021

      To promote this educational awareness during a time when anti-Asian hate crimes are on the rise, Drexel’s Office of Equality and Diversity held a panel discussion event in collaboration with Rebecca Clothey, PhD, director of the Asian Studies minor program. This panel featured a conversation grounded in the experiences of Asian and Asian American students, faculty and professional staff members in the Drexel community, with dialogue from students and faculty in the College of Arts and Science.

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      #ForeverDragons: Save the Date for the CoAS Commencement 2021

      May 04, 2021

      On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021 with a virtual commencement. The ceremony will be live-streamed from Mandell Theater, where a small party of dignitaries and speakers will gather.

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      Global Studies Students Draw Attention to International Human Rights Violations

      April 12, 2021

      For their senior capstone projects, Global Studies students worked with Scholars at Risk to raise awareness of human rights violations against four incarcerated or missing scholars.

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  • 2020

    • 2020 CoAS Research Day Winners

      Paper Wasps to Fenceline Communities: Top Student-Led Research from Spring and Summer

      December 07, 2020

      The College of Arts and Sciences’ first-ever virtual Research Day showcased unique and innovative research conducted last spring and summer by Drexel students and their CoAS faculty mentors. The research may have been conducted as part of a research co-op, STAR Scholars project, independent funding and more. Learn more about the students who received the day’s top prizes and how the awardees have used the projects to push forward in their academic and professional careers.

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    • 2020 New College of Arts and Sciences Faculty

      Welcoming New Faculty to the College of Arts and Sciences

      December 07, 2020

      Meet the new faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences, and please join us in offering them a warm welcome to our community!

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      College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards

      October 28, 2020

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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    • New CoAS Minors, Concentrations and Certificates

      August 12, 2020

      Cultivate your intellectual passions and diversify your skills with one of these new and revised CoAS programs!

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      July 27, 2020

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Fall Courses

      Fall Courses

      July 22, 2020

      From the 2020 presidential election to the origins of the universe, to your community, learn and apply a range of relevant topics in these noteworthy fall courses.

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      CoAS Creates New Role: Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      July 22, 2020

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that it will appoint an internal candidate to the new role of Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, with an expected start date of September 1, 2020. This new position will report directly to the Dean and become a member of the Dean’s Leadership Team, a group comprising Department Heads, Associate Deans and Directors.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      June 10, 2020

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      Five Global Studies Majors Win Fellowships and Awards

      May 22, 2020

      Drexel University’s Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages has much to celebrate, as four of its students and alumni have received or were alternates for major awards. Global Studies majors won two Fulbright Awards, presented by the U.S. Department of State. Two Global Studies majors are alternates for the Fulbright, and third is an alternate for the Boren Scholarship.

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      Supporting Sustainability and Resilience in Las Marias, Puerto Rico

      May 07, 2020

      The “Disaster and Resilience in Puerto Rico” Community-Based Learning (CBL) course created by Steve Dolph, PhD, took students from across Drexel to Plenitud PR, a nonprofit educational farm and community dedicated to service in sustainability and the arts, located in Las Marias, Puerto Rico over winter break.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      May 06, 2020

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      Five CoAS Faculty Tapped for Inaugural Drexel Teaching Academy

      May 05, 2020

      Five faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences are participating in the Teaching and Learning Center’s first Drexel Teaching Academy, a 10-week program designed to develop pedagogical experts across the University and foster an interdisciplinary community among faculty who already hold this expertise.

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      Meet New Global Studies Prof Monserrat Bores Martínez

      March 02, 2020

      Monserrat Bores Martínez is an assistant teaching professor in Drexel University’s Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages. In addition to her teaching and research, she previously served as a Fulbright faculty adviser at Princeton University, as co-director of the Puebla Education Abroad Program at Penn State University, and as a volunteer translator at a pediatric clinic.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      February 03, 2020

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      Spring Courses

      January 31, 2020

      Check out these new and noteworthy courses for Drexel’s spring term — like “Economy Gap and Homelessness,” a Community-Based Learning course taught in Japanese that explores social issues through media and community service.

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      10 Years Ago at Drexel CoAS

      January 06, 2020

      As we kick off a new decade of scholarship and innovation, join us for a fun look back at life in the College of Arts and Sciences 10 years ago!

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  • 2019

    • Brent Luuvas, PhD, Awarded John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

      Brent Luuvas, PhD, Awarded John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography

      November 15, 2019

      Brent Luvaas, PhD, associate professor in the Drexel University Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, was awarded the 2019 John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography for his book “Street Style: An Ethnography of Fashion Blogging,” published in 2016 by Bloomsbury Academic.

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    • “I’ve always been interested in China because it’s kind of like this place that everyone says is so different from any other country in the world and it’s so far away and it’s kind of like this unknown land,” said Sarah DiPasquale. Here she is at the Great Wall.

      5 Tips for Taking an International Co-op

      October 28, 2019

      Sarah DiPasquale went on two consecutive co-ops to China, and her experiences there make her passionate about encouraging other Drexel students to consider international co-op opportunities. 

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      Student Work-Study Jobs

      October 18, 2019

      Sharpen your professional and research skills, earn extra money and gain valuable experience with these work study job opportunities!

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      Winter Courses

      October 18, 2019

      Explore creativity in research, the history of the Earth, globalization and more in these new and noteworthy winter courses!

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      Meet Global Studies Prof Lina Martínez Hernández, PhD

      October 18, 2019

      Lina Martínez Hernández, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages, seeks to connect classroom to community and introduce students to Spanish-speaking and migrant groups.

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      Welcoming New Faculty to the College of Arts and Sciences

      September 24, 2019

      We are thrilled to welcome the following new faculty members to the College of Arts and Sciences community.

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      New CoAS Major and Minors for 2019

      August 15, 2019

      Cultivate your intellectual passions and diversify your skills and with one of these new CoAS programs!

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      August 13, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      June 25, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Drexel’s German Club at Global Day. From left to right: Franziska Bartel, treasurer and German tutor; Amy Smith, vice president; and Amarah Malik, president and German tutor.

      Student Organization Spotlight: Drexel’s German Club

      June 25, 2019

      “Sprechen Sie Deutsch,” or are you simply interested in German culture? Get involved with Drexel’s German Club! We caught up with its president and founder, health administration and finance major Amarah Malik, to learn more about the club.

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      College of Arts and Sciences Student Fellowships

      June 25, 2019

      Students in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences are scientific innovators, global explorers and leaders in education, communication and advocacy. Reflecting their accomplishments is the impressive number of national and international fellowships they received this year to support graduate education, professional experiences and research abroad.

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      CoAS Students Receive University-Wide Awards

      May 23, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the following College of Arts and Sciences students who have received university-wide awards.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      May 23, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Nicole Kalitsi did her second co-op as the diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, which made her realize how much she valued working directly with people on worthy causes.

      Finding Focus Through a Drexel Non-Profit Co-op

      May 22, 2019

      Nicole Kalitsi was tasked with pioneering a new role during her co-op with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Supported by Drexel University’s Lenfest Center for Cultural Partnerships, this experience helped the fourth-year global studies student zero in on her future career goals.

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      Student Job Opportunities

      May 21, 2019

      Sharpen your professional and research skills, earn extra money and gain valuable experience with these work study job opportunities!

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      College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards

      May 21, 2019

      The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.

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      Summer Courses

      April 29, 2019

      Board a 25-foot research vessel, explore intercultural experiences or trace a gendered history of film in these featured summer courses!

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      April 29, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Rebecca Clothey, PhD, in Xinjiang with typical Uyghur snacks

      Q&A on Uyghur Relations with Drexel’s New Director of Global Studies

      March 05, 2019

      After 10 years in Drexel University’s School of Education, Rebecca Clothey, PhD, begins her tenure as the new director of the College’s Global Studies program this month. For the past decade, she has conducted research on education issues related to the Uyghur (Uighur) people — a population making international headlines for reported human-rights violations against them in China, including mass detention in “re-education camps,” surveillance, and physical and psychological violence.

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      Research Update: CoAS Professors with Fulbright Awards

      March 05, 2019

      We caught up with professors in the College of Arts and Sciences who recently won awards through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar program. From Mexico to Montpellier, these four profs are taking their research and teaching abroad.

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      Oh, the Places You’ll Go: 10 CoAS Majors Share Favorite Travel Destinations

      March 05, 2019

      Sure, you could complete your whole degree in Philadelphia, but why not take advantage of Drexel opportunities around the globe? With gorgeous photos, insider tips and stories from international locales, 10 College of Arts and Sciences students share the best place their major has taken them.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      March 05, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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    • Anthony Perez - Drexel Global Studies Student

      Rising Leaders: Anthony Perez

      January 25, 2019

      Anthony Perez is an advocate for underserved populations. He’s written grants for nonprofit funding, worked as a human rights intern in Argentina, and helped raise money for disaster relief in Puerto Rico. At his most recent co-op, he assisted immigrants and asylum seekers in attaining permanent residency and public benefits in the U.S.

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    • Maggie Deptola - Drexel Global Studies

      Follow My Lead: Maggie Deptola

      January 24, 2019

      A drive to address economic inequalities — and a less-than- engaging high school experience — led Maggie Deptola to Coded by Kids, a local nonprofit that aspires to make technology education accessible to all middle and high school students. Her work caught the eye of professional networking giant LinkedIn, which featured Deptola in its #InItTogether campaign. Her likeness has since been featured on billboards throughout Philadelphia and even in a commercial that aired during the 2018 Winter Olympics — a fitting nod to her Olympian determination to transform education.

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      CoAS Accomplishments in Brief

      January 03, 2019

      We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.

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  • 2018

  • 2017

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      Winter Courses

      November 07, 2017

      How does gender affect the formation of knowledge? How can physics bridge communities? Discuss sociological contexts of global health, modern implications of Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophy and more in these new and noteworthy winter courses.

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      A Change of Scenery — and Careers

      June 27, 2017

      Nathan Clarke traveled a long way — 9412 miles to be exact — to find himself at Drexel University. As a study abroad student, Clarke had a very clear idea of the kind of experience he wanted to have when he left his home in Melbourne, Australia. His Drexel experience not only checked all the right boxes, but also led to an unexpected career change.

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      Drexel Honors Outstanding Faculty Achievements at Year-End Awards

      May 25, 2017

      At the annual Faculty Recognition Awards Ceremony on May 24, Drexel acknowledged the faculty and staff members whose scholarship, service and teaching contribute so much to the University and its students.

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    • Farrah Rahaman, Drexel Global Studies Student

      25 Faces 25 Years: Farrah Rahaman

      April 10, 2017

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    • Sharee Devose while on Drexel Co-op at Voice of America in Washington, D.C.

      Sharee Devose: Drexel Co-op at Voice of America

      April 06, 2017

      It feels almost like yesterday that I arrived in Washington, D.C., somewhat ready to take on the world of international broadcasting. I was excited on my first day, certainly, but I found it difficult still to believe that, of all people, I could have been chosen to be the first Drexel co-op at Voice of America (VOA), the official international broadcaster of the United States and the largest in the nation. The experience astounds me to this day.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Alden Young

      March 29, 2017

      Alden Young wears a T-shirt and workout trousers in colors that mimic the attitude of a campus early in the Friday afternoon, in no rush to be any place in particular. He is soft spoken and calm, and seems to be a man simply going with the flow.

      “I was born in New Orleans,” he begins.

      Something glimmers in his eye as he speaks, as though, like a superhero, Young’s true identity lay somewhere behind the simple frames resting on his nose.
       

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    • Africana Studies and Women's and Gender Studies Open Call for Student Essays

      Call for Essays: Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies Awards

      February 16, 2017

      The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to officially announce the undergraduate student call for essays: Africana Studies -V.P. Franklin Award ($500) and Women's and Gender Studies-Martha Montgomery Award ($200)

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      Protecting the Persecuted

      February 02, 2017

      "Why are you afraid to go home?" he asked. Without speaking, the two children answered in unison, lifting their shirts to reveal raw, pink scars stretching like spider webs across their torsos. It is an image that will haunt Andrew Damron, JD, forever.

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      25 Faces 25 Years: Kate Hughes

      January 18, 2017

      The road that brought Kate Hughes to Drexel extends far beyond the streets of Philadelphia. From farming in Spain and Italy, to living in South Africa during the height of the AIDS crisis, to traveling around the Americas on a retrofitted school bus, Hughes has built a diverse and detailed portfolio that includes expertise in peace studies, public health, environmental justice and community organizing. Steeped in experience and radiating a sense of calm and a reassuring confidence, Hughes is the quintessential international area studies adviser — just ask her students.

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