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April 14, 2005


Thursday 14

Medical Grand Rounds

“Hematologic & Oncologic Emergencies,” Adam Brufsky; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8-9 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

“Caustic Esophageal Injuries & Foreign Bodies,” Gretchen Purcell; 4A496 Children’s, 8 am

Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Lecture

“Digging Into the Details: Why Stakeholder Engagement Is Becoming Essential for Successful Innovation,” Linda Fisher, Dupont; 1175 Benedum, 9:30 am

Computational Biology Seminar

“The Plasticity & Structure of Metabolic Networks,” Elvind Almaas; S100A BST, 10-11 am

Asian Studies Lecture

“Strategies for Empowering Women in Local Governance in Sri Lanka: A Comparative Study Learning From India, United States & Sweden,” Kamala Liyanage, U of Peradenya; 4130 Posvar, noon (8-7370)

Benefits Retirement Education Session

1501 Posvar, noon-1:30 pm (register: 4-8068)

Immunology Seminar

“Innate & Adaptive Immune Responses to Bacterial & Fungal Infections,” Eric Pamer, Sloan-Kettering; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

OIS Intercultural Lunch

Dining Rm. B WPU, noon (also April 21 & 28, 4-7120)

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Cultural Conflicts & Responsible Research Conduct: Educating Foreign Research Trainees,” Elizabeth Heitman, Vanderbilt; Detre Aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm (8-7120)

Biostatistics Seminar

Jane Fridlyand, UCSF; A115 Crabtree, 3:30 pm

Chemistry Lecture

“Colloidal Crystal Based 3-D Chemical Sensors & Optical Waveguides, & Brief Comments on the Colloidal Templating of Biologically Active Hollow Nanospheres,” Paul Braun, U of IL-Urbana/Champaign; 12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Geology & Planetary Science Colloquium

“Urban Environmental Geochemistry,” Brian Cassidy; 11 Thaw, 4 pm (4-8780)

Greensburg Campus Workshop

Chuck Kinder, English; Exchange Coffee House, UPG, 4 pm (724/836-7481)

Pgh. Mind-Body Lecture

“The Effects of Sleep Loss on Inflammation & Host Protection in Healthy Volunteers,” Janet Mullington, Harvard; Detre Aud. WPIC, 4-5 pm (412/268-4238)

Provost Inaugural Lecture

“Linking Communities With Academic Health Centers,” Jeannette South-Paul, medicine; 2500 Posvar, 4 pm (4-5750)

UPCI Seminar

“How Is NFkB Activated in Cancer? New Methods for Forward Genetics in Mammalian Cells,” George Stark; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 4-5 pm

Global Studies Symposium

Ronald LaPorte, epidemiology; 4130 Posvar, 5 pm (4-2918)

Chinese Film Festival Lecture/Film

“Blind Shaft”; 7th fl. aud. Alumni, 5:30 pm

Alumni Council Event

“Roots & Branches: Nurturing Women at Pitt Since 1920,” keynote speaker: Carole Krick Walsh, Urban Farming Initiative; lower lounge WPU, 6-8:30 pm (800/258-7488)

C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture

“J. Marion Sims & the Vesico-Vaginal Fistula: A Clinical Re-Appraisal of a Historical Controversy,” Lewis Wall, WA U, lecture rm. 5 Scaife, 6 pm (8-8927)

Inst. for Entrepreneurial Excellence Lecture

“Get the Scoop on Business Success — From a Pro,” Bruce Reed; PAA, 6 pm (8-1544)

Greensburg Campus Reading

Chuck Kinder, English; Exchange Coffee House, UPG, 7 pm (724/836-7481)

Meet the Coach Event

Football Coach Dave Wannstedt; Petersen, 8 pm

Friday 15

Medical Grand Rounds

“From Status to Capacity: Autonomy in a Cognitive World,” Jason Karlawish; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8-9 am

Psychiatry Lecture

“Perinatal Consequences of Mood & Anxiety Disorders,” Kimberly Yonkers; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am-12:30 pm

Bioethics & Health Law Lecture

“Ethical Research With Indigenous Populations: Multidisciplinary Policies & Perspectives,” Elizabeth Heitman, Vanderbilt; A115 Crabtree, noon

Pharmacology Seminar

“Novel Roles of the TGF Beta-NFkB Connection & of Unphosphorylated STAT3 in Cancer,” George Stark, Case Western; 1395 BST, noon-1 pm

Religious Studies Colloquium

“Why Does Shiva Look Like the King? Reflections on the Nature of Royalty & Divinity in Cambodia,” Eleanor Mannikka, IUP; 2628 CL, noon-1 pm

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Are Anti-Particles Just Particles Traveling Back in Time?” Frank Arntzenius, Rutgers; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Titusville Campus Luncheon

“Science Rocks”; G02 Broadhurst, UPT, 12:15-12:45 pm (814/827-4429)

Anthropology Lecture

“Sleepless at Sea: Did the Lemurs Colonize Madagascar From Africa?” Judith Masters, Natal Museum; 3106 Posvar, 3 pm

Mathematics Nobel Laureate Lecture

“What Can We See, How Do We See It & Why Do We See Things That Aren’t There?” Donald Glaser, UC Berkeley; 343 Alumni, 4-5 pm

Chinese Film Festival Film

“Balzac & the Little Chinese Seamstress”; 7th fl aud. Alumni, 7 pm

Latin American Studies Brazilian Festival

FFA, 7 pm-midnight (8-7392)

Gamelan Ensemble Concert

“Music & Dance of Indonesia”; Bellefield aud., 8 pm (also April 16, 4-4125)

Greensburg Campus Comedy Performance

Alex House; Chambers Gym, UPG, 8 pm

Saturday 16

Johnstown Campus Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Research Conference

Cambria Rm., Union, UPJ, 9 am (814/269-2080)

SAC CPR & Basic First Aid Course

“Health Care Provider”; 360 Benedum, 10 am-4 pm

SAC CPR & Basic First Aid Course

“Basic First Aid”; 361 Benedum, 11 am-2 pm

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Concert

Quartet New Generation; FFA aud., 2 pm (4-4129)

Nationality Council International Cabaret Ball Social

Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 5 pm

Nationality Council International Cabaret Ball Buffet

Ballrm. WPU, 6 pm

Chinese Film Festival Film

“The Orphan of Anyang”; 7th fl aud. Alumni, 7 pm

Heinz Chapel Pgh. Artist Concert

“…And Stars Will Appear,” Pgh. String Quartet; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (4-4157)

Sunday 17

Greensburg Campus Spring Carnival

Chambers, UPG, 1 pm

Minority Health Day at PNC Park

Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs; PNC Park, 1:35 pm (4-5665)

Heinz Chapel Organ Concert

Robert Sutherland Lord; Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Pgh. Compline Choir Concert

Craig Dobbins; Heinz Chapel, 8:30 pm (412/682-6886)

Monday 18

DBE Workshop/Vendor Show

Ballrm., Assembly Rm. & Kurtzman Rm. WPU, 8:30 am-1 pm

Benefits Fair

Ballrm. Alumni, 11 am-2 pm (also April 19)

HA&A Lecture

“Please Discuss: What Do We Mean by Artistic Identity?” Franklin Toker; 203 FFA, noon-1 pm

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Naegleria Differentiation (1973-2005): Some Things Old, Some Things New, Some Things Told & Some Things True,” Chuck Walsh; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Johnstown Campus Pasquerilla Lecture

Niall Ferguson, Harvard; Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 7 pm (6 pm reception; 814/269-2080)

Tuesday 19

FSDP Workshop

“Strategies for Writing Excellence on the Job,” Jean Grace & Beth Newborg; 342 Craig, 9 am-11 am (4-4781)

Philosophy of Science Talk

“Symmetry & Its Formalisms,” Alexandre Guay, HPS; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

GSPH Jay L. Foster Memorial Community Lecture

“Alzheimer’s Disease & Pittsburgh Compound-B: Progress in Diagnosis & Drug Discovery,” William Klunk, psychiatry & ADRC; IBEW conf. ctr., 5 Hot Metal St., South Side, 1 pm (8-1294)

Chemistry Lecture

“Ligand Design & Reactivity: Chicken & Egg?” Oleg Ozerov, Brandeis; 12B Chevron, 1:30 pm (4-8200)

Postdoc Professionalism Lecture

“Increasing Your Writing Efficiency”; S120 BST, 3-5 pm (register:

Latin American Studies Honors Day

Keynote speaker: Stewart Sutin, CCAC; 2500 & 2501 Posvar, 4-6 pm (8-7392)

UPCI Seminar

“Co-opting Yeast to Identify Genetic Modifiers of Protein Conformational Diseases,” Jeff Brodsky; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 4-5 pm

Jay L. Foster Memorial Scientific Lecture

“From the Outside Looking in: Imaging Amyloid in Alzheimer’s Disease,” William Klunk, psychiatry & ARDC, & Chester Mathis, radiology; A115 Crabtree, 4 pm

Wednesday 20

Health Sciences Faculty Professional Development Lecture

“Maximizing Your Writing Efficiency”; S120 BST, 7-9 am (register:

Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds

Paul Gause & Drew Brady; LHAS aud. Montefiore, 7-8 am

Oncology Grand Rounds

“Targeted Therapies for Myelodysplastic Syndromes,” Azra Raza; Herberman Conf. Ctr. UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Shadyside, 8-9 am

FSDP Workshop

“Writing With Style—Official University Style, That Is!” Terry Capp, Colleen Mayowski & Aviva Selekman; 342 Craig, 9 am-11 am (4-4781)

Senate Community Relations Committee Meeting

272 Hillman, 11 am-1 pm

Heinz Chapel Recital

Larry Scalfari, Duquesne; Heinz Chapel, noon

Pathology Seminar

“Desmoplastic Melanoma,” Klaus Busam, Sloan-Kettering; 1105 Scaife, noon

Renal Research Seminar

“On the Interaction Between Amiloride & Its Putative Alpha ENaC Binding Sites,” Ossama Kashlan; F1145 Presby, noon

Biological Sciences Seminar

“Experimental Studies of Evolution in Natural Populations of Guppies (Poecilia Reticulate),” David Reznick, UC-Riverdale; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Greensburg Campus/Seton Hill Concert

Greensburg/Seton Hill choruses; Ferguson Theatre, UPG, 7:30 pm (724/836-7040 or 724/838-4280)

Pgh. Chamber Music Society Beethoven Recital

David Finckel, cello, & Wu Han, piano; Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm (tickets: 4-4129)

Pitt Symphony Orchestra Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm

Thursday 21

Medical Grand Rounds

“Cystic Fibrosis,” Joel Weinberg; west wing aud. Shadyside, 8-9 am

Pediatric Surgery Lecture

“Esophageal Atresia & Tracheoesophageal Fistula,” Douglas Potoka; 4A496 Children’s, 8 am

TIAA-CREF One-on-One Counseling Sessions

100 Craig, 8:30 am-4:30 pm (appointment: 877/209-3136, also April 22)

FSDP Workshop

“Family & Medical Leave Act,” Kathleen Pratt; 342 Craig, 9 am-11 am (4-4781)

ADRC Lecture

“Perfusion MRI in Dementia,” H. Michael Gach, radiology & bioengineering; ADRC conf. rm. Montefiore, noon-1 pm

Immunology Seminar

“IFN Control of the CD8+ T Cell Response During HSV-1 Corneal Infection,” Vilma Decman; lecture rm. 5 Scaife, noon

ULS/SIS/CMU Digital Li-brary Colloquium

“A Network Overlay Architecture for Contextualized Digital Libraries,” Carl Lagoze, Cornell; 501 IS, 3-4 pm

Buhl Lecture

“E=mc2,” Hitoshi Murayama, UC Berkeley; Mellon Inst. aud., 4 pm

Chemistry Lectures

“Strained Silacycles: A Powerful Platform for Asymmetric & Tandem Reaction Design,” James Leighton, Columbia; 12B Chevron, 2:30 pm; “Melting in Small Systems,” Martin Jarrold, IN U; 12B Chevron, 4 pm (4-8200)

Pitt Jazz Ensemble Concert

“Return of the Jazz Masters,” w/Benny Golson, saxophone & Curtis Fuller, trombone; Assembly Rm. WPU, 8 pm (4-4187)

Friday 22

• Last day for spring term undergraduate day classes.

Medical Grand Rounds

“The Quest for Success in Healthcare Quality Improvement: Knowledge, Will & Ability,” Brian Mittman; lecture rm. 6 Scaife, 8-9 am

FSDP Workshop

“Developing Your Career at the University of Pittsburgh,” Sherry Miller Brown; 401 CL, 9 am-11:30 am (4-4781)

Medical School Pgh. Area Ubiquitin-Proteasome Meeting

West wing Shadyside, 9:30 am-1 pm

Psychiatry Lecture

“Cross-Culture Aspects of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder,” James Boehnlein; Detre Aud. WPIC, 11 am-12:30 pm

Johnstown Campus Salute to Working Women Luncheon

Jonna Contacos-Sawyer, H.R. Consultants; Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 11:15 am-1:30 pm (814/269-2099)

Pharmacology Seminar

“New Findings in DNA Damage Recognition & Tolerance,” Birgitte Wittschieben; 1395 BST, noon-1 pm

Race & Social Problems Reed Smith Lecture

“Racial Stigma: Toward a New Paradigm for Discrimination Theory,” Glenn Loury, Boston U; Kurtzman Rm. WPU, noon-1:30 pm (4-7382)

Senate Budget Policies Committee Meeting

501 CL, noon-2 pm

Psychology Lecture

“Onset, Course & Recurrence of Major Depression: Considerations From a Life Stress Perspective,” Scott Monroe, U of OR; 4127 Sennott, 3 pm

Johnstown Campus Spring Concert

UPJ Concert Band, UPJ Concert Choir & Blair Concert Chorale; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 3 pm (814/269-2080)

Classics/Philosophy & Ancient Science/Philosophy Lecture

“Psychic Contingency in Plato,” Jennifer Whiting, U of Toronto; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Mathematics Colloquium

Peter Bates, MI State; 704 Thackeray, 4 pm

Saturday 23

• Reading day.

• CGS classes, Saturday classes, graduate classes & evening classes continue to meet through April 30, final exams held during last scheduled class.

French & Italian Conference

“The Enigmatic Image: Autour de l’oeuvre de Daniel Russell”; 40th fl. CL, 10 am

Johnstown Campus Jazz Concert

Dave Brubeck; Pasquerilla, UPJ, 7 pm (tickets: 800/846-2787)

African Drumming Ensemble Concert

Bellefield aud., 8 pm (4-4125)

Monday 25

• Final exams for undergraduate day classes through April 30.

Tuesday 26

Molecular Medicine Seminar

“Stem Cells: From Cell Therapy to Anti-Cancer Therapy,” Eric Legasse; 1100 Rangos, 11:30-1 pm

Health Services Research Seminar

Laurie Lavery; 1105 Scaife, noon (412/692-4853)

Asian Studies Graduation Ceremony

Keynote speaker: L. Keith Brown, anthropology; 2500 Posvar, 3 pm

UPCI Seminar

“P63 Signaling in Epithelial Cell Growth & Cancer,” Jennifer Pietenpol; Cooper Conf. Ctr. Hillman Cancer Ctr., Shadyside, 4-5 pm

Mass Transit Forum

Connelly Ballrm. Alumni, 6:30 pm (412/421-9749)

Wednesday 27

Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Day

“Patient Safety,” James Herndon; LHAS Aud. Montefiore, 7 am-noon

Medical Grand Rounds

“Anticoagulant, an Overview,” Franklin Bontempo; west wing Shadyside, 8-9 am

FSDP Workshop

“Financial Records Services,” Kevin Starke & Rita Gossett; 342 Craig, 9:30 am-11:30 am (4-4781)

Pathology Seminar

“Genomics & Biomarkers in the Diagnosis & Management of Breast Cancer,” David Hicks, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; 1105 Scaife, noon-1 pm

Renal Research Seminar

“Influence of the C-Term Length of Alpha ENaC on ER Exit,” Gunhild Mueller; F1145 Presby, noon

CGS Adult Student Info Sessions

McCarl Ctr. 4th fl. CL, 12:30-2 pm & 6-7:30 pm (register: 4-6600)

Cell Biology & Physiology Seminar

“Patterns of Electrical Turbulence in the Heart,” Bum-Rak Choi; 5th fl. boardrm. EEI, 4-5 pm

Thursday 28

Donald Medearis Memorial Lecture

“Newborn Screening: Ethical & Policy Issues Raised by Case Studies From Around the World,” Lainie Friedman Ross, U of Chicago; Children’s aud., 8-9 am (8-7120)

Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research Group Conference

“The State of the Science of Qualitative Research,” Margarete Sandelowski, UNC; 123 Victoria, 8:30 am-4 pm (register:

FSDP Workshop

“Interviewing & Resume Writing,” Donna DiLeonardo & Tiffany Constantino; 342 Craig, 9-11 am (4-4781)

Benefits Retirement Education Session

342 Craig, noon-1:30 pm (register: 4-8068)

Bioethics & Health Law Grand Rounds

“Decision-Making by Children & Adolescents: Is It in Their Best Interests?” Lainie Friedman Ross, U of Chicago; Detre Aud. WPIC, noon-1 pm (8-7120)

Ph.D. Defenses

Materials Science & Engineering

“The Grain Coarsening & Subsequent Transformation of Austenite in HLSA Steel During High Temperature Thermomechanical Processing,” Khaled Al-Hajeri; April 15, 1020 Benedum, 11 am


“Energy Efficient Security Framework for Wireless Local Area Networks,” Phongsak Kiratiwintakom; April 15, large commons rm. 5th fl., IS, 1-4 pm


“Digital Alchemy: Matter & Metamorphosis in Contemporary Animation & Interface Design,” Michelle Silva; April 15, 1128 CL, 3 pm


“Symmetry & Narrative in Christopher Rouse’s Trombone Concerto,” Burkhardt Reiter; April 15, 302 Music, 4 pm


“The Recontextualization of African Music in the United States: A Case Study of Umoja African Arts Company of Pittsburgh, PA,” Anicet Mundundu; April 18, 302 Music, 10 am


“Aristotle on Material Dispositions in ‘Meteorology IV,’” Tiberiu Popa; April 18, 1401 CL, 3 pm


“Creative Processes in the Akan Musical Culture: Innovations Within Traditions,” Eric Odame Beeko; April 19, 132 Music, 10 am-noon


“Liberalism to Neoliberalism: A History of American Think Tanks,” Amos Tevelow; April 20, 1109 CL, 12:30 pm

H&RS/Rehabilitation Science

“Association Between Impairments & Function in Individual With Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome,” Sara Piva; April 21, 5047 Forbes Tower, 8 am

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Construction, Characterization & Immunogenicity of Human Virus-Like Particles,” Kelly Young; April 21, 1104 Scaife, 2 pm


“The Musical Semiotics of Timbre in the Human Voice Static Takes Loves Body,” S. Alexander Reed; April 21, 302 Music, 4 pm

Medicine/Molecular Virology & Microbiology

“Differential Cellular Requirements for ICP4-Mediated Activation of HSV-1 Early & Late Genes,” Susan Zabierowski; April 22, 1104 Scaife, 2:30 pm


“Parameter Estimation in Stochastic Volatility Models With Missing Data Using Particle Methods & the EM Algorithm,” Joengeun Kim; April 22, 2628 CL, 2:30-4:30 pm

Education/Instruction & Learning

“Outcomes in Children Adopted From Eastern European Orphanages,” Susan Hough; April 22, 5140 Posvar, 3 pm

SIS/Library & Information Science

“The Role of Business & Social Ties in Organizational Knowledge Sharing: A Case Study of a Financial Institution,” Laila Marouf; April 25, 503 IS, 10 am-noon

SIS/Library & Information Science

“The Role & Contribution of Strategies & Factors in the Career Successes of Public Library Directors,” Janine Golden; April 25, 501 IS, 12:30-2:30 pm

Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences

“Mechanism Based PK-PD Modeling of the Synergistic Interaction Between a2d Li-gands & Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitors in Animal Models of Neuropathic Pain,” Gregor Bender; April 26, 456 Salk, noon-1 pm

Medicine/Molecular Pharmacology

“Interactions Between Zinc & Mitochondria in Neuronal Injury,” Latha Malaiyandi; April 28, 1395 BST, 9 am


Steven D. Manners Faculty Development Awards

Applications due April 16 to 121 Univ. Place. (4-5522)

Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

Nominations due April 22 to 1234 CL. (4-6505)

Research Council Multidisciplinary Small Grant Program

Six copies of complete proposal due to George Klinzing, 826 CL, by 4 pm April 29.

Benefits Open Enrollment

Open enrollment ends May 9.


UCIS/Latin American Studies Exhibit

“The Hands That Feed Us,” Rick Nahmias; through April 23, M-Th 10 am-6 pm, F 10 am-5 pm, Sat. noon-5 pm, Kimbo Gallery WPU

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Swamp Sparrow”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, through April 25, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

Hillman Library Exhibit

“Rathbone Warbler”; Audubon exhibit case, ground fl. Hillman, April 26-May 9, M-Th 7:50 am-2 am, F 7:50 am-10 pm, Sat. 9 am-midnight, Sun. 10 am-2 am (8-7715)

FFA Library Exhibit

“Sacred Place,” Jeffrey Morin; “The Green Wall,” Shirley Sharoff; “Brancusi ‘Der Kusz,’” Ines Ketelhodt; “Brooklyn Bridge: A Love Song,” Don Glaister; “In the Shadow of No Towers,” Art Spiegelman; through April; M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F 9 am-7 pm, Sat. 11 am-5 pm, Sun. noon-7 pm, FFA Library

Studio Arts Student Exhibition

M-Sat., 10 am-4 pm, Th until 8 pm, Univ. Art Gallery FFA (8-2423)

Pitt Polio Exhibit

“The End of Polio: A Global Effort to End Disease,” Sebastiao Salgado; through May 15, T-Sat., 10 am-5 pm, Sun., noon-5 pm, Carnegie Museum of History

Barco Law Library Exhibit

“Faith, Travel, Diversity,” Rana Ryan; M-Th 7:30 am-midnight, F 7:30 am-8 pm, Sat. 10 am-8 pm, Sun. 10 am-midnight, Barco Law Library Gallery (8-1376)


Johnstown Campus Production

“MacHomer,” performed by Rick Miller; April 16, 8 pm, Pasquerilla, UPJ (tickets: 800/846-2787)

Pitt Repertory Theatre Production

“The Boundary,” by Tammy Ryan, directed by Melanie Dreyer; through April 17, Th-Sat at 8 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Heymann Theatre, Stephen Foster Memorial (4-7529)

Theatre Arts Laboratory Production

“Her First America,” by Kathleen George; April 16 at 8:30 pm, also April 16 & 17 at 2:30 pm, Studio Theatre CL (tickets: 4-7529)

Event Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published April 28. It will contain events of April 28-May 12. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 pm April 21 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information may be sent by fax to 4-4579 or e-mail to

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