FY22 Junior Viewbook

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WHAT WILL YOURS BE? EVERYBODY HAS A STORY.

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FLIP THROUGH OR JUMP TO THE SITE. EITHER WAY, YOUR FUTURE IS BRIGHT.

MAJORS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PG16

L IVING ON CAMPUS. . . . . .PG20

CITY L IFE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PG30

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HOW FAR YOU GO DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU GO

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely andwork skillfully to advance the common good. Want an education that helps you make a living and change the world? You’ve come to the right place. At the University of St. Thomas, we develop students to be morally responsible leaders, preparing them for active work toward a more just and civil society. We believe that the answers to the world’s complex problems live within people who have yet to discover all they can accomplish. As a student here, you’ll learn to exercise your talents and achieve more than you’ve dreamed was possible.

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OUR ALUMNI NETWORK IS

150 + MAJORS AND MINORS TO CHOOSE FROM

115,000+ TOMMIES STRONG

BLESSED ARE

THE NERDY

93% OF TOMMIES ARE EMPLOYED OR IN GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHIN EIGHT MONTHS OF GRADUATION

41 ST. THOMAS IS HOME TO STUDENTS FROM 92 STATES AND COUNTRIES

6,100 UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

97% OF FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS RECEIVE A ST. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP

-Elisha Phillip '18, Music major Activities: jazz band, piano accompanist, Black Empowerment Student Alliance, Music Industry Club

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L I B E R A L A R T S + P R A C T I C A L A P P L I C A T I O N

YOU’RE THE ROCKET SHIP. THIS IS YOUR LAUNCHPAD .

Tommies get more than a diploma to frame At the heart of the heart of St. Thomas you will find an education with a strong liberal arts core. Regardless of your studies and interests, you will transform from a student to an engaged member of society and more. You will become a morally responsible leader who has the practical skills and internship experience that matters to employers because we are focused on the educational development of the entire student, for your entire future. Through the core curriculum as well as class projects, internships and other practical application opportunities, you will be prepared to make a positive impact in a career, grad school or wherever you go.

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R E S E A R C H

HUNDREDS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE

As a first-year student, you’re encouraged to get involved in real, hands-on research, with support and guidance from experts in your chosen field. At St. Thomas, you won’t need to wait until grad school to jump in — getting a jump start on figuring out what you like while building your resume. Get here and get involved in the community and on campus with hundreds of undergrad research programs, field opportunities and internships. You’ll be working with partner organizations in the area, (possibly) getting paid and (for sure) getting great experiences to publish and even present at conferences.

GET GRADUATE-LEVEL EXPERIENCE AS AN UNDERGRAD

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P E R S O N A L A T T E N T I O N

-Geography professor Paul Lorah Chioma Uwagwu '20 Hannah Smith '21

OUR PROFESSORS KNOW INCREDIBLE THINGS, LIKE YOUR NAME.

Small classes mean personal attention With an average class size of 21 students, you’ll have plenty of contact with your professors. They won’t just teach you, they’ll mentor you. In fact, that’s one reason professors choose St. Thomas. They want to work at a university where investing in students is valued as much as getting published.

100% OF CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY FACULTY (not teaching assistants)

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M A J O R S

Actuarial Science Art History Biochemistry Biology

Engineering

Physics Political Science Psychology Public Health Social Work Sociology Spanish Statistics Strategic Communication Theology Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

º Civil Engineering º Computer Engineering º Electrical Engineering º Mechanical Engineering English English – Creative Writing English – Professional Writing Environmental Science Environmental Studies Exercise Science Family Studies Film Studies French Geographic Information Systems Geography Geology German Health Promotion and Wellness History International Studies Journalism Justice and Peace Studies Mathematics Music

Biology of Global Health Business Administration º Accounting º Business Communication º Entrepreneurship º Financial Management

FIND MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES. MINOR ONES TOO.

º General Business Management º Human Resources Management º International Business º Law and Compliance º Leadership and Management º Marketing Management º Operations and Supply Chain Management º Real Estate Studies Catholic Studies Chemistry Classics º Culture º Language Communication Studies Computer Science Criminal Justice Data Analytics Digital Media Arts

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS • Pre-Chiropractic • Pre-Dentistry • Pre-Law • Pre-Medicine • Pre-Occupational Therapy

• Pre-Optometry • Pre-Pharmacy

• Pre-Physical Therapy • Pre-Physician Assistant • Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Music Business Music Education

150 + MAJORS AND MINORS TO CHOOSE FROM

º Instrumental (K-12) º Vocal (K-12)

Economics Education

Music Performance Neuroscience Nursing (proposed fall 2022 launch, pending accreditors’ approval) Philosophy

º Elementary Education º Secondary Education

NEW PRE-LICENSURE NURSING MAJOR PROPOSED FOR FALL 2022

Other programs include: Air Force ROTC, elementary teacher licensure, secondary teacher licensure, social work licensure and school social worker licensure. link.stthomas.edu/majorsandminors

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Minnesota Zoo University of Oxford

O U T C O M E S

Thrivent

Mayo Clinic

Children’s Hospitals

Habitat for Humanity

Seagate Technology

Best Buy

General Mills

Nestle

Minnesota Twins

Northwestern University

Boston Scientific

FBI

Andersen

Peace Corps

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Dow Jones & Co.

Teach for America

Mayo School of Health Sciences

Marquette University

YOUR FUTURE IS CALLING THROUGH A LOUDSPEAKER

IBM

RBC

Feed My Starving Children

Minnesota Zoo

Honeywell

Delta Air Lines

Deloitte

U.S. Bank Ecolab

California Institute of Technology (CalTech)

Cargill

3M

UnitedHealth Group

PepsiCo

Medtronic

Harvard

PayPal

Target

Brown University

Amazon

Auburn University

Johns Hopkins University

Ernst & Young

Tommies are CEOs, scientists, humanitarians, diplomats, authors, teachers, surgeons, nonprofit leaders, engineers, attorneys, researchers and lots and lots and lots of other things. A different education creates a different graduate Tommies graduate with a liberal arts foundation and loads of real-life readiness to become global citizens. Students who earn their degree here are ready to lead teams, communicate effectively and successfully influence others — in the workplace or graduate school.

93% OF TOMMIES ARE EMPLOYED OR IN GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHIN EIGHT MONTHS OF GRADUATION

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L I V I N G O N C A M P U S

41 ST. THOMAS IS HOME TO STUDENTS FROM 92 STATES AND COUNTRIES

CITIES AREN’T BUILT IN A DAY. BUT FRIENDSHIPS CAN BE.

NEWAND RENOVATED RESIDENCE HALLS

Living and learning in community This campus wasn’t just built for sleeping, showering and studying. It’s a community. Upon arrival, you’ll step into a vibrant environment full of student clubs, regular trivia nights, fitness facilities and even a bowling alley. You’ll find something to do, good food and great people everywhere you go. While here you’ll be able to experience new and renovated residence and dining halls complete with expanded living-learning experiences that connect you with groups of people who share your academic interests. With our Living Learning Communities (LLCs), you can live and learn with classmates. Some examples include Aquinas Scholars Honors, Catholic Studies, Healthcare Professions, Pathways to Engineering, Emerging Scholars, Sustainability and many others. First-year students live on campus in their first and second years, providing opportunity to extend the experience of living and learning in community.

Students live on campus in their first and second years as part of our two-year residency requirement *

*Students may request an exception to the two-year residency requirement

stthomas.edu/student-life/living-on-campus

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D I V E R S I T Y / E Q U I T Y / I N C L U S I O N

DON’T JUST THINK DIFFERENT. BE THE DIFFERENCE.

The University of St. Thomas seeks to be a university characterized by radical hospitality and a shared sense of belonging. All are welcomed as we work to achieve social justice and dismantle inequities of all forms. We respect and value every person in our community and encourage everyone to embrace our welcoming spirit. We begin with anti-bias training for all faculty, students and staff. But we don’t stop there. We have the heart, grit and resources (including our Intercultural Center) to make our campus, and world, better for everyone. As a Catholic university, we have a special responsibility to create a culture that upholds our values. For those committed to decency, love and respect, we invite you to join us — and help make a difference in this world, together.

link.stthomas.edu/commitmenttodiversity

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I N T R A M U R A L S P O R T S & S T U D E N T C L U B S

THERE'S MORE TO COLLEGE LIFE THAN JUST STUDYING

150 + STUDENT CLUBS AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS

Break a sweat and build relationships When it comes to student clubs and intramural sports, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Join CRU, Women in Business, Black Empowerment Student Alliance, Computer Science Club or Sustainability Club. To stay active in a favorite sport, register for futbol or try out for crew or lacrosse. Clubs and intramural sports offer a great way to meet and learn from people different than you, while sharing an experience. Get creative and connect across campus. Convo Hour extends the lunch hour twice a week so you can immerse yourself in student clubs and organizations, community volunteering and wellness activities.

link.stthomas.edu/getinvolved

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D I N I N G

PLEASE DON'T LICK THE PAGE EVERYTHING IS RIGHT HERE WAITING FOR YOU AND TASTES A LOT BETTER THAN THIS PAPER

We’re not going to say that the food on campus is award-winning, because we’ve never had judges come and rate it. However, we have asked a lot of students and faculty and staff and they’re all huge fans. So, it might be. What we can tell you is that first-year students get an unlimited meal plan in our residential dining locations (what you want, when you want, as much as you’d like!) including our new dining hall. If you have food allergies or other specific dietary needs, don’t worry. You'll find fresh, nutritious food while supporting sustainable, socially responsible business practices. So, while we’re not able to say we win global awards, we can tell you that our food service is excellent, the chefs are wonderful, and the new dining hall is amazing. As for the food, we’ll let you be the judge.

stthomas.edu/student-life/living-on-campus

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A T H L E T I C S

• Summit League • Pioneer Football League • Western Collegiate Hockey Association (women's) • Central Collegiate Hockey Association (men's)

FIND YOUR SPOT IN THIS MASSIVE MOMENT

100+ ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN STUDENT-ATHLETES

Tommies play hard Starting in 2021, you will have access to 20 Division I sports teams, and we’ll need you to bring the noise. Our Tommies will be competing for opportunities to ball, puck, swim and succeed on the national stage and show people what our university is all about. While our academics have always been D-I, we’ll need the full-throated passion of the St. Thomas community to be loud, clear and heard across the country. Join us. Women’s Sports : Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Hockey • Soccer • Softball • Swimming and Diving • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor) • Volleyball Men’s Sports: Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Football • Golf • Hockey • Soccer • Swimming and Diving • Track and Field (indoor and outdoor)

WE’RE MAKING HISTORY TOMMIES ARE FIRST IN NCAA MODERN ERA TO RECLASSIFY DIRECTLY FROM D-III TO D-I ATHLETICS

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S T . P A U L / M I N N E A P O L I S

SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING.

WANT TO SAVE SOME MOOLA? MANY LOCAL BUSINESSES, RESTAURANTS AND ORGANIZATIONS OFFER TOMMIE STUDENT DISCOUNTS

You never know until you go This is your opportunity to live in the middle of two major cities filled with nearby adventure, parks, lakes, art, food trucks, music, museums, sports and entertainment. One day won’t be enough time for you to cram all the school, cool and culture into your visit so plan on making the most of your St. Paul campus visit and give yourself an extra day to explore the Twin Cities. link. stthomas.edu/twincities

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S T U D Y A B R O A D

-Holton Sailer ‘20, Trolltunga, Norway

100+ PROGRAMS IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES

-Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

-Sarah Shadle ’20, Turks and Caicos Islands

-Carlos McMerty, Brummer ’21, Santiago, Chile

BEFORE YOU TAKE ON THE WORLD,

YOU MIGHT WANT TO SEE IT FIRST.

Rome Empower Program, Colosseum, Italy

-Chioma Uwagwu ’20, Havana, Cuba

London Business Semester, Inns Court, United Kingdom

59% OF TOMMIES STUDY ABROAD – INCLUDING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MAJORS

Go, Tommies! The world is waiting. Study abroad is huge at St. Thomas. (We even have our own campus in Rome.) And there are so many ways to go global from here: semester or academic year programs, summer opportunities and the always-popular J-Term (January Term). You might study social entrepreneurship in India, the legacy of colonialism on indigenous culture in New Zealand, AIDS and apartheid in South Africa, neuroecology in the Bahamas, the emerging markets in Argentina and Brazil, or organic chemistry in Rome. You’ll also immerse yourself in local culture and customs, meet new friends and, of course, have plenty of fun along the way.

link.stthomas.edu/passport

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C H A N G E M A K I N G

BE THE PEBBLE THAT CREATES THE RIPPLE

Do you believe in a brighter future? At St. Thomas, we’re all about changemaking and the common good. In fact, Ashoka U named us a Changemaker Campus – the only one in Minnesota. Our programs are designed to get students out of the classroom and into the community where they can make a difference — because learning is great, but so is doing. One of the ways students have been involved in the world is through the Midway Urban Art, Landscapes and the St. Paul Stories project. As the Midway neighborhood undergoes rapid change, Tommies are helping to embrace and celebrate the neighborhood’s unique identity through expressive art — yarn bombing, graffiti, murals and more.

Students and faculty are exploring connections between urban art and community identity by creating a series of multimedia stories featuring the Midway neighborhood's street art.

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F A I T H

MASS APPEAL

“It is a responsibility of a Catholic university to deepen and foster the spiritual life of all of its students.”

– FATHER LARRY SNYDER, VICE PRESIDENT, OFFICE FOR MISSION

While on their journey, we support each individual with Catholic priests and other professional spiritual leaders on campus — our pastoral team includes a Jewish rabbi, Protestant minister and Muslim faith leader. We encourage and facilitate intellectual discussion and are dedicated to creating more opportunities for interfaith dialogue. We’re thinkers, believers and dreamers. We’re Tommies, united by the power of our convictions for everyone — for the common good.

St. Thomas was founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition — a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. We believe that moral responsibility produces great leaders and time and time again, our students and alumni prove us right through their life-changing work. Many St. Thomas students are Catholic. However, you’ll be in community with Buddhists, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Protestants, agnostics, atheists and people who are in the process of discovering a faith. We believe these differences make our university whole and every one of our students has the opportunity to get a great education that includes spiritual discovery.

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S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y

S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y

WHENWE HONOR THE EARTH, WE HONOR EACH OTHER.

At St. Thomas, we’re committed to honoring the planet every day. Every year since 2018, our accomplishments have been recognized by the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges. This means that our sustainability work here receives a gold STARS rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and three Marks of Distinction from the Climate Leadership Network — and we’re just getting started. We’re currently in the process of becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2035. Want to do more? Live in our Sustainability Living Learning Community for first-year students, promote green agriculture by getting involved in our Stewardship Garden or visit our Pollinator Path to learn how you can protect declining pollinator populations. Collecting organics for compost and special recycling stations for plastic bags, batteries, ink toner cartridges and electronics are part of our efforts to reduce campus waste by 80% by 2030. Taking it to the streets, we’re promoting green transportation by riding dockless scooters, biking and using Metro Transit.

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A DM I S S I ON S / F I N A N C I A L A I D

97% OF STUDENTS RECEIVE ST. THOMAS SCHOLARSHIPS

SCHOLARSHIPS TO KEEP MAJOR EXPENSES AS MINOR AS POSSIBLE.

UP TO $33,000 ANNUAL MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIP (FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2021)

Our commitment We are committed to accommodating each individual and making this experience as affordable as we can. We’ll be happy to go over the numbers with you and discuss how to make St. Thomas work for you. All first-time, first-year students admitted to the University of St. Thomas are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. These scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and contributions made to their school and community. For more on tuition, all you've got to do is turn the page.

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A DM I S S I ON S / S C H O L A R S H I P S

FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS GHR Fellows Program

WE'RE HERE TO HELP! We’ll be happy to go over the numbers with you and discuss how to make St. Thomas work for you. link.stthomas.edu/undergrad TUITION BREAKDOWN Tuition................................................................................$47,274 Fees..................................................................................... $1,335 Room (average housing rate): ..................................... $7,682 Unlimited meal plan: ..................................................... $4,570 Grand total = $60,861*

$21,000 AVERAGE COST OF TUITION AFTER MERIT AID (FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2020)

This leadership program for incoming business majors includes full tuition and required fees for four years, plus study abroad, coaching and networking opportunities. Students with a strong aptitude for social innovation that improves lives, this is for you. Schulze Innovation Scholarship

Creative, inventive students planning to pursue a business degree with an entrepreneurship concentration are eligible to compete for this scholarship that includes full tuition for four years, paid internships and networking opportunities. Science, Mathematics and Engineering Scholarship Students planning to major in science, mathematics and/or engineering are eligible to compete for full- and partial-tuition scholarships. The Dease Scholarship Program

$150 MILLION ST. THOMAS AWARDED MORE THAN $150 MILLION IN FINANCIAL AID THIS YEAR

*Estimated 2021-22 direct cost (average before financial aid)

Middle 50 percent ACT ................................................. 24-30 Middle 50 percent .................................................. 1160-1360 Middle 50 percent high school ................................. 3.4-3.9 FIRST-YEAR STUDENT PROFILE (2021-22) Early action • Application deadline: Nov. 1 • Admission decision: By Dec. 15 • St. Thomas scholarship notification: By Dec. 15 • Deposit due: By May 1 Regular decision • Application deadline: Jan. 15 • Admission decision: By Feb. 15 • St. Thomas scholarship notification: By Feb. 15 • Deposit due: By May 1 Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action and Regular Decision. Both options are completely free and nonbinding, so you don’t have to commit until May 1. APPLICATION TIMELINES

USE OUR NET PRICE CALCULATOR TO CREATE AN ESTIMATE SPECIFIC TO YOUR SITUATION link.stthomas.edu/netprice

Underrepresented domestic first-generation students and graduates from urban high schools are eligible to apply for these full-tuition scholarships.

MAJOR-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS There are many competitive academic scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $10,000/per year that are available for students majoring in specific areas, such as: • BUSINESS • CATHOLIC STUDIES • COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND EMERGING MEDIA • ENGINEERING • ENTREPRENEURSHIP • MATHEMATICS • MUSIC • SCIENCE– INCLUDING ACTUARIAL SCIENCE, BIOLOGY, COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, NEUROSCIENCE AND MORE

TEST OPTIONAL We recognize that ACT or SAT test scores are not always the best predictor of academic success. So, we’ve adopted a test-optional admissions policy. Students choose whether to submit a standardized test score as part of their application to St. Thomas.

LOTS OF ON-CAMPUS

JOBS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

Visit for application procedures and deadlines. link.stthomas.edu/scholarships

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V I S I T U S

READY TO SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT? WE’RE HERE TO HELP. CALL OR FIND US ONLINE. 651-962-6154 STTHOMAS.EDU/VISIT

STILL UNSURE? TAKE THE TOUR. SCAN HERE FOR THE EXPLORE ST. THOMAS APP .

GET SOCIAL WITH US

NEXT STEP? STEP ON CAMPUS.

SEEING IS BELIEVING WE OFFER ON-CAMPUS AND VIRTUAL VISIT OPTIONS THAT ALLOW YOU TO EXPERIENCE CAMPUS AND SEE WHAT BEING A TOMMIE IS ALL ABOUT. Personalized visit Dive into the details. Meet with admissions or financial aid counselors, sit down with professors, tour the St. Paul campus and have lunch on us. Tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll create your personal itinerary. Available to high school seniors, in person or virtually. Information session Offered daily at noon, these visits consist of a 30-minute presentation followed by a St. Paul campus tour. Available to high school students of any age, information sessions are offered in person on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and virtually on Tuesday and Thursdays. Saturday visit We offer information sessions and St. Paul campus tours on select Saturday mornings during the academic year. Admissions Events We offer on-campus and virtual events for students at all stages of the admissions process.

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Office of Admissions Mail 5017 2115 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA

The University of St. Thomas occupies the ancestral and current homelands of the Dakota people, Mni Sota Makoce. We also recognize the Ojibwe and Ho-Chunk whose lands were colonized by the United States and are currently occupied by the State of Minnesota. To read the full land acknowledgement statement, visit: stthomas.edu/about/land-acknowledgment The University of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity educator and employer. St. Thomas does not unlawfully discriminate, in any of its programs or activities, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, family status, disability, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. stthomas.edu/eostatement The University of St. Thomas is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

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