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Encyclopedia > State University of New York at Purchase
Purchase College, State University of New York

Motto: "Think Wide Open"
Established 1967
Type: Public
President: Thomas Schwarz
Provost: Elizabeth Langland
Faculty: 300 [1]
Students: 4,000
Location Purchase, NY, United States
Campus: Suburban, 500 acres (2 km²) [2]
Colors: Heliotrope & Puce
Mascot: Purchase Panthers
Website: www.purchase.edu

The State University of New York at Purchase, also known as Purchase College and SUNY Purchase, is a public liberal, visual, and performing arts college in Purchase, New York, United States, a part of the State University of New York system. It was founded in 1967 and was designed as a school that would combine conservatory training in the visual and performing arts with liberal arts and sciences programs. It has strong conservatory programs in Theater Arts & Film, Music, and Dance, and its School of Art + Design is well-respected.[citation needed] It has an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students, and is one of the Princeton Review's top 361 American Universities. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... The term public school has three distinct meanings: In the USA and Canada, elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... For other uses, see Student (disambiguation). ... Purchase, New York is part of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. ... This article is about the state. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Heliotrope is a pink-purple tint that is a representation of the color of the heliotrope flower. ... Puce (noun, ) is generally considered to be dark rose to brownish-purple. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... The performing arts are those forms of art which differ from the plastic arts insofar as the former uses the artists own body, face and presence as a medium, and the latter uses materials such as clay, metal or paint which can be molded or transformed to create some... Purchase, New York is part of the town of Harrison, in Westchester County. ... Not to be confused with University of the State of New York. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...



The programs of the School of Humanities are designed to help students develop the critical skills and substantive knowledge needed to participate fully and effectively in today's complex world. Humanities programs aim to help students in conceptualizing, interpreting, and imagining the worlds of human experience in words, in images, and through historical time are the central activities of students and scholars in the humanities. These activities define the core of our intellectual and moral selves.

Programs in the School of Natural and Social Sciences give students an appreciation for the complex relationships that exist among scientific systems of inquiry (economic, mathematical, physical, political, psychological, and social). The School also offers distinctive majors that explore the interfaces of media and the arts. Students learn to think independently, communicate effectively, do serious research, and use community resources. Our faculty members encourage learning by doing in both the lab and the field. This hands-on philosophy culminates in the senior year, when each student completes a year-long research project under the close supervision of a faculty mentor.

The Programs in Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences are increasingly selective, making up 60% of the College's student body.

The Purchase College School of the Arts contains four professional conservatory programs for those looking for a career in the performing or visual arts.

The buildings and open spaces of the campus are visually distinctive models of late modernist architecture. The plans and a scale model of the campus were exhibited at MOMA, New York's Museum of Modern Art.

The Visual Arts Building has 160,000 square feet (15,000 m²) of studios, exhibition spaces, workshops and labs.

The Dance Building was the first in America created specifically for the training of dancers.

The Music Building has two recital halls, 75 practice rooms, 80 Steinway pianos, and professional recording studios. The Studio Composition program was one of the first in the country, and the faculty and student showcase Purchase Records has earned 3 Grammy nominations for its 5 releases. The Film Conservatory is housed within the lower level of the Music Building. Purchase Records is a small record label started in 2000 by Joe Ferry, Jim Mcelwaine, and Karl Kramer, to showcase the talents of the students and faculty at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film is comprised of four departments: Acting, Dramatic Writing, Film, and Theatre Design/Technology. Purchase College is one of four schools in the Consortium of Professional Theatre Training Programs, along with Carnegie Mellon, North Carolina School of the Arts and Boston University. Purchase is one of a handful of colleges capable of training theatre and film students at this level and primarily as undergraduates. The programs are very selective: annually the film program receives 700 applications, Design/Technology 500, Dramatic Writing 200 and the Acting Program sees 1,200 auditions each year in nine cities across the country. Each year the Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film accepts 20 filmmakers, 20, Dramatic Writing students, 40 Design/Technology students and 26 Acting majors. Collaboration among the four programs distinguish this unique training setting- at Purchase: Actors, filmmakers, writers and designers get to work together in faculty led curriculum as well as independently on student generated creative work. The four programs draw a faculty from the highest ranks of professional theatre and film.

Each conservatory program is highly selective and requires either a portfolio or audition for admission. Outside of the renowned conservatory programs, the Lily Lieb School of Creative Writing within the Humanities and Liberal Arts program is the only one to require the submission of a portfolio from students for acceptance.

Purchase students in the humanities and sciences make up about 60% of the college's student body. The college emphasizes creativity and independent study that culminates in a senior project featuring the student's original research or creative project. Many Purchase grads use their senior project as a spring board to a job or to professional or graduate school.[citation needed]

In addition, the campus offers outstanding athletic facilities and cultural opportunities.

The Neuberger Museum of Art, the eighth largest university museum in the nation, houses a permanent collection of 6,000 works of art and features a full schedule of exhibitions, lectures, films and inter-media events.

The Performing Arts Center, a five-theater complex considered[attribution needed] the finest of its kind on the East Coast, presents more than 100 professional and student performances each year.


Purchase College, with its proximity to the cultural mecca of Manhattan and the variety of arts programs offered to its students, is a well-spring of cultural and counter-cultural movements. Social activism plays a healthy part in shaping the scene at Purchase, and many students choose to participate in Student Government, and various clubs and organizations.

Dance, Music, Theater, Film, and the Visual Arts dominate Purchase culture. The Purchase Student Government and the college have provided spaces around campus for the display of student murals and a cornucopia of music can be heard bellowing from the campus' dormitory windows. Dance and theater productions are always an option for a "night out". The school is home to various performance venues, where Purchase bands and well-known touring artists take stage.

The student-funded and operated Student Center was opened in 2003 by the PSGA. Since its grand opening, the Student Center has featured free-use billiards tables, ping pong tables, a growing videogame arcade, air hockey, foosball, various board games, two concert venues (the main Student Center stage, and Whitson's Memorial Greeting Hall), and a film screening area. In later updates computers with wireless access and a student art gallery space were added. The school's devotion to the Student Center project was solidified by a major renovation done on the exterior of the building. It is known affectionately to many of its patrons as "The Stood" (sounds like "dude") [citation needed]. Normal hours of operation are 4PM - 2AM 7 days a week.

The students' musical tastes are celebrated at the school's annual Culture Shock festival, the most well-attended program at the school. The weekend festival, typically held in April (4/20 this year) showcases the talents of Purchase students as well as world renowned musical acts and performance artists. Recent Culture Shock headline performers include Ween, GWAR(rained out), Kool Keith, Animal Collective, GZA, Girl Talk, Man Man, Cat Power, Blonde Redhead, Bouncing Souls, Ghostface Killah, Saul Williams, Ted Leo, Biz Markie, Slick Rick and Dead Prez. Culture Shock is funded by the student's mandatory activity fee and put together by the Major Events Coordinator (MEC). The Culture Shock festival is held annually at SUNY Purchase College in Purchase, NY. The outdoor festival occurs mid-April and consistently hosts a vast array of musical artists from many different genres, as well as carnival rides and food vendors in a county fair-type setting. ... Ween is an alternative rock group formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo met in an eighth grade typing class. ... GWAR is a satirical thrash metal and shock rock band formed in 1985. ... Keith Matthew Thornton (born c. ... Animal Collective is a New York City-based group of experimental musicians from Baltimore, Maryland. ... GZA (IPA pronunciation: ), aka The Genius, (born Gary Grice August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American hip hop artist. ... Girl Talk is the stage name and recording alias of Gregg Gillis. ... Man Man is an American experimental rock band from Philadelphia. ... Cat Power is the stage name of American singer/songwriter Charlyn Chan Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall on 21 January 1972). ... Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock or indie rock band. ... The Bouncing Souls are a punk band, formed in 1987. ... Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970 in Staten Island, New York), better known by the stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper. ... Saul Stacey Williams (born February 29, 1972) is most known for his blend of spoken word poetry and hip-hop. ... Theodore Francis Ted Leo (born September 11, 1970, in South Bend, Indiana) is an American punk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Biz Markie (born Marcel Hall April 8, 1964 in Harlem, New York) is a rapper and DJ, best known for humorous singles such as Just a Friend. He has been labeled The Clown Prince of Hip-Hop. ... Richard Walters (born January 14, 1965), better known by stage names Slick Rick, MC Ricky D and Rick the Ruler, is a rapper. ... Dead Prez is a critically acclaimed underground hip-hop duo of alternative rappers stic. ...

Purchase is known for its GLBT culture, which is celebrated during the annual "Fall Ball" - where Drag Queens and Kings compete on stage for the year's crown. Counter Culture and DIY sensibilities are very prominent as evidenced by the school's food co-op and student-run Student Center. LGBT (or GLBT) is an acronym used as a collective term to refer to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. ... See also: DIY Network, a cable TV network. ... A food cooperative or food co-op is a grocery store organized as a cooperative. ...

Students voice their opinions through a variety of campus media sources. Currently, there are two major student-run publications; The Independent (weekly news source), and The Submission (interdisciplinary journal of creativity).

Purchase has its own television station known as "PTV" (Purchase Television) which is cablecast on channel 69 on campus. The station is entirely funded and run by students. In addition to the TV station, the school also has a student-run radio station, WPSR, which broadcasts on 1610 am, and is simulcast on the internet.

Skateboarding has a unique presence at Purchase College due to its brick covered campus. The underground tunnels that connect the campus have smooth concrete and ramps. The campus has banned skateboarding on the mall and access to the tunnels is for the most part prohibited, making things difficult for the campus' skateboarding community. Previous classes have contributed to Purchase's skateboarding culture by publishing 5-0 Skate Zine and Trash Compactor.

In 1992, Rama regularly held private meetings for his computer company "monks" at Purchase's Performing Arts Center. Christopher Beach, director of the Performing Arts Center at the time, told The New York Times ("Mentor to Some, Cult Leader to Others", Westchester edition, 6/20/93) that Rama was "no more than a Dale Carnegie of the 90's." Dr. Sheldon N. Grebstein, then-president of SUNY Purchase, also defended Rama in The Times article: "At SUNY Purchase we have directly witnessed none of the alleged cult activity." Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph. ... The Rama Computer Students were led by Frederick Lenz who called himself the Zen Master Rama. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... Dale Carnegie Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (originally Carnegey) (November 24, 1888–November 1, 1955) was an American writer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. ...


The site chosen for the campus was a 500 acre (2 km²) estate, Strathglass Farm, in the middle of Westchester County, 40 minutes from Manhattan. It was originally the property of Thomas Thomas, a Revolutionary war soldier, whose family and slave cemetery still remains on the campus. In order to transform the former cattle farm into a college for thousands of students, SUNY engaged some of the most prominent American architects to design the campus. Edward Larrabee Barnes created the master plan, and nine distinguished architectural firms designed specific buildings. Buildings on the campus are located in the center of the property, and are isolated from the surrounding community by wooded areas around the perimeter of the property. The college is adjacent to the Westchester County Airport, and is across the street from PepsiCo's world headquarters. The campus is not within walking distance to any commercial area. Westchester County is a suburban county with about 940,000 residents located in the U.S. state of New York. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen of her North American colonies. ... Edward Larrabee Barnes (1915-2004) was an American architect known for his designs of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the IBM Headquarters in New York City. ... HPN redirects here. ... PepsiCo, Incorporated (NYSE: PEP) is a global American beverage and snack company. ...

Various parts of the Campus are currently undergoing renovation. The new Student Services building opened in 2006, providing one-stop-shopping for most administrative services. The 'mall', or main campus plaza, is currently undergoing renovations to improve its aesthetics, create communal spaces, and to reduce flooding when it rains.

Dorms & Apartments


Dormitory for freshman. Students are housed in doubles, triples, and 4-person, 6-person or 8-person suites (which contain 2, 3 or 4 doubles). There is a laundry room for students in the basement. Connected to Farside & Big Haus via the basement. There are singles in this dorm, although they mostly go to Resident Assistants and Upperclass students who meet the GPA requirements.


Dormitory for freshmen. Students are housed in doubles, triples, and 4-person, 6-person or 8-person suites (which contain 2, 3 or 4 doubles). Connected to Crossroads, Big Haus, and public laundryroom via the basement. Like Crossroads, this building has some singles, although they are primarily for RA's and upperclass students.

During 2004, a large fire erupted from the first floor lounge but the damage was quickly fixed and put back into previous condition. As a result, all dormitory lounges remain locked until a student requests the room from a RA and signs in.

Big Haus

Largest of the dormitories. Forty percent freshman, although students of all years are allowed there. Students are housed in doubles, triples, and 4-person, 6-person suites (which contain 2, 3 or 4 doubles). A limited number of singles (primarily for RAs) are made available to upperclassmen. Connected to Farside, Crossroads, and public laundryroom via the basement.


Opened in 2001, this dorm houses students of all years, however, the majority of Outback's residents are upperclassmen. Outback is not connected to the other three dorms. It has elevators and its own laundry room. Outback is a "wellness" dorm, with no alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products allowed through its doors. The name was voted on by students, but the winning name, "Wham City," was never used. The rooms in Outback are doubles complete with private bathrooms. There are also 8 suites, 4 of which have kitchens. Wham City was a collective of artists in Baltimore founded in 2003 when several graduates from SUNY Purchase relocated from New York. ...

Fort Awesome

The newest dormitory, completed in summer of 2006. The name was chosen by student Jesse Heffler in an election. He received $100 as a prize. Though this was the name chosen most residents refer to it as "The Fort." This dorm is all upperclassmen students, mostly sophomores. The student media services (including Purchase TV, WPSR, and The Independent) will move to the new building in 2007. In addition (and after much controversy) a Starbucks is planned to move in to the site. Rooms are doubles or triples, with Fort Awesome's highlights of HV/AC accommodations and private bathrooms (with shower) for each room, personal mailboxes (not in operation) in the building, a small but operational laundry room equipped with candy and soft drink vending machines, and larger rooms compared to the other dorms. For the Fall 2007 semester, a classroom was added to the first floor of the building. the classroom features "cafe" style seating, and Smart Board technology. An Interactive Whiteboard is a dry-erase whiteboard writing surface which can capture writing electronically. ...

The Olde Apartments (Phase I)

The Olde comprises 3 "streets" - G, J, and H. The Olde as a whole is known for parties on the weekend. All streets have upstairs and downstairs apartments with kitchens. Most apartments in The Olde are 4 person apartments (with 2 singles and a double), but there are "Duplex" apartments with two floors that house 6 students (with 2 singles and 2 doubles). At one time both sexes were allowed to live together in the Duplex apartments. Several professors and their families occupy the Duplex apartments here, choosing to live on campus.

The Commons Apartments ("The New"/Phase II)

In "The New" apartments have several 4-person and 3-person apartment combos, although there are also 6 person apartments. It is the furthest student housing from the main campus area (except for possibly the back of Alumni).

The New Apartments are home to the Gender Neutral Housing Pilot slated for the 07-08 academic year, and there are currently four students living there, though if the program is successful more spaces may open.[citation needed]

Alumni Village

Alumni is the newest apartment complex on campus, opened for students in the fall of 2003. It consists of eight 4-person apartments in each of 12 buildings, and four 4-person apartments on the second floor of another building (the first floor contains a community space available for student use). Perks include single rooms for all students and a washer and dryer in each apartment. Two forms of PREP (Purchase Residence Extension Program) housing are available in Alumni Village. One allows students to live on campus all year and the other allows students to remain on campus for the academic year (August to May, including the winter break).

Notable Alumni

Some of these and other alumni compose what has been called "The Purchase Mafia" by several different sources[attribution needed], including Edie Falco and Hal Hartley [3], [4], [5]. The term originated in multiple biographical listings of Purchase alumni on The Internet Movie Database. It was later picked up by the press when actress and Purchase alumn, Edie Falco, came to national attention as a result of her role on HBO's mob drama, The Sopranos. Filmmaker[6] The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Edith Falco (born July 5, 1963) is an American television, film and stage actress best known for her lead role as Carmela Soprano on HBOs award winning hit series The Sopranos, as well as Diane Wittlesey on the HBO show Oz. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... This article is about the television series. ...

Notable alumni and former students of Purchase include:


Kirk Acevedo (born November 27, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American actor of Puerto Rican and Chinese descent, best known for his performances as Miguel Alvarez in Oz and Hector Salazar in Law & Order: Trial by Jury. ... (Far right) Robert John Burke in The Unbelievable Truth. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Susie Essman is an American stand-up comedian and comic actress in television and films. ... Dwight Ewell is an American actor. ... Edith Falco (born July 5, 1963) is an American television, film and stage actress best known for her lead role as Carmela Soprano on HBOs award winning hit series The Sopranos, as well as Diane Wittlesey on the HBO show Oz. ... Brian Gaskill Brian Richard Gaskill (born 22 January 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaii, raised in Neptune Township, New Jersey) is an American actor. ... Seth Gilliam is an American actor. ... Joshua Daniel Hartnett (born July 21, 1978) is an American actor. ... Dean Haspiel (born 1967 in New York City) is a comic book artist living in Brooklyn, New York. ... David Herman (born February 20, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. ... Zoe Isabella Kravitz (born December 1, 1988) is an American actress known for her roles in The Brave One with Jodie Foster and No Reservations with Catherine Zeta-Jones. ... Melissa Leo (born 14 September 1960 in New York, New York) is an American actress best known for playing the tough-minded shift-Sgt. ... Jodi Long (born January 1, 1954, New York, New York) is an Asian American actress raised in the Queens borough of New York City. ... Michael C. Maronna (born October 8, 1977 in Rhode Island, USA) is an actor who has appeared in several television programs and films. ... Tracy Lynn Middendorf (born January 26, 1971) is an American television, movie, and stage actress. ... Janel Moloney at a rally for John Kerry in October 2004 in Fort Collins, Colorado Janel Moloney (born October 3, 1969) is an American actor, best known for her role as Donna Moss on The West Wing. ... For the African-American television actress, see Parker McKenna Posey. ... Irving Rameses Rhames (born May 12, 1959) is a Golden Globe-winning American actor. ... Bill Sage (born William Sage III on July 17, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American actor and alumnus of State University of New York at Purchase. ... Michael Savage may refer to: Michael Savage (actor) (former star of General Hospital) professional name of Ron Jacobson [1] Michael Savage (commentator), professional name of Michael Weiner, a United States broadcaster from San Francisco, CA and a published natural health writer. ... Wesley Trent Snipes (born July 31, 1962) is an American actor, martial artist and film producer. ... Michael Snyder is an actor who holds the distinction of being one of only 32 actors or actresses to have starred in both the original Star Trek, up to and including Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and then in one of the spin offs. ... Sherry Stringfield Sherry Lea Stringfield (born June 24, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American television actress best known for her role of Susan Lewis on the hit medical television drama ER. Sherry graduated from the Acting Conservatory of SUNY at Purchase in 1989 with a Bachelor of Fine... Stanley Tucci, Jr. ... Steven Weber (born March 4, 1961) is an American actor. ... Will Scheffer is an American playwright and co-creator and executive producer of Big Love with fellow writing partner, Mark V. Olsen. ... Jay O. Sanders (born 16 April 1953 in Austin, Texas) is an American character actor. ...

Theatrical Designers/Technicians

A graduate of SUNY Purchase with a degree in Lighting Design from the Department of Design/Technology, Division of Theatre Arts & Film, Mayne began working in the Scenic Design field in film in the 1990s. ... Brian MacDevitt is a prolific, award winning lighting designer for theatrical productions. ... Tim OReilly at the MIX06 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada Tim OReilly (born 1954, Cork, Ireland) is the founder of OReilly Media (formerly OReilly & Associates) and supporter of the free software and open source movements. ... Kenneth Posner is a professional theatrical lighting designer working, most notably, on Broadway. ...

Playwrights and Screenwriters

Donald Margulies is an American playwright who authored plays including Pulitzer Prize winning Dinner with Friends and Collected Stories. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an American screenwriter, producer and playwright. ...


Todd Baker is an American film and television producer. ... Tom “Big Daddy” Donahue (May 21, 1928 - April 28, 1975) has been called the father of progressive radio. ... American film director Bob Gosse was born on January 9, 1963 in Long Island, New York. ...


Hal Hartley (b. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Todd Baker is an American film and television producer. ... Nick Gomez (b. ... American film director Bob Gosse was born on January 9, 1963 in Long Island, New York. ... Hal Hartley (b. ... Danny Leiner is a film director whose credits include The Great New Wonderful World, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Dude, Wheres My Car?, Layin Low, and Time Expired. ... Tim McCann (born June 21, 1968) is an American film director and a professor of film and a director at his alma mater State University of New York at Purchase. ... E. Elias Merhige (Edmund Elias Merhige) is a film director born in Brooklyn in 1964. ... Lawrence I. ONeil (born 14 November 1954) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Rob Schmidt (born September 25, 1965), is an American film director and writer. ... Chris Wedge (born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is the director of Ice Age and Robots. ...


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Women's Rights activists

Nasreen Pervin Huq (born Bangladesh, 18th November 1958, died Bangladesh, 24th April 2006) was a prominent womens activist and campaigner for social justice. ...

External links

  • Purchase College Website
  • Purchase Television's YouTube
  • Purchase College Website
  • Purchase Independent Website
  • The Submission Website
  • Purchase College Livejournal Community

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