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Film: Man of Iron
Thursday, August 21 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Man of IronWinner of the 1981 Cannes Palme d’or, Man of Iron is one of the finest examples of committed, activist filmmaking, inspirational not only for its immediate subject—the rise of Poland’s Solidarity movement, complete with an appearance by Lech Walesa—but for its dissection of issues facing citizens of any country: how to live, how to create, and how to rebel in the face of oppression. In a loose sequel to Man of Marble, Wajda follows an alcoholic reporter—once a rebel, now an uncomfortable cog in the system—as he’s browbeaten into digging up dirt on the leader of a shipyard workers’ movement. What he discovers instead is the history of a man, and a movement, ready to emerge into power.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Botanical garden: Painting summer flowers
Thursday, August 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Painting of summer flowersJoin botanical artist Catherine Watters to learn techniques for painting beautiful summer blooms.

 $90,  $85 Members
Register by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.


Music: Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors and Etienne deRocher
Thursday, August 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Todd SickafooseImaginative jazz meets indie rock in the shade of the redwood grove at UC Berkeley's botanical garden. Enjoy the sounds of Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors. Etienne deRocher will also perform.

 $15 Adult,  $12 UCBG Member Adult,  $10 Youth 5-17yrs old
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm. Redwood Grove doors at 5:00pm. Click the following "online" button to purchase tickets... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.


Exhibit: Geta Brătescu
July 25 – September 28, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Geta BrătescuMATRIX 254 features the work of Romanian artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), who has been living and working in Bucharest since the 1950s. Working across a wide range of media (graphic design, drawing, video, textiles, performance, installation, photography, and printmaking), Brătescu is a central figure in postwar Romanian art. Due primarily to Communist leader Nicolae Ceauşescu’s totalitarian regime (1967–89), which suppressed the work of avant-garde artists living and working in Romania, and the subsequent political isolation of the country, Brătescu’s work was little known to international audiences until recently. For MATRIX 254, Brătescu’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum, the artist presents a focused selection of key works made between the years 1977 and 2000.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: Hofmann by Hofmann
July 2 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hofmann in his painting studioAs we prepare to move to our new building in downtown Berkeley, it seems fitting to revisit the enduring vitality and generosity of Hofmann’s extraordinary gift of his paintings to the Berkeley Art Museum. “Hofmann by Hofmann” focuses on the first paintings selected personally by Hofmann for BAM/PFA. Hofmann employs contrasting colors and the arrangement of shapes into expanding and contracting forces (push-pull) to create the experience of three-dimensional space. “Space,” he wrote, “must be vital and active—a force impelled pictorial space, presented as a spiritual and unified entity, with a life of its own.”

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)

Exhibit: The James Cahill Legacy
July 23 – December 21, 2014 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of James Cahill's paintingsThe late James Cahill, Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley, was known as a brilliant scholar, exceptional teacher and writer, and extraordinary connoisseur and collector of Chinese and Japanese paintings. He began collecting in the mid-1950s as a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, where he encountered significantly undervalued Chinese paintings of the Ming and Qing periods. His collection became known by his studio name, Ching Yuan Chai, given to him by his own teacher, Shimada Shujiro. Today paintings associated with that studio name are among the treasures that make up the core of the BAM/PFA Chinese painting collection. In fond memory of James Cahill (1926–2014), we present this selection from the collection in tribute to his tremendous generosity and commitment to Berkeley and to BAM/PFA.

 Free BAM/PFA member; Cal Student, Staff, Faculty, and retirees; Children (12 and under),  $10 Adults (18-64),  $7 Non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled patrons, young adults (13-17)
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Film: Paths of Glory
Friday, August 22 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Paths of GloryKubrick’s brave antiwar film remains one of the most cool-headed assaults on cold-blooded murder ever filmed. A Korean War–era audience could take little comfort in the fact that these scenes of ritualized slaughter were set during World War I. The story, based on a true incident in the French army in 1916, traces the court-martial and execution of three soldiers chosen as scapegoats for the failure of a suicidal French infantry attack against superior German forces. Suave, uncaring Adolph Menjou and pathologically paranoid George Macready are the generals who shield themselves from blame; Kirk Douglas is the white knight who challenges their scheme. Paths of Glory is comparable in its beauty and pathos to classic World War I antiwar films like All Quiet on the Western Front. But in its concentration on lunacy in the high command, and in its brittle cynicism, it is pure Kubrick.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: Princess Yang Kwei-Fei
Friday, August 22 | 8:45 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Princess Yang Kwei-FeiPart fairy tale, part ghost story, Princess Yang Kwei-fei relates the legend of an eighth-century Chinese emperor who falls in love with a servant girl and makes her his consort. This tragic Cinderella story of passion doomed by politics is one of Mizoguchi’s two films in color.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Social event: Nighttime hike to the Big C
Friday, August 22 | 9-10 p.m. | Meet at Sather Gate

View of Campanile from the Big CJoin International Orientation Leaders on this easy 30-minute hike to enjoy the breathtaking night view of the bay! Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes and a warm jacket. Meet at Sather Gate.

RSVP online.

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Film: Zoolander
Saturday, August 23 | 8:15 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from ZoolanderWhen Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) loses his male modeling crown to newcomer Hansel (Owen Wilson), it’s as if he’s become a throwaway schmatte from the fashion biz. Just another rag on the runway after all those years of perfecting his ultimate power poses. Even working in a coalmine begins to look good. But the evil fashion czar (Will Ferrell) has other plans for this dim-witted mobile mannequin.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Special event: Getting your bearings
Saturday, August 23 | UC Berkeley Campus

Oski bearNew freshman and transfer students, Get Your Bearings! Three full weeks of activities to help you get adjusted to campus have been organized around themes: Welcome and Campus Culture, Community and Involvement, and Campus Services and Resources. All new students are encouraged to participate.

Over 300 activities have been planned. Check out our website for a complete list of events.

Have a great first semester, and Go Bears!


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Film: An Enemy of the People
Sunday, August 24 | 5 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from An Enemy of the PeopleRay adapted the Ibsen play Enemy of the People for his return to filmmaking, after nearly a half-decade’s absence due to heart problems. A beloved doctor in the countryside realizes his community’s water supply is being tainted and poisoned by pollution, and soon identifies a temple and tourist destination as the prime source. His discovery, though, is greeted not by praise, but condemnation; who is he to interfere with a religious temple, or to suggest that the community lose money by shutting it down? Science, religion, and profit collide in this intriguing adaptation.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: Knocked Up
Sunday, August 24 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Knocked UpWith Judd Apatow’s schlockbuster, we get a crass course in contemporary comedy. Here, dumpy stoner Ben (Seth Rogen) gets the comely careerist Alison (Katherine Heigl) in a classic boy-bleeps-girl story. An influential humor-monger, Apatow has had his hand in many recent rollicks, Bridesmaids, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Girls, Superbad, and others. His specialty is the domestic drama in which some ritual like courtship collapses under the weight of gross guffaws. In Knocked Up, Rogen’s rough-edged romancer gets his vulgarity varnished to a fine sheen. But for Heigl’s Alison, the expectant mother must lower her expectations.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Special event: Piano and instrument sale
Sunday, August 24 | 12-5 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall

Pianos on saleHundreds of slightly-used, top-notch pianos, guitars, violins and other musical instruments will be for sale to the public, complete with factory warranties, tune-ups and interest-free financing, if needed. The sale is part of a creative arrangement between Berkeley’s music department and the Rockley Family Foundation, a nonprofit foundation established to promote music education. The selection will include grand pianos, baby grands, digital player grands, upright pianos, digital pianos, orchestral strings, and acoustic and electric guitars.
Pre-sale on August 22-23. Call 510-642-0099 to schedule an appointment.



Lecture: The restless dead and ghosts in ancient Egypt
Sunday, August 24 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

Rita LucarelliUC Berkeley professor of Egyptology, Rita Lucarelli, discusses her research on ancient Egypt. She focuses on funerary culture and literature of ancient Egypt and translations of the Egyptian Book of the Dead.


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Open house: Berkeley Center for New Media
Monday, August 25 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Berkeley Center for New Media logoFind out about the Berkeley Center for New Media's academic offerings and event programs for the coming semester. Faculty and current students will be available to discuss BCNM's Designated Emphasis for Ph.D. students and the Masters' Certificate in New Media. From engineering to art, history to performance studies, BCNM tackles a range of disciplines in an attempt to critically analyze and help shape developments in new media. We encourage unorthodox artworks, designs, and experiments, while supporting the academic inquiry at the heart of modern scholarship. By reaching out to students, researchers, industry figures, and the broader public, BCNM stimulates new perspectives on contemporary new media.


RSVP by emailing lara@berkeley.edu.


Conference: Summer undergraduate research fellowship
August 25 – 26, 2014 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

SURF '14 fellow Georgeann DeAntoni engages in paleoethnobotanical fieldwork in Central California.Find out about the projects undergraduate researchers worked on this summer. Students from the SURF L&S and SURF/Rose Hills programs will present their work, findings, and fun at the end of their summer program.



Exhibit: Hard Words – Memory and death in the wild west
August 25, 2014 – February 20, 2015 every day | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall Stephens Hall

Old West photoAn exhibition of Peter Koch's striking prints assembled from re-configured photographs, historical documents, manuscript journals and old newspaper engravings; accompanied by short legends written by the artist, hand-set in antique lead and wood type. The prints are accompanied by selected texts appropriated from the writings of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, Ross Cox, William T. Hornaday, L.A. Huffman, Elers Koch, and others.


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Botanical garden: Butterfly walk
April 22 – October 28, 2014 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Butterfly and purple flowersJoin Sally Levinson, UC Berkeley botanical garden volunteer propagator, docent and caterpillar lady, on a guided walk through the collection in search of butterflies. Space is limited. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

 Free with Garden admission
Register by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing garden@berkeley.edu.

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Film: All Quiet on the Western Front
Wednesday, August 27 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from All Quiet on the Western FrontLacking any gestures toward patriotism or glory, any exploitation of spectacle, Milestone's film remains one of the boldest statements ever made against the cruelty and futility of war. In Germany, 1917, seven enthusiastic schoolboys leave their village to enlist in the army. Brutalized and disillusioned in training, they are posted to the French front, where further horrors await them. Then, further disillusionments: the soldier home on leave is now a stranger.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Botanical garden: Summer bird walk
Wednesday, August 27 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden

Dark-eyed JuncoListen to the sounds of summer! Join Chris Carmichael, associate director for collections and horticulture at the UC Berkeley botanical garden, for a morning walk to find out about Bay Area bird life. Advance registration required.

 $20, $18 members
Register online, or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.


Film: Shack Out on 101
Wednesday, August 27 | 8:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Outdoor screening in the sculpture garden!

Who would have thought a burger joint could be a command center for commie spies? (I’ll have that medium rare with a side of microfilm.) But then again, this deliriously trashy espionage flick is all Cold War and hot stoves. Lee Marvin plays Slob, a short-order cook who can’t. Keenan Wynn plays George, owner of the seaside beanery and handy with a harpoon. Just down the beach is a missile site, so sooner or later top-secret scientists blow in looking for their fix of trans-fat. This by-the-pants paranoid pic generates enough laughable lunacy to make your patty melt.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Music: Rupa and the April Fishes + Lou Lou and the Gypsy Jivers
Thursday, August 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Redwood Grove UC Botanical Garden

Rupa and the April FishesEnjoy the sounds of roots rock and Soweto swing in the shade of the redwood grove at UC Berkeley's botanical garden. Rupa and the April Fishes performs, and Lou Lou and the Gypsy Jivers will open.

 $20 Adult,  $18 UCBG Member Adult,  $10 Youth 5-17yrs old
Ticket includes admission to the Botanical Garden before 4:30pm. Redwood Grove doors at 5:00pm. Click the following "online" button to purchase tickets... Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-643-2755.


Film: Blue
Thursday, August 28 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from BlueBlue is in effect, Jarman’s last will and testament. He made this excruciating, brilliant, liberating film with full consciousness of his impending death. The soundtrack, intensely sculpted, is an assemblage of noises, music, and multiple voices reading philosophical reflections, anecdotes, and diaristic ruminations on the progress of the filmmaker’s illness, including his progressive blindness. Visually, the film is simply a blue screen, subjects to the imperfections of color stock and the projections of viewers’ retinas.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Panel discussion: 2014-15 venture capital financing
Thursday, August 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Haas School: Andersen Auditorium

Haas school logoIn 2014 the early stage financing environment exploded with valuations and the number of financings increasing substantially, including several multi-billion dollar fundings. By some measures the number of venture fundings in Q2 of 2014 approached levels not seen since the days of the internet bubble. 2014 also continued a number of trends from prior years: the growing influence of founders/entrepreneurs, the significant growth in the activity of seed/angel investors as well as alternative funding platforms and incubators. Join our panel of expert angel and venture capital investors for a look at early stage investing during the past year and what the future investment environment holds.

 $25 Community/UC Berkeley Alumni,  Free UC Berkeley/UCSF Students, Faculty, and Staff
Registration opens August 6. Register by August 26 online, or by calling 510-642-4255, or by emailing lester@haas.berkeley.edu.


Lecture: Architecture and unseen power
Thursday, August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Dana BuntrockBuildings express influences otherwise unseen. They are shaped by laws, subsidies or incentives, and forgotten historical events. Dana Buntrock, professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, will discuss architecture in Japan from a 1960s "Hawaiian" resort to contemporary prefabricated houses. She will demonstrate ways that seemingly odd or unusual approaches result from the political economies of energy use and exploitation.



Exhibit: Gourmet Ghettos, Modern Food Rituals
August 28 – December 19, 2014 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

For thousands of years, food rituals have been essential to constructing and maintaining Jewish identities throughout the diaspora. But the significance of these rituals might be more pervasive than we think. Gourmet Ghettos: Modern Food Rituals explores the broader linkages between food, ritual, identity, and activism that inform Jewish life.


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Film: Borat
Friday, August 29 | 8:45 p.m. | PFA Theater

Promotional image from BoratIs there such a thing as cultural promiscuity? Having your way with the countries of the world? Sacha Baron Cohen’s hilarious misadventures take you through an amalgamated landscape of cultural miscues, misconceptions, and misanthropy to emerge, well, not exactly purified, but at least deloused. The titular Borat (Baron Cohen) is a Kazakhstanian journalist out to discover America. Smitten by Baywatch’s Pam Anderson (Anderson), he follows a libido-laden route to sunny SoCal.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: Street of Shame
Friday, August 29 | 7 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from Street of ShameMizoguchi’s last completed film presents portraits of five prostitutes in a brothel called Dreamland in Yoshiwara, Tokyo’s red-light district. The women are in the life for a variety of reasons—a would-be bride finds being a whore preferable to being enslaved to a husband; a young mother assures her struggling husband, “Soon we’ll be glad we didn’t kill ourselves.” Another mother’s grown son witnesses her debasing herself to lure clients; still, she fantasizes this son wants to live with her, for Dreamland is as much about the women’s delusions as the johns’.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Saturday, August 30 | 8:50 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from The Life AquaticWould Jacques Cousteau be gulping for air? Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) is an oddball oceanographer assembling a crew for his next exploit, a film about the dread “jaguar shark,” the very one that chomped his pelagic partner. This aquatic predator may not be toothsome, or even real, but it’s Zissou’s own personal Moby nonetheless. Off goes Zissou’s ship-of-fools with long-lost son Ned (Owen Wilson) and crew, along with the ever-mellifluous Seu Jorge, who punctuates the proceedings by singing David Bowie songs in Portuguese. This zany cargo is all too precious, but it’s Wes Anderson, so drop anchor and wade in.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Film: The Stranger
Sunday, August 31 | 5 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from The StrangerA comfortable Calcutta couple is visited by a seemingly long-lost uncle in Ray’s last film, a comedy of manners and a gentle parable of greed. Anila’s Uncle Manomohan was the family black sheep who went overseas in 1955 and was never heard from again; now he’s shown up on her family’s doorstep, and her husband Sudhindra is none too amused. Seeming genuine but with a strange, almost mystical air, the uncle ingratiates himself into the household, and soon challenges their notions of hospitality, culture, and civilization.

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission

Film: The Wicker Man
Sunday, August 31 | 7:30 p.m. | PFA Theater

Still image from The Wicker ManBefore Burning Man, there was The Wicker Man, that burning sensation. A Christian believer, Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward), travels to the rustic island of Summerisle to investigate the disappearance of a young girl the islanders deny exists. The sarge is alarmed to find the inhabitants possessed of a paganism that has the cultists raising the maypole and fornicating in the fields. Playwright Anthony Shaffer (Sleuth, Frenzy) penned this heathen husk of folk horror specifically for Christopher Lee, who plays the priestly Lord Summerisle. This flammable flick finds its fright in the slow revelation that you are either kin or kindling. 

 $5.50 BAM/PFA Member; Cal Student,  $6.50 Cal Faculty and Staff; Disabled Patron; Non Cal Student; Senior Patron ( 65 & Older); General Admission Youth (17 & under),  $9.50 General admission
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Workshop: iPhoneography
Tuesday, October 21 | 6-9 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden

iPhone with image of flowersThe best camera is the one that is with you! Let expert iPhone photographer Yoni Mayeri show you how to capture and edit images with your iPhone. The class will cover: essential phone camera tips for optimizing digital capture, choosing subjects and framing that work best with the iPhone, best practices for saving, uploading and transferring images and using apps for basic editing and enhancing images...all done on the iPhone. Whether you shoot people, flora and fauna, landscape or abstract subjects or just want to make great images with the iPhone this class will help you take your iPhoneography to the next level.

 $60, $50 members
Register online, or by calling 510-642-7082, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.


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