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News archive: 2005 releases

Conference to address the challenge of renewable resources

Monday 19 December 2005

A major international conference focusing on the growing impact of Renewable Resources will take place at the University of York, in the UK, next September.


Teddy bears gather at York primary school for health checks

Thursday 15 December 2005

Medical students from the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) will give pupils' teddy bears a health check on Friday at their first Teddy Bear Hospital at St Mary's Primary School.


Bio-archaeologists pinpoint oldest Northern European human activity

Wednesday 14 December 2005

Scientists at the University of York used a 'protein time capsule' to confirm the earliest record of human activity in Northern Europe.


Beyond and Within: sculpture's new home at University of York

Tuesday 6 December 2005

Joanna Mowbray's sculpture, Beyond and Within, will have a new home at the University of York from Wednesday. The sculpture, made from hot rolled steel and standing nearly 4 metres tall, will be located in the grounds of Wentworth College on the Heslington campus.


Wiesenthal legacy still resonant in era of terrorism

Monday 5 December 2005

Human rights activist Rabbi Abraham Cooper will discuss the lessons society can learn, in the modern era of terrorism, from the life and work of Holocaust survivor and Nazi-hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, at this year's Heslington Lecture at the University of York.


YCR team at the University of York gets to the root of cancer problem

Friday 2 December 2005

Think of prostate cancer as a dandelion in a lawn - pull the leaves off the weed and the root still remains, allowing it to regenerate.


Musician breaks new ground with glass composition

Thursday 1 December 2005

For musician Neil Sorrell, it was one of his most unusual assignments - to create 15 minutes of music, using only the sounds of glass.


Chinese Olympics team in training at the University of York

Tuesday 22 November 2005

A delegation of senior Chinese Government officials, who will be helping to run the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, is visiting the University of York this week to pick up tips from leading academics and civil servants from across the UK on sports and event management.


Sustainable solutions: realising the potential of renewable resources wins Queen's Award for the University of York

Thursday 17 November 2005

A research centre at the University of York dedicated to realising the potential of plant-based renewable resources to make products needed by society, has been awarded one of The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education.


Higher education switch for health trust administrator

Tuesday 15 November 2005

An administrator with 20 years experience in the NHS is to be the new Director of Facilities Management at the University of York.


Biorenewables - products for a sustainable future: York leads new consortium

Monday 14 November 2005

The University of York is to lead a new group set up to explore the potential of products from the biosphere to reduce the global economy's dependence on fossil reserves and oil.


Political theorist speaks out on the politics of identity

Tuesday 8 November 2005

Professor Lord Parekh is to give the 2005 Morrell Address on Toleration at the University of York.


Young scientists turn to gel to ease side-effects of cancer treatment

Thursday 3 November 2005

Three young scientists in the University of York's Department of Chemistry have developed a gel that could spare cancer patients some of the unpleasant and dangerous side-effects of radiotherapy.


HYMS students' clinic to give hope to leukaemia sufferers

Wednesday 2 November 2005

Medical students at the Hull York Medical School are to run a clinic at the University of York which could ultimately save the lives of leukaemia patients.


York meeting to grow UK business connections with Singapore

Tuesday 1 November 2005

Expanding one of the UK's most important markets in the Asia-Pacific region will be the focus of talks at the University of York this week, between academics, business leaders and civil servants from the UK and Singapore.


Public health campaigns 'risk failing' less well-off families

Monday 31 October 2005

Campaigns to improve public health run the risk of failing to engage the socio-economic groups who stand to benefit most from them, according to a University of York academic.


Artistic celebration for local people with learning disabilities

Wednesday 26 October 2005

A University of York student has organised an exhibition in the city this week, to celebrate the creativity of local people with learning disabilities.


Top physician in York to assess impact of medical changes

Wednesday 26 October 2005

A leading figure in medical education will insist that 'life is not a rehearsal' when she presents the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) Annual Lecture next week.


E-learning step for University of York IT Academy

Monday 24 October 2005

The University of York is to help small and medium-sized businesses in Yorkshire to take maximum advantage of their IT investment by laying on the first of a series of new easily accessible E-learning courses.


University of York colleges celebrate 40 years

Thursday 20 October 2005

Two of University of York's Colleges are celebrating their 40th anniversaries.


Finance Fair jobs help for University of York students

Tuesday 18 October 2005

The Bank of England is one of several high profile employees at the first ever York Finance Fair. The fair will give University of York students advice on how to gain their first foothold on the employment ladder.


High altitude Broadband trials in Sweden

Monday 17 October 2005

The European CAPANINA research consortium, led by the University of York, has made a significant step forward in perfecting a revolutionary broadband system following high altitude trials in northern Sweden.


University of York in the big league for biomedicine

Friday 14 October 2005

The University of York has been ranked 34th in a league table of the world's top 100 universities for biomedicine in a table published in the Times Higher Education Supplement.


Black History Month celebrated at University of York

Friday 14 October 2005

Academics, students and the public will step back in time with a series of lectures and exhibitions at the University of York to mark Black History Month.


Liquid crystal research reinforced at University of York

Thursday 13 October 2005

A leading international scientist has joined the University of York's Department of Chemistry to further strengthen its capability for world class research into liquid crystals - the Fourth State of Matter.


York students bite the Big Apple for Yorkshire charity

Tuesday 11 October 2005

A group of students from the University of York is heading to the Big Apple to take part in next month's New York City Marathon to raise money for a Yorkshire charity.


The Bard and Good Queen Bess - topics of conversation at the University of York

Friday 7 October 2005

Was the Virgin Queen a member of an obscure religious sect called the Family of Love? Did a mysterious woman raid Shakespeare's tomb at dead of night?


Top ten again for the University of York

Monday 3 October 2005

The University of York has maintained its position among the elite of UK academic institutions in the new Sunday Times University Guide.


University of York scholarships aid talented international students

Friday 30 September 2005

Fahad Ijaz Sheikh is thankful for the broad range of scholarships available to help international students of the highest academic calibre to study at the University of York, one of the UK 's best universities.


University of York chemist takes carbohydrate blue riband

Friday 30 September 2005

A University of York scientist has won the world's most prestigious award for the excellence of his research into carbohydrates.


York academics to evaluate the Afghanistan National Solidarity Programme

Tuesday 27 September 2005

Academics from the University of York's Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) have been called in by the Government of Afghanistan and the World Bank to evaluate the country's flagship reconstruction programme.


GP fundholding - the facts

Tuesday 27 September 2005

GP fundholding was abolished in 1999 amid concerns that it helped to foster a two-tier health service. This year in an apparent volte face the government reintroduced delegated budgets to individual GP practices under the banner of Practice Based Commissioning.


Satisfaction guaranteed for University of York students

Thursday 22 September 2005

An overwhelming majority of students at the University of York are happy with their courses, according to a major new national survey.


Trailblazer York leads the way as Science Cities plot route to economic growth

Friday 16 September 2005

After seven years blazing a trail as a Science City, York is leading the way in the drive to make science, technology and innovation the UK's primary weapon to secure its position in an increasingly competitive global market.


Cities gather to plot scientific route to economic growth

Friday 16 September 2005

Six English cities are to play a pivotal role as science, technology and innovation spearhead the Government's drive to make sure the UK thrives in an increasingly competitive global market.


Atmospheric observatory for Atlantic Ocean as York scientists win research cash

Thursday 15 September 2005

Scientists at the University of York have been awarded nearly £500,000 to help to establish a centre in the Atlantic Ocean to monitor gases in the atmosphere.


Touchy feely map makes life easier on York campus

Thursday 8 September 2005

York has become one of the first universities in the UK to produce a comprehensive tactile map to make it easier to get around the campus for visually impaired students and visitors.


Government backing for University of York research into greater care choice

Wednesday 7 September 2005

The Government has commissioned a major new programme of research by the University of York's Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) into choice and independence in social care.


Top marks for new approach to school science

Monday 5 September 2005

Academics at the University of York are helping to transform the way science is taught in secondary schools in England and Wales.


University of York takes a voyage in space to celebrate Einstein Year

Tuesday 30 August 2005

It is 100 years since Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity revolutionised our understanding of the universe. To celebrate the centenary, the University of York will be holding a family fun-day on its Heslington campus on Saturday 3 September.


Scientists and artists to search for common ground

Thursday 25 August 2005

They may be disciplines at opposite ends of the intellectual spectrum, but science and art will converge at the University of York next month in a quest to discover common ground.


Town and gown allies in war on waste

Monday 22 August 2005

City of York Council's Waste Collection team, the University of York and waste management company Yorwaste have joined forces to reduce waste and encourage recycling.


Spin-out company to change the face of scientific analysis

Thursday 18 August 2005

Scientists at the University of York, who have developed revolutionary miniaturised tools for chemical and biological analysis, have won a major injection of growth capital to produce them commercially.


Key workers' crucial role in the lives of disabled children

Thursday 11 August 2005

Key workers play an important role in improving the quality of life of disabled children and their families, according to researchers at the University of York.


Nursing challenges: are changes in nursing role and skill mix improving patient care?

Thursday 28 July 2005

National and local health policy is leading to significant changes in the skill mix of the health care workforce with nurses substituting for doctors and less qualified staff substituting for registered nurses. However, without a firm evidence base, these policy changes are little more than a large social experiment with poor evaluation of its risks, costs and benefits.


Happy days as University gospel choir sings from the heart

Monday 25 July 2005

Members of the fast-growing Zamar gospel choir at the University of York, fresh from working with Glastonbury act London Community Gospel Choir, are to feature in the prestigious tenth international Manchester Jazz Festival later this week.


York researchers step up hunt for new therapies for tropical killer

Friday 15 July 2005

Researchers at the University of York have played a leading role in a scientific breakthrough which will help to combat one of the world's most lethal tropical diseases.


University of York helps link Earth and deep space

Tuesday 12 July 2005

Work at the University of York is helping to link Earth with deep space missions. Professor Alister Burr, Professor of Communications, and the Communications Research Group in the Department of Electronics, have been collaborating with the European Space Agency (ESA) on communications links with spacecraft on deep space missions.


York graduates celebrate high achievements

Monday 11 July 2005

York graduates celebrate high achievements


University of York honours nine

Wednesday 6 July 2005

The University of York is to award honorary degrees to a Nobel Prize winner, leading academics including one of its former Vice-Chancellors, and a woman who has championed social issues in the city for half a century.


Researchers battle against killer disease

Tuesday 5 July 2005

As the G8 attempt to tackle the underlying causes of global poverty, researchers at the University of York are making important advances in combating a major neglected disease of the developing world, leishmaniasis.


Grid computing begins to realise its international potential

Tuesday 5 July 2005

Virtual Research collaboration is being taken to a new level with the first international, interdisciplinary computer Grid. It has been established by the Worldwide Universities Network -- at five sites in three countries more than 5,000 miles apart.


HYMS gets funds to research HIV

Monday 4 July 2005

HYMS has become part of the multi-million dollar programme of research into HIV funded by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.


York pupils sample the art of microscopy

Friday 1 July 2005

Pupils at a York secondary school will have the chance to use some of the most sophisticated microscopes in Europe to inspire them to become scientists of the future.


Jazz duo strike new chord for music department

Wednesday 29 June 2005

Music education at the University of York will take a radical new turn with the appointment of two seminal jazz musicians.


York chemists' 'marvellous' Supermolecules exhibit at the Royal Society

Monday 27 June 2005

Chemists from the University of York will throw light on the secrets of supermolecules at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition next month.


Welfare State architect's black market secret

Friday 24 June 2005

Aneurin (Nye) Bevan, Minister for Health in the post-War Attlee Government and one of the architects of Britain's Welfare State, harboured a dark secret, according to new research by a University of York historian.


Cost of Iraq War tops US$1 trillion says University of York expert in defence economics

Wednesday 22 June 2005

The total cost of the Iraq War for the UK, the USA, Iraq and other nations is likely to top US$1.25 trillion dollars, according to a University of York academic.


Scholar cracks 'Waste Land' mystery - with help from the FBI

Tuesday 21 June 2005

It took two years of painstaking research across two continents, and the help of the FBI, but a University of York academic has solved one of the enduring mysteries of 'The Waste Land'.


Why do so few people vote in UK elections now?

Monday 20 June 2005

Is democracy threatened? The citizens of York speak out...


Engineering gets new public advocate

Monday 13 June 2005

A leading York academic is set to enter TV and radio studios, newsrooms, publishing houses and the public lecture circuit to highlight the benefits and relevance of science and engineering.


New Director will strengthen University of York's links with industry

Friday 10 June 2005

The University of York has appointed Simon Newton as its Director of Enterprise and Innovation to play a crucial role in building the institution's links with commerce and industry.


York scientists warn of dramatic impact of climate change on Africa

Thursday 9 June 2005

Scientists at the University of York are warning that dramatic changes may soon occur in Africa's vegetation in response to global warming.


"The endangered nightjar is making an astonishing comeback on the North York Moors"* ... but will it have your vote?

Tuesday 7 June 2005

By popular demand, the Earthwatch Balloon Debate is coming to the University of York to put the UK's biodiversity under the spotlight.


Chat and afternoon tea for pensioners at seat of learning

Friday 27 May 2005

Up to 70 elderly people will be going to the University of York next week to take afternoon tea with students some 50 years their junior.


Royal Society honours leading ecologist

Friday 27 May 2005

Professor Alastair Fitter has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society - the leading honour for British and Commonwealth scientists.


York researchers discover how the garden grows

Wednesday 25 May 2005

Pruning has always been an essential weapon in the gardener's armoury and coppicing dates back to the Middle Ages as a method of harvesting wood.


New Centre will help to uncover the secrets of the brain

Wednesday 25 May 2005

One of Europe's most important centres for the study of the human brain is to be officially opened at the University of York.


Spin-out backing strengthens University of York business links

Wednesday 25 May 2005

A new £2 million investment in a company, whose research is helping to speed up drug development, demonstrates the University of York's growing success in encouraging innovation and support for science-based and high technology businesses.


Towards a new future for European Nanoscience

Tuesday 24 May 2005

An exciting innovation to promote collaboration between Nanoscience researchers in Europe is being developed by the Nanoquanta Network of Excellence, in which the University of York is a partner.


International students lay on a taste of Africa without the travel

Friday 20 May 2005

Students at the University of York are giving people the chance to experience the flavour and culture of Africa without the cost of a plane ticket.


Age no barrier to learning at the University of York

Friday 20 May 2005

Local residents will have the opportunity to join students and staff on free IT "taster" sessions during Adult Learners' Week at the University of York.


York graduate joins elite with American research award

Friday 13 May 2005

A former University of York Economics student has joined a select band by winning a major American research prize.


York research will help the world to deal with changing climate

Wednesday 11 May 2005

Academics based in a new research institute at the University of York will plot ways in which the world can manage the impact of climate change.


Expansion 'flagship' at University of York wins cash backing

Monday 9 May 2005

A pioneering new research and teaching centre that will be the academic flagship of the University of York's proposed campus extension has secured £12 million in financial support.


Twin establishes University of York scholarships for tragic brother

Sunday 8 May 2005

The twin of a York graduate, who was a victim of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, has established three scholarships in memory of his brother at the University of York, where they both studied.


Science for citizens and scientists

Wednesday 4 May 2005

A new approach to teaching science, which academics at the University of York have developed, is set to become a cornerstone of the new National Curriculum to be introduced in September 2006.


New centre at the University of York promotes research partnerships

Friday 29 April 2005

A new research resource centre at the University of York will promote innovative collaborative approaches to the study of social sciences.


Fracture supplements “ineffective”, says University of York research

Friday 29 April 2005

Calcium and vitamin D supplements taken by thousands of older women to reduce the risk of fractures may be ineffective, according to University of York researchers.


New spinout company at the University of York develops next generation of solvents

Thursday 28 April 2005

A new spinout company specializing in the development of a new generation of solvents which are non-toxic, non-flammable and biodegradable has been formed by the University of York.


Chancellor laces his boots for new 'War of the Roses'

Thursday 28 April 2005

Greg Dyke, University of York Chancellor, turns out for a staff and alumni five-a-side football team when 2,000 students take part in the annual 'Roses' weekend of sporting battles between York and Lancaster Universities.


Conference seeks improvements in maternal and child nutrition

Wednesday 27 April 2005

Paediatricians, health visitors, midwives and child development experts will attend a conference, on Thursday 28 April, to launch two new Public Health Collaborating Centres based at the University of York.


National accolade for Hull York Medical School

Wednesday 20 April 2005

Despite only being in existence for less than two years, the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) has come second in the subject category of the 2005 Guardian University rankings.


New home at the University of York for centuries of history

Tuesday 19 April 2005

A new home for more than seven centuries of North of England history will be officially opened at the University of York on Friday 22 April 2005.


University students travel back to the past

Wednesday 30 March 2005

Former Yorkshire railway workers, evacuees, and servicemen and women are among those being interviewed by students from the University of York to capture a bygone era of travel.


Chaucerian 'detective' joins the University of York

Tuesday 22 March 2005

An American academic, who identified the scribe who worked for Chaucer and copied the two most authoritative texts of the Canterbury Tales, has been appointed as the University of York's first Professor in Medieval English Palaeography.


Conference will honour memory of York Professor

Monday 21 March 2005

A founder of the University of York's Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) is to be honoured at a major conference in her memory.


York scientists discover how plants respond to environmental changes

Friday 18 March 2005

Plants have a problem - they can neither run away from something that is nasty nor move towards something that is nice.


University welcomes Council backing for Heslington East

Thursday 17 March 2005

The University of York has welcomed the decision by City of York Council to support proposals for a £500 million extension to its Heslington campus.


'No gimmicks' bursaries offer cash help for York students

Thursday 17 March 2005

The University of York has outlined easy to understand and generous bursaries, which will provide financial support for UK students from low income backgrounds.


All the world's a stage for University students

Monday 14 March 2005

Students from the University of York are taking to the stage to help direct the ambitious summer and autumn seasons at the Stagecoach Youth Theatre in York's Monkgate.


Children from Yorkshire and the Humber keep a close eye on the world around them

Thursday 10 March 2005

More than 200 children from the Yorkshire area are being given the opportunity to take a closer look at the world around them in a National Science Week project called Adventures in Bioscience.


York researchers point to sustainable future for Wales

Thursday 10 March 2005

Politicians in Wales are facing tough decisions as they seek to reduce the impact of its population on the environment, according to new research by the academics at the University of York.


Young people on the trail of science at the University of York

Tuesday 8 March 2005

Teenagers are to hit the trail to greater scientific knowledge at the University of York this week.


Researchers at the University of York help to unlock Neanderthal secrets

Monday 7 March 2005

Researchers at the University of York have made it possible for an international team of scientists to extract and sequence protein from a 75,000-year-old Neanderthal fossil discovered in Shanidar Cave in Iraq.


Health research showcased

Monday 7 March 2005

The Second Hull York Medical School research conference showcasing research from around the region will take place at York Racecourse on Thursday 10 March.


York study tests enhanced care for depression patients

Thursday 3 March 2005

Researchers at the University of York are investigating a new method of organising care for some of the three million adults in the UK who suffer from clinical depression.


University finance team helps schoolchildren with the numbers game

Wednesday 2 March 2005

Finance staff at the University of York usually make their figures add up to millions - £140million, to be exact, the University's annual income.


Virtual Learning to complement traditional teaching at the University of York

Monday 28 February 2005

A new £1.4 million investment will extend interactive learning for thousands of students at the University of York.


University appoints its first Professor of Film and Television

Thursday 24 February 2005

A filmmaker and screenwriter with a background in experimental and art house movies, mainstream screenwriting, and fringe theatre has been appointed as the University of York's inaugural Professor of Film and Television.


University appoints its first Professor of Film and Television

Thursday 24 February 2005

A filmmaker and screenwriter with a background in experimental and art house movies, mainstream screenwriting, and fringe theatre has been appointed as the University of York's inaugural Professor of Film and Television.


Heart problem: York academics study cardiac rehab shortfall

Wednesday 23 February 2005

Researchers at the University of York are trying to discover why so many heart attack victims in the UK fail to take part in potentially life-saving cardiac rehabilitation.


Cancer research in Yorkshire secures EU millions

Wednesday 16 February 2005

The European Union has awarded the Yorkshire Cancer Research Unit at the University of York €9.7million (£6.6 million) to study the next generation of Gene Therapy.


Liquid crystals expert and his research team move to the University of York

Tuesday 15 February 2005

A team of world-leading researchers headed by Professor John Goodby, an authority on liquid crystals, has moved to the University of York's Department of Chemistry.


A glimpse behind the silver screen for York students

Monday 14 February 2005

Students in Media Technology at the University of York will soon have an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes of an award-winning British feature film.


Youngsters learn to reach for the sky

Tuesday 8 February 2005

Pioneering University of York scheme shows how exciting education can be


£1 million for education for all in York

Friday 4 February 2005

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has awarded four York-based institutions nearly £1 million to encourage more people to go into higher education.


University of York’s tribute to insulin pioneer

Friday 4 February 2005

A new building, which will be a focus for world-leading advances in analytical and synthetic chemistry, will be opened officially at the University of York on Monday 7 February.


Broadband trials' high-flying success

Monday 31 January 2005

Early trials of a revolutionary broadband system have been carried out successfully by the European CAPANINA research consortium, led by the University of York.


Good neighbour University staff ease shopping blues for older people

Monday 31 January 2005

Staff at the University of York are becoming "virtual" good neighbours to housebound older people by shopping for them online.


New £3.5 million brain scanners arrive at the University of York

Friday 28 January 2005

In the space of two days, the University of York's new NeuroImaging Centre is taking delivery of two powerful brain scanners.


York research reveals problems with NHS star ratings

Friday 28 January 2005

A study led by researchers at the University of York has found that star ratings, introduced in the NHS in 2001 to grade the performance of acute hospitals, are widely believed to be based on inaccurate or incomplete information.


Grant secures 'treasure trove' of information on historic gardens

Wednesday 26 January 2005

A new grant of nearly £1 million will help academics and volunteers to create a national database of scores of historic parks, gardens and landscapes in England and Wales.


York team seeks answer to Australasian animal invasion

Tuesday 25 January 2005

Homesick settlers who introduced the European Fox into Australia in an attempt to replicate a slice of rural England, got more than they bargained for.


New CEO for White Rose University Consortium

Monday 24 January 2005

The White Rose University Consortium (White Rose), the UK's most successful university collaboration, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Julian White as its new Chief Executive. He will take up the position on 01 February 2005 and will be based at the University of Sheffield.


York researchers get ready for next generation surround sound

Monday 24 January 2005

Ultra-realistic surround sound is a step closer for everyone, thanks to a breakthrough by University of York academics, who have developed a cheap and efficient method to compute the way individuals hear things.


Mike Smithson joins York as Development Director

Thursday 20 January 2005

Mike Smithson will join the University of York as Director of Development on 1 June. He will lead the University's fundraising and alumni relations staff, and work with a new Development Board chaired by Greg Dyke, to raise funds for the University.


University of York researchers closer to answering 100-year-old question

Tuesday 18 January 2005

Researchers at the University of York have taken a significant step towards answering a question that has haunted the teaching of English for more than a century.


Computer assisted nurses?

Tuesday 11 January 2005

A team of researchers from three universities, led by the University of York’s Department of Health Sciences, is studying the role of information technology (IT) in the decisions nurses make about patient care.


Volunteers needed to test modern use for traditional remedy

Tuesday 11 January 2005

For centuries, the medical value of maggots has been known to physicians but their therapeutic qualities were forgotten in the face of the irresistible march of antibiotics.


Design made easy goes on show at the University of York

Wednesday 5 January 2005

Computer technology, that is revolutionising the design of products ranging from footwear to toys, is to be demonstrated at the University of York.


Smuggling in the Caribbean to Yorkshire Farmyard Graffiti

Tuesday 4 January 2005

Archaeologists from across the world are gathering in York today to discuss subjects ranging from smuggling in the Caribbean to the raising and conservation of the Mary Rose and late 19th-century graffiti in Yorkshire Wolds farmyards.


University of York archaeologists join forces with metal detector enthusiasts

Sunday 1 June 2003

Metal detection on historic sites has become so popular that enthusiasts are unearthing more items of archaeological interest than the professionals.


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