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JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 63
Total cost of trips - $83,143.84

Average cost per trip - $1,319.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 180 days
Rank of representative - 56 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus - Selma and Montgomery Convention and Visitors Bureau
Dates - March 4, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Selma's 35th anniversary march
Notes -

Travel Cost - $247.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $552.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Colored Womens Club
Dates - August 3, 2000 - August 4, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cincinnati, OH

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $231.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $356.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Dates - March 20, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - panelist/speaker-Women Democratic Event
Notes - under other-ground transportation-limo

Travel Cost - $337.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $562.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montgomery Improvement Association
Dates - December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - 45th anniversary bus boycott
Notes - spouse, Mervyn Jones

Travel Cost - $1,946.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,146.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - business conference
Notes - spouse, Mervyn Jones

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $1,220.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $48.33
Total Cost - $1,968.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Black Advisory Council on Social Security
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $817.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $817.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delaware State University
Dates - April 10, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dover, DE

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $98.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $173.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cuyahoga County Democratic Party
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - under meal -banquet

Travel Cost - $194.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $244.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rep. Mike McIntyre
Dates - February 20, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Lumberton, NC

Purpose - keynote speaker-Black History Program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $825.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $875.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amistad America, Inc.
Dates - March 23, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mystic Seaport, CT

Purpose - revisit the Amistad
Notes - spouse, Mervyn Jones; under other expenses -- concert

Travel Cost - $801.00
Lodging Cost - $336.00
Meal Cost - $545.36
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $1,794.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - spouse, Mervyn L. Jones

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,450.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - freshman democratic class
Notes - spouse, Mervyn L. Jones; under other expenses-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,176.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $964.00
Other Cost - $164.00
Total Cost - $2,486.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - CBC visit to NY Stock Exchange
Notes - spouse-Mervyn Jones; under other expenses-taxi and ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $160.00
Total Cost - $2,010.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Study Group on Germany
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Niagara Falls, NY - Buffalo, NY

Purpose - annual seminar with German Parliament
Notes -

Travel Cost - $786.00
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $91.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Democratic Party
Dates - October 30, 2000 - October 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - CBC meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $360.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $485.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - March 19, 2001 - March 20, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $315.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Educational trade policy conference
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones

Travel Cost - $1,985.00
Lodging Cost - $336.00
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,551.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Negro College Fund
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Technology fact-finding tour
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones

Travel Cost - $940.00
Lodging Cost - $307.05
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,747.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Volunteer Lawyer's Project of Dayton
Dates - December 14, 2001 - December 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Air Force
Dates - May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Fact-finding tour of housing facilities
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones

Travel Cost - $1,340.00
Lodging Cost - $370.44
Meal Cost - $51.22
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,761.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Petroleum Institute
Dates - June 28, 2001 - June 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,338.00
Lodging Cost - $430.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,968.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Spring Issues Retreat
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones, club fee

Travel Cost - $462.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $469.22
Other Cost - $12.36
Total Cost - $1,193.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Todo Puerto Rico con Vieques
Dates - July 12, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Vieques, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones. Formerly listed sponsor as Smith Dawson & Andrews.

Travel Cost - $2,248.00
Lodging Cost - $918.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,366.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - State Dept.
Dates - November 20, 2001 - November 26, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Germany - Italy - Kosovo - Ireland

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones, trans cost = "N/A military," other costs not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $284.00
Other Cost - $47.85
Total Cost - $1,309.85

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Grenada

Purpose - Business conference
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones, meals incl in lodging

Travel Cost - $1,048.00
Lodging Cost - $610.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,658.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Southern Law Center
Dates - May 12, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose -
Notes - Spouse Mervyn Jones

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $370.00
Total Cost - $7,570.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - June 14, 2002 - June 16, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - attend CBCF Ohio statewide housing summit
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $295.42
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $330.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Baptist Church
Dates - February 9, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $275.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - UNLV
Dates - February 22, 2002 - February 25, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $375.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Dates - January 25, 2002 - January 26, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $908.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Basic Education Coalition Carte Alliance
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 27, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Egypt - Ethiopia

Purpose - To examine basic and girls' education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,900.00
Lodging Cost - $407.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,507.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Dates - July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $510.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music Entertainment, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Congressional Conference
Notes - Sponsors Sony Music Entertainment and Congressional Black Caucus Meeting both listed.

Travel Cost - $566.30
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $450.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,566.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - March 29, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Panelist/Housing Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $925.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,054.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Dates - August 22, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $508.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $758.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings. Other cost is for registration fee.

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $988.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Memphis
Dates - March 21, 2003 - March 21, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN - Columbia, SC

Purpose - Panelist for Benjamin Hooks Institute
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,233.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - Business conference
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Elmcor Inc.
Dates - September 5, 2003 - September 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $340.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $640.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Baylor College of Medicine
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - Houston, TX - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $769.71
Lodging Cost - $92.43
Meal Cost - $14.94
Other Cost - $130.00
Total Cost - $1,007.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rancocus Valley Alumni, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Dates - January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Syracuse, NY

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - Syracuse, NY

Travel Cost - $403.40
Lodging Cost - $112.86
Meal Cost - $39.09
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $555.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bill Maher Show
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Media purposes
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Los Angeles - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $764.90
Lodging Cost - $697.93
Meal Cost - $70.55
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,533.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Economic Council's 2005 Congressional Delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Notes - Washington, DC - Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana, St Johns, Antigua - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,291.70
Lodging Cost - $1,924.69
Meal Cost - $826.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,043.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Bar Assn
Dates - April 2, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - McLean, VA

Purpose - Guest speaker (McLean, VA)
Notes - Cleveland, OH - (BWI) Baltimore, MD - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $179.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Steelworkers of America
Dates - April 10, 2005 - April 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaker
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,875.73
Lodging Cost - $346.35
Meal Cost - $218.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,441.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Stuart Educational Leadership Group Inc
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, 18th National Black Student Leadership Development Conference
Notes - Cleveland - Williamsburg, VA - Cleveland

Travel Cost - $1,285.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,285.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Way Services of Central Carolinas
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlotte, NC

Purpose - Keynote speaker; African American Leadership Initiative
Notes - Washington, DC - Charlotte - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $424.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $424.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote Speaker; Annual Founders Day Ceremony
Notes - Charlotte - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $135.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ School of Law
Dates - March 5, 2004 - March 6, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Congressional Black Caucus Town Hall Meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston - New York

Travel Cost - $260.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $410.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ARCA Foundation
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding trip on issues affecting Cuba
Notes - Washington, DC - Cancun - Havana - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $911.73
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,351.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wisconsin Assn of African American Lawyers
Dates - April 22, 2004 - April 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - Washington, DC - Milwaukee - Cleveland

Travel Cost - $320.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - 100 Black Men of America
Dates - June 12, 2004 - June 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Panelist / Town Hall Meeting
Notes - Cleveland - Miami - Cleveland

Travel Cost - $287.90
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $466.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CaribNews Foundation
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis

Purpose - Keynote Speaker, Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Notes - Cleveland - St Kitts - Nevis - Cleveland Personal Expense: 11/7 - 11/9

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $705.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,005.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Congressional Workshop
Notes - Washington, DC - Naples, FL - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $802.20
Lodging Cost - $368.42
Meal Cost - $259.93
Other Cost - $10.59
Total Cost - $1,441.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce
Dates - December 6, 2004 - December 9, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - Cleveland - Phoenix - San Francisco

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $825.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CompCredit
Dates - April 24, 2005 - April 26, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Executive business meeting
Notes - Miami, FL - Atlanta, GA - Washington, DC. [Amended to increase amounts.]

Travel Cost - $584.41
Lodging Cost - $421.24
Meal Cost - $40.87
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,046.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rainbow Push Coalition Chicago, IL
Dates - June 11, 2005 - June 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Panel Discussion - The Annual Conference of the Rainbow Push Coalition
Notes - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $202.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $202.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cook County Bar Assn
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 10, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote speaker - Cook County Bar Association 91st Annual Awards Installation Banquet
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $158.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $46.66
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $329.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tunica, MS

Purpose - Conference sessions to provide an opportunity and views on issues in healthcare and education of particular
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Tunica, MS - Cleveland, OH [Amended amounts 9/29/05 to remove $170 for other costs.]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $118.00
Meal Cost - $99.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $217.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corzine for Governor Campaign
Dates - October 30, 2005 - October 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Speaking engagement in support of Corzine Campaign
Notes - Cleveland, OH - Newark, NJ - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $476.90
Lodging Cost - $326.57
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $803.47

Additional family members - No

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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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