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OXLEY, MICHAEL G, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $98,247.13

Average cost per trip - $8,187.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 69 days
Rank of representative - 37 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Hyannis, MA

Purpose - Congressional educational seminar
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $846.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,246.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 25, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Meetings with U.S. government/European counterparts on biotechnology, e-commerce, healthcare and other important issues
Notes - Spouse accompanied - other expenses for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $5,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $9,900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 21, 2000 - November 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - Board meeting to discuss possible future sights and topics for Ripon Educational Fund Transatlantic Executive Committee
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,400.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 9, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - Pershire, Scotland - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference - fact finding
Notes - Other expenses for board meeting - conference - ground transportation - accompanied by spouse Patricia Oxley

Travel Cost - $7,879.66
Lodging Cost - $3,802.35
Meal Cost - $1,466.00
Other Cost - $524.39
Total Cost - $13,672.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participant in World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos
Notes - Spouse, Patricia A. Oxley,other-ground transportation

Travel Cost - $6,984.00
Lodging Cost - $1,980.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,464.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 15, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - transatlantic meeting with European Leadership
Notes - dates personal-8/15-16/2003, other costs are for ground transportation. Spouse Patricia A Oxley accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,190.86
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $510.14
Total Cost - $15,175.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 23, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference, international exchange
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,431.00
Lodging Cost - $1,360.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $645.00
Total Cost - $3,436.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network in Kinclaven, Scotland
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference/International Exchange
Notes - Dulles - Edinburgh, Scotland - Dulles

Travel Cost - $3,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,295.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - December 1, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - Transatlantic Conference/International Exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,257.48
Meal Cost - $578.31
Other Cost - $533.38
Total Cost - $11,769.17

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - 2004 Transatlantic Conference Panel Participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,061.31
Lodging Cost - $725.16
Meal Cost - $564.14
Other Cost - $31.45
Total Cost - $8,382.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Corporate Governance Network
Dates - July 5, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - International Corporate Governance speech and meeting with shareholder advocates
Notes - Washington, DC - London - Washington Dulles Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,583.18
Lodging Cost - $2,287.94
Meal Cost - $149.98
Other Cost - $1,585.69
Total Cost - $9,606.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic meeting / international exchange
Notes - Washington, DC - Edinburgh, Scotland - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $3,384.43
Lodging Cost - $1,116.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,500.43

Additional family members - No

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science-smart

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.

Recent Posts

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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