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Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

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UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 22
Total cost of trips - $48,590.69

Average cost per trip - $2,208.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 74 days
Rank of representative - 129 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (11 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose - educational
Notes - took wife, Amey Upton

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,050.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose - educational
Notes - took wife, Amey Upton

Travel Cost - $142.00
Lodging Cost - $510.00
Meal Cost - $458.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,260.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - October 12, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - spiritual retreat
Notes - Spouse Amey Upton accompanied. Lodging includes meal costs.

Travel Cost - $905.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,205.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 1, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Meetings with business and community leaders and other government officials
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Meals are included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $18.50
Lodging Cost - $627.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $825.00
Total Cost - $1,471.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Institute
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - speech to conference delegates.
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Spouse Amey Upton accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,544.50
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,144.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Briefings/workshops in reference to the recording industry.
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed. Other costs for in-town transportation.

Travel Cost - $363.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.50
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $438.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - June 10, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend National Cable Television Conference and speak to Tribune Management Forum.
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed.

Travel Cost - $1,297.50
Lodging Cost - $415.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,822.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - EchoStar Communications Corp.
Dates - June 18, 2001 - June 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - gain a better understanding of satellite communications.
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed.

Travel Cost - $1,741.64
Lodging Cost - $224.64
Meal Cost - $81.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,047.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - consumer electronics show, participate in panel discussion with other congressmen and senators
Notes - "Parts of each day" at own expense. Transport to/from airport included in transportation cost.

Travel Cost - $597.50
Lodging Cost - $269.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $941.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - attend briefing and reception in association with Ford Motor Company's centennial celebration
Notes - with spouse Amey Upton

Travel Cost - $520.00
Lodging Cost - $181.36
Meal Cost - $438.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,139.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - WGN-TV, Tribune Broadcasting
Dates - March 21, 2003 - March 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - WGN Annual Event with Cubs spring training
Notes - with child Stephen Upton

Travel Cost - $1,838.00
Lodging Cost - $1,100.60
Meal Cost - $398.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,336.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dates - June 6, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - public policy forum on industry issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,649.04
Lodging Cost - $1,004.52
Meal Cost - $228.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,882.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Prayer, Politics and Reconciliation retreat (bipartisan)
Notes - with spouse Amey. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,274.00
Lodging Cost - $316.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,830.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - CTIA annual conference
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,208.21
Lodging Cost - $419.71
Meal Cost - $155.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,783.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 6, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - fact-finding meeting
Notes - other costs were ground transportation

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $374.57
Meal Cost - $122.17
Other Cost - $241.15
Total Cost - $737.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 18, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - conference (relating to subcommittee)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $764.80
Lodging Cost - $1,231.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,085.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - Location of this trip was not disclosed by Congressman Upton. Spouse Amey Upton and children Meg and Stephen accompanied. Meal expenses included in lodging costs. Other costs are for registration fees.

Travel Cost - $504.00
Lodging Cost - $1,530.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $190.00
Total Cost - $2,224.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Speech
Notes - St Joseph, MI - Mackinac Island, MI

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $628.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $628.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To reflect/discuss the connection between faith and their work in Congress
Notes - Washington, DC - Charleston, SC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $613.58
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,213.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Selma, AL

Purpose - To remember, reflect and discuss the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Voting March
Notes - Washington, DC - Selma, AL - St Joseph, MI

Travel Cost - $1,082.90
Lodging Cost - $536.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $2,002.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To speak on a panel regarding telecommunications issues. - 1000 people
Notes - Washington, DC/Dulles - Las Vegas - Dulles

Travel Cost - $585.50
Lodging Cost - $572.25
Meal Cost - $195.69
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,353.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - A conference on Political Islam and it's impact on the EU and middle-east
Notes - Washington, DC - Istanbul, Turkey - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,142.15
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,992.15

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image: Wikipedia (public domain)

Can how you move change how you think?

Scientists have long thought of the brain as a “control center” for the body – a kind of computer that dictates how we move. But what if how we walk and stand and gesture could actually change how we think?

Recent Posts

  • 05.12.15

    Forest Schools

    What if one day a week, school was in the woods? On the podcast, Emily Hanford takes us to Vermont to understand why teachers wanted to take their students into the forest, and what the kids -- and the teachers -- are learning from it.
  • 05.06.15

    Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

    There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.
  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.