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MIKULSKI, BARBARA, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $18,238.95

Average cost per trip - $2,279.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 323 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Thomas Merton Center Foundation
Dates - May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $274.00
Lodging Cost - $319.00
Meal Cost - $94.50
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $727.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Partnership for Women and Families
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $865.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - educational -- to study Islamic culture and history and its impact on today's world
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,680.40
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,205.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - January 27, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Speaking engagement - lecture to students
Notes -

Travel Cost - $198.00
Lodging Cost - $176.41
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $374.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.
Dates - February 8, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To give a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $337.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $337.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $2,020.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,920.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,296.15
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,146.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mitchell Institute
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - Speaking engagement for scholarship program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $386.00
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $87.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.95

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.

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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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