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Back to The Data

Office of

Edward Kennedy


Total cost of 57 office trips: $65,073.43


Trips by Edward Kennedy
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $12,055.83

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Directors Guild of America
Purpose: SO RECEIVE AN AWARD FROM THE GUILD
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $512.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: L'Oreal
Purpose: VISIT TO THE LOUVRE FOR THE OPENING OF THE JAQUELINE KENNEDY: THE WHITE HOUSE YEARS
Date: Nov 14, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $10,316.13
source

Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Sunbelt Communications Co
Purpose: SPEECH/REMARKS AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Date: Oct 12, 2004
Expense: $1,227.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Edward Kennedy

David Bowen
Stephanie Cotte
David Dorsey
Amelia Dungan
Dora Hughes
Kathleen Kruse
Christopher Loftis
Kara Marchione
David Nexon
Jane Oates
Esther Olavarria
David Oliveria
Danica Petroshius
Ngozi Pole
Elizabeth Prescott
Kevin Richards
Roberto Rodriguez
Stacey Sachs
John Samuelian
David Sutphen
Marty Walsh
Sharon Waxman
Portia Wu



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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)

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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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