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The Science of Smart

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Back to The Data

Office of

John Lafalce


Total cost of 17 office trips: $62,820.83


Trips by John Lafalce
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $27,301.66

Destination: FRANKFURT, GERMANY & BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "U.S.- GERMANY ROUNDTABLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY"
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,892.55
source

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS, NY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,606.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE IN US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $5,827.26
source

Destination: BUFFALO NY TO ST. PETERSBURG, FL.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,493.00
source

Destination: ROME TO CALABRIA, ITALY
Sponsor: NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF POLITICAL AND LEGISLATIVE IDEAS BETWEEN ITALIAN OFFICIALS AND MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,742.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,503.70
source

Destination: CHANTILLY, VA
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose:
Date: May 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,237.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Lafalce

Katharine Bowen
Michael Collesano
Jeff Donarski
Hannelore Heyen
Jaime Lizarraga
Jane Mulliken
Jeanne Roslanowick
Kenneth Swab



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
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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    Variation is key to deeper learning

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    Learning to love tests

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