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Trips sponsored by

Brigham Young University


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,937.44


Traveler: Gordon Smith (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
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Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION/CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $433.00
source

Traveler: Robert King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONVOCATION/SYMPOSIUM
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $433.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AT SPRING 2001 GRADUATION
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,609.91
source

Traveler: Gordon Smith (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY IDAHO
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 7, 2001
Expense: $632.50
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UT
Purpose: PRESENTATIONS TO FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $667.53
source

Traveler: Robert King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: SPEECH-PRESENTATION TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $667.53
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE ON APRIL 30
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $312.20
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: PROVO, UTAH
Purpose: DELIVER COMENCEMENT ADDRESS FOR MARRIOTT SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AT UNIVERSITY
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,301.77
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American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

Learning from Video Games

A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.

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  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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