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science-smart

The Science of Smart

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Trips by*

James Dennis


Total cost of 12 trips: $38,368.17


Trips traveled under the office of Jeff Bingaman

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,599.77
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $707.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,956.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON NATURAL GAS ISSUES INCLUDING DISCUSSIONS WITH TAX EXPERTS AND A VISIT TO AN OFF-SHORE GAS WELL
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,835.08
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL PANELS DISCUSSING THE MATTERS RELATED TO LOW INCOME TAX PAYERS AND RETIREMENT POLICY
Date: Jan 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO FIDELITY HEADQUARTERS. BRIEFINGS AND MEETINGS INCLUDED TOPICS SUCH AS CAPITAL MARKETS REVIEW, THE ROLE OF EMPLOYEE STOCK THE HEALTH OF THE DEFINED CONTRIBUTION WORLD AND INVESTMENT EDUCATION
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GENEVA, LONDON
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO AN INTERNATIONAL TAX MATTERS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF GERMAN, SWISS AND BRITISH TREASURES AND OECP OFFICIAL
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $11,233.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS INVOLVING INTERNATIONAL, RETIREMENT AND ENERGY TAX MATTERS
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS INVOLVING INTERNATIONAL TAX MATTERS AND IN-SOURCING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,376.32
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM, BRUSSELS AND WARSAW
Sponsor: TAX FOUNDATION/OFII
Purpose: TO MEET WITH EU TAX AND TRADE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS EU INTEGRATION AND TRADE AND TAX MATTERS INCLUDING FSC/ETI REPLACEMENT, "INSOURCING", EU POLICIES ON DIRECT INVESTMENT IN INDUSTRY AND GROWTH OF JOBS IN THE US
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,314.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON AND SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO VISIT HIGH TECHNOLOGY SITES AND MEET WITH TAX AND TRADE REPRESENTATIVES TO DISCUSS POLICIES INVOLVING THE GROWTH OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES AND CREATION OF JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,973.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: THE NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OTHER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND RETIREMENT POLICY EXPERTS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES INVOLVING RETIREMENT POLICY
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James Dennis.


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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.