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Trips by*

Charles Ludlam


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,871.67


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Lieberman

Destination: WINDSOR, ONTARIO
Sponsor: Corporation for Enterprise Development
Purpose: IDA CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $921.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: ATTEND PANEL MEETING ON BIOTERRORISM
Date: May 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $853.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: KEY 3 MEDIA - BOB BIERMAN
Purpose: SPEECH AT BIOSECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $514.00
source

Destination: AIRLIE RETREAT CENTER, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.73
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: US-Asia Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (15 days)
Expense: $7,589.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Infectious Diseases Society of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 1, 2004
Expense: $407.94
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: France
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH & PARTIC IN BIOTENORISM CONF
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNS
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: MEET WITH 30 SENIOR MANAGERS FOR GSK INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT
Date: Apr 5, 2005
Expense: $233.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Ludlam.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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