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Trips by*

Gregg Sheiowitz


Total cost of 8 trips: $17,256.35


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Crowley

Destination: NY - LONDON - DELHI - AGRA - CHENNAI - DELHI - MUMBAI - PARIS - NY
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,787.00
source

Destination: DHAKA, BANGLADESH
Sponsor: FEDERATION OF BANGLADESH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: MEETING WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, GROUND BREAKING FOR THE ASIAN UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,348.59
source

Destination: ROYAL KINGDOM OF THAILAND (BANGKOK AND MAE SOT)
Sponsor: US CAMPAIGN FOR BURMA/HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION CENTER, AND CHRISTIAN FREEDOM INT
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BURMA, REFUGEES FROM BURMA, AND US PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT BURMA
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: GUATEMALA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $890.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,318.40
source

Destination: SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Communications Consortium Media Center
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,083.93
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: MEMBER OF A ROUNDTABLE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE POLICY
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $400.20
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: PORT OF SEATTLE, COSPONSORS: ALASKA AIRLINES AND THE BOEING COMPANY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO SEE THE FACILITIES AT SEATAC, ALASKA AIRLINES AND THE BOEING FACTORY
Date: Aug 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $916.23
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gregg Sheiowitz.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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