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Trips by*

Judith Brewer


Total cost of 5 trips: $11,049.82


Trips traveled under the office of John Mchugh

Destination: VARIOUS AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS IN MAINE & NH
Sponsor: COBANK/NE FARM CREDIT ASSOCIATIONS
Purpose: 2000 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AGRICULTURAL FIELD SEMINAR
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,117.00
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Destination: GERMANY, BELGIUM, PARIS
Sponsor: Bundesverband Deutscher Postdienstleister eV
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING TOUR-POSTAL AND REGULATORY ISSUES
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,720.00
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Destination: ADIRONDACK MEDICAL CENTER/ALBANY MEDICAL CENTER
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH CARE BRIEFING TOUR
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $665.23
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Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - HIGHLIGHTING HEALTH CARE ISSUES IN CONJUNCTION WITH VARIETY OF HEALTH CARE SECTORS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,891.59
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION - EDUCATING CONGRESS ABOUT THE PROCESS OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, ITS BENEFITS, ITS FINDING MECHANISM AND THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $656.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Judith Brewer.


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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    Is school funding fair?

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