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Trips by*

Sally Brown-Shaklee


Total cost of 4 trips: $6,681.00


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Durbin

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: DEL MONTE FOODS, NESTLE USA, INC., KRAFT FOODS, UNILEVER UNITED STATES, INC.
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON FOOD SAFETY, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND OTHER ISSUES BY LEADING SCIENTIFIC AND PUBLIC POLICY EXPERTS. TOURS OF A NUMBER OF FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES, INCLUDING UNILEVER, DEL MONTE FOODS, NABISCO, AND NESTLE
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: HUNT VALLEY, MD; HERSHEY, LANCASTER & DENVER, PA
Sponsor: CAMPBELL SOUP, HERSHEY, KELLOGG'S, MCCORMICK SPICE
Purpose: TOURS OF FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS TO STUDY FOOD SAFETY & SECURITY
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO LEARN ABOUT TAIWAN'S PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,000.00
source

Destination: BROCKPORT, NY
Sponsor: SUNY Brockport
Purpose: CLASS LECTURES TO POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES STUDENTS; QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB
Date: Mar 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $160.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Sally Brown-Shaklee.


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.

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