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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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DEGETTE, DIANA L, Democratic Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $40,879.36

Average cost per trip - $2,919.95
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 158 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - Participation in a conference on education
Notes - Spouse Lino Lipinsky accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,837.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,070.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - conference on education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,017.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $486.11
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $3,857.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - July 19, 2003 - July 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - To speak to group
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Policy conference
Notes - Spouse Lino Lipinsky and children Francesca and Raphaela Lipinsky accompanied. Other costs are for clothing. No dates listed.

Travel Cost - $1,386.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $42.00
Total Cost - $3,151.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany

Purpose - Policy trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $110.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $630.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Conference on global environment
Notes - Spouse Lino Lipinsky accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,613.82
Lodging Cost - $2,280.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,293.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in conference on education reform.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,369.51
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,689.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - November 29, 2004 - November 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaker at orientation for newly elected Members of Congress
Notes - Denver, CO- Boston, MA - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $992.20
Lodging Cost - $219.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $248.00
Total Cost - $1,559.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
Dates - November 18, 2002 - November 18, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speak to the BioConference
Notes - Denver, CO - San Diego, CA - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $380.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $410.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fordham Univ Center for Ethics Education Summit
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To speak to the Fordham Summit on Bio-Pharmaceuticals for the 21st Century
Notes - Denver, CO - New York, NY - Denver, CO

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $773.72
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $858.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Frankfurt, Germany

Purpose - US- German Congressional roundtable. [Amended sponsor, previously French American Foundation]
Notes - Denver, CO - Paris, France - Frankfurt, Germany - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $3,320.00
Lodging Cost - $1,366.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,386.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Government Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Denver, CO - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Denver, CO Including spouse

Travel Cost - $540.00
Lodging Cost - $1,276.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,316.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Denver, CO Note: Paid for $500 worth of trip

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 18, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - Conference on US-Russia-Europe cooperative efforts
Notes - Denver, CO - Dublin, Ireland - Denver, CO Personal expense: 8/19 - 8/20/05

Travel Cost - $2,530.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,592.00

Additional family members - Yes

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

  • 08.20.14

    Variation is key to deeper learning

    Humans obviously learn a lot of things through trial-and-error. A level of "desirable difficulty" built into a learning and exam process appears to boost the overall retention of new skills or knowledge.
  • 08.19.14

    Learning to love tests

    If there's consensus on anything in education, it's this: Tests are awful. But maybe we've been thinking about tests all wrong. Research shows that tests can actually be powerful tools for learning -- but only if teachers use them right.
  • 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.
  • 08.18.14

    This is your brain on language

    For decades psychologists cautioned against raising children bilingual. They warned parents and teachers that learning a second language as a child was bad for brain development. But recent studies have found exactly the opposite.