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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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Back to The Data

Office of

Tom Udall


Total cost of 21 office trips: $108,658.42


Trips by Tom Udall
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $89,523.56

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE TO MARK THE 35TH ANIV. OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: NEWS AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Date: Nov 27, 2000
Expense: $835.10
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PLANNING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,455.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,034.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,564.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C., TO ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,563.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,960.00
source

Destination: BETHESDAY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: LEADERSHIP TRAINING - "LEADING WITH COURAGE & COMPASSION"
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $293.00
source

Destination: MADAGASCAR & SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Conservation International
Purpose: LAND CONSERVATION-VISITS TO LAND & ANIMAL PRESERVES
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $15,762.26
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,745.62
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,988.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PUNTA MITA, MEXICO TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,074.48
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,131.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Udall

Sarah Cobb
Michael Collins
Cynthia Cook
Carlos Fierro
Johanna Polsenberg
Pete Valencia
Robert Vasquez



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.