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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

Sherrod Brown


Total cost of 33 office trips: $116,239.72


Trips by Sherrod Brown
Total cost of congressperson's 26 trips: $91,305.14

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, FLA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,535.54
source

Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Sponsor: Ohio State University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Destination: NEWARK, DE
Sponsor: TAIWANESE AMERICAN CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 2, 2000
Expense: $971.00
source

Destination: MANAGUA, NICARAQUA
Sponsor: NATIONAL LABOR COMMITTEE
Purpose: HUMAN & LABOR RIGHTS INVESTIGATION
Date: Jul 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,705.80
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,951.20
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,344.95
source

Destination: SWARTHMORE, PA
Sponsor: SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
Purpose: SPEAK TO GOV'T CLASS AND GOV'T TEACHERS ON CONGRESS
Date: Feb 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $201.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT JONATHAN KOZOI (AUTHOR) AND THE STUDENTS & TEACHERS OF THE SOUTH BRONX REWRITES ABOUT.
Date: Jun 19, 2001
Expense: $476.00
source

Destination: ST PETERSBURG - HELSINKI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE IN US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,265.80
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Foundation of Medical Professionals Alliance in Taiwan
Purpose: SYMPOSIUM ON TAIWAN'S WHO CAMPAIGN AND INTERNAT'L HEALTH
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,902.64
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,400.46
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002
Expense: $1,563.15
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,016.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW-TOMSK
Sponsor: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Purpose:
Date: Aug 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,907.19
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA-PORTAU PRINCE-CLEVELAND
Sponsor: PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON AIDS AND VISIT AIDS CLINIC
Date: Apr 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $990.10
source

Destination: MOSCOW
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,813.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DIALOGUE ON LEADERSHIP WITH COURAGE & COMPASSION
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $196.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM ON US-MEXICO
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,594.00
source

Destination: CLE -PINTA MITA, MEXICO-DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON US-MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,848.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,050.06
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,622.25
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: New Democracy Project
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND GLOBALIZATION
Date: May 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $405.00
source

Destination: ROME-VENICE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $8,746.20
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BI-PARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,415.76
source

Destination: MORELIA, MEXICO
Sponsor: University of California at Berkeley
Purpose: 3RD ANNUAL MEXICO FUTURES FORUM
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,414.36
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,718.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sherrod Brown

Brett Gibson
Tom Moore
Donna Pignatelli
Katherine Porter



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.