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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

Eleanor Holmes Norton


Total cost of 19 office trips: $21,406.43


Trips by Eleanor Holmes Norton
Total cost of congressperson's 17 trips: $19,180.47

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Historical Society of US District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Purpose: PARTICIPATING IN THE UNVEILING CEREMONY FOR CHIEF JUDGE LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, JR.'S PORTRAIT
Date: Oct 26, 2000
Expense: $242.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: Albany State University
Purpose: GIVING THE 2000 FALL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
Date: Dec 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $689.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: City University Television
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE LEGACY OF JOHN LINDSAY.
Date: Jan 9, 2001
Expense: $228.75
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER IN WHITE SULPHER SPRING, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: AMERICAN AIRLINES/AT&T MICROSOFT
Purpose: TO ATTEND TECHNOLOGY PRESENTATIONS & TOUR COMPANY FACILITIES AS PART OF THE 2001 CBC RETREAT.
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,771.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and state affiliates
Purpose: MAIN SPEAKER AT THE RETIREMENT GALA FOR IRA GLASSER.
Date: Apr 27, 2001
Expense: $245.75
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL DURING THE WOMEN LEADERSHIP SUMMIT.
Date: Apr 28, 2001
Expense: $121.50
source

Destination: PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Chatham College
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE 2001 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS & RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE
Date: May 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $760.06
source

Destination: PALO ALTO, CA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: TO SPEAK DURING THEIR COMMORATION OF BLACK LIBERATIN MONTH.
Date: Feb 14, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $1,025.25
source

Destination: NEW HAVEN, CT
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE OPENING ADDRESS AT THE RACE, VALUES AND THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROCESS: A SCHOLAR WORKING CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF THE LEGACY OF THE HONORABLE A. LEON HIGGINBOTHAM, JR. DINNER.
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $410.58
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2003 CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,475.96
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT TO NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 8TH ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,518.50
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Gate City Bar Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE GATE CITY BAR ASSOCIATION'S 2003 HALL OF FAME DINNER
Date: Nov 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,969.00
source

Destination: ATHENS, OHIO-WILBERFORCE, OHIO-YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
Sponsor: Antioch College Ohio
Purpose: CHATTERJEE PEACE LECTURE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND CAMPUS SPEAKER
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $963.15
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA-LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Equal Rights Advocates
Purpose: EQUAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,876.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES, AND IN THE PROCESS IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND ITS MEMBERS
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source

Destination: HARTFORD, CO
Sponsor: Yale University
Purpose: YALE UNIVERSITY CLASS DAY SPEAKER
Date: May 21, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $693.97
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eleanor Holmes Norton

Julia Hudson
Aaron Ward



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.