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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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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Trips sponsored by

Duke University


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,912.14


Traveler: Chess Bedsole (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, A SEMINAR FOR HEALTH CARE STAFF FROM ALL NORTH CAROLINA CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES.
Date: Nov 10, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $399.40
source

Traveler: Dick Frandsen (from the office of Thomas Bliley)
Destination: DURHAM, N.C.
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE AT DUKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL THE SUBJECT ON "EPA AT THIRTY: EVALUATING AND IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY"
Date: Dec 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $633.58
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: SENATOR ADDRESSED DINNER GUESTS THEN GAVE KEYNOTE AT TERRY SANFORD DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
Date: Oct 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.22
source

Traveler: Kim Kotlar (from the office of William Thornberry)
Destination: HOME TO DUKE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $219.00
source

Traveler: Kate Heath (from the office of John Edwards)
Destination: DURHAM, NC
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INCREASE STAFFERS' UNDERSTANDING OF MED SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirhland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: ATTACHED
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $723.66
source

Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $471.66
source

Traveler: Andrew Barwig (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $633.63
source

Traveler: Dawn Myers (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: RALIEGH-DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON THE INTERRELATED MISSIONS OF ACADEMIC MED. CENTERS IN EDUCATING HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,013.16
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Kirkland (from the office of David Price)
Destination: North Carolina
Purpose: Educational program on the interrelated missions of academic medical centers in educating the health care workforce, advancing medical knowledge through research, providing high-quality health care, and serving the community
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $696.66
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER: COMMUNITY LEGACY AWARD
Date: May 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $533.47
source

Traveler: Barney Frank (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BOSTON TO RALEIGH/DURHAM TO FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $607.70
source

Traveler: Vince Sampson (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

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

  • 08.19.14

    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.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is School Funding Fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.