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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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Trips sponsored by

University of Michigan


Total cost of 17 trips: $14,421.24


Traveler: Kimberly Teehee (from the office of Dale Kildee)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PANELIST FOR INDIAN LAW DAY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $360.00
source

Traveler: Jennifer Chock (from the office of Daniel Inouye)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH REGARDING RICE V. CAYETANO TO LAW STUDENTS
Date: Apr 11, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,123.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: AUBURN HILLS, MI
Purpose: SPRING BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (CONG. LANTOS IS A BOARD MEMBER)
Date: May 8, 2000
Expense: $545.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Sawyer (from the office of Thomas Sawyer)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY EVENT
Date: Jan 15, 2001
Expense: $659.00
source

Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL-DETROIT-DC
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Mar 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,158.50
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U OF M BUSINESS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $1,149.63
source

Traveler: Julianne Gade (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: MICHIGAN
Purpose: TOUR MICHIGAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITIES (3)
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,268.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: BALTIMORE, MD-ANN ARBOR, MI-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE FALL BOARD MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.26
source

Traveler: Michael Zamore (from the office of Patrick Kennedy)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT MEETING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,211.98
source

Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: MEMPHIS, TN-DETROIT, MI-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA
Date: Apr 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,090.50
source

Traveler: John Buckley (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: ARM HARBOR
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TAXATION OF FINANCING PRODUCT
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: BOARD MEETING OF WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 30, 2004
Expense: $925.29
source

Traveler: John Ford (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: SPEECH AT BIOTECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Feb 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $488.79
source

Traveler: Ned Newland (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Purpose: CORPORATE TAX SEMINAR
Date: May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $280.41
source

Traveler: John Navratil (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: ANN ARBOR
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE TAX POLICY
Date: May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.40
source

Traveler: David Lenter (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE TAX
Date: May 5, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $490.40
source

Traveler: Tom Lantos (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: ANN ARBOR, MI
Purpose: BOARD MEETING OF THE WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $732.08
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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.

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.