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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.

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Trips sponsored by

University of Rochester


Total cost of 10 trips: $8,658.75


Traveler: Francesca Tedesco (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING SEMINAR ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Aug 24, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $728.88
source

Traveler: Nicole Rutberg (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,020.18
source

Traveler: Jennifer Ubelhart (from the office of Vito Fossella)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: FACT FINDING-GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $959.57
source

Traveler: Tina Mufford (from the office of Thomas Reynolds)
Destination: "PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION"
Purpose: TO GAIN AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPECIAL NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS.
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $381.38
source

Traveler: Sally Schaeffer (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination:
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL SCHOOL EDUCATION AND FEDERAL PUBLIC POLICY IMPACTING TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,052.18
source

Traveler: Cynthia Johnson (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,052.18
source

Traveler: Katharine Bowen (from the office of John Lafalce)
Destination: BUF
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Aug 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $894.38
source

Traveler: Hillary Clinton (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO WHITE PLAINS
Purpose:
Date: Oct 11, 2002
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Huma Abedin (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NY TO WHITE PLAINS, NY
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SENATOR TO OFFICIAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 11, 2002
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Traveler: Kerk Phillips (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Purpose: PRESENT ACADEMIC PAPER
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $370.00
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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.

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    Paul Tough on How Children Succeed

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  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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