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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

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Trips by*

Lara Levison


Total cost of 5 trips: $8,891.61


Trips traveled under the office of Nancy Pelosi

Destination: FAIRBANKS, ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUG.
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,541.52
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Destination: 2 DAYS OF LECTURE & DISCUSSION (MON. & TUES.)
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON HUMAN HEALTH & THE ENVIRONMENT
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $230.00
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Destination: MADRID, SPAIN-BARCELONA, SPAIN-HEIDELBERG & STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: PRIMARY: WEST START-CALSTART. COSPONSORS: UTC, IRISBUS, BP, BALLARD, DAIMLER-CHRYSLER
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HYDROGEN FUEL CELL BUS DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,475.00
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Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Wilderness Society
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEMS CHALLENGES TO THE SYSTEM BY VISITING THE SANTA ROSA AND SAN JACINTO MOUNTAINS NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $1,110.09
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Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON "ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: THE SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH IMPACTS"
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $535.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Lara Levison.


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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    Tracking and Vocational Ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing College for a New Kind of Student

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    Is School Funding Fair?

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