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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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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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Dianne Miller


Total cost of 16 trips: $15,254.46


Trips traveled under the office of Maurice Hinchey

Destination: BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: FORUM TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES/ECONOMIC EDUCATION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $434.00
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Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT REGULATORY FINANCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,500.00
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Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SEMINAR ON RETIREMENT SAVINGS ISSUES
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,366.25
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Destination: MIAMI, HOMESTEAD, FT. PIERCE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Citrus Mutual
Purpose: EDUCATION ON FLORIDA CITRUS INDUSTRY, CITRUS CANCER OUTBREAK, AND AIRPORT INSPECTION PROCEDURES
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,140.45
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Destination: REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
Sponsor: Thabet Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,453.00
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Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $221.00
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Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: FLORIDA CITRUS MUTUAL, FLORIDA FARM BUREAU
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL OVERVIEW OF THE CHALLENGES FACING AGRICULTURE IN FLORIDA
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,189.59
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Destination: LODI, MODESTO & SALINAS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: California Agricultural Leadership Alumni Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL OVERVIEW OF CA AG. INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $618.76
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Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK BUILDING TRADES EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK
Purpose: BRIEFING CONCERNING LIABILITY EXPOSURE OF CONTRACTORS CONDUCTING RECOVERY EFFORTS AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE AND SITE VISIT.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $384.00
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Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ECONOMIC FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC POLICY - EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $357.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. - ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - ALBUGUERGUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Cornell University (including Medical College)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL BEEF CATTLE GENETIC EVALUATION CONSORTIUM DATAGATHERING EXERCISE
Date: May 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $651.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: VISIT NEW LAB SPACE & DISCUSS RESEARCH FUNDING
Date: May 28, 2002
Expense: $209.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: 1st Rochdale Cooperative Group Ltd
Purpose: SITE VISIT FOR PROSPECTIVE ELECTRICITY GENERATING FACILITY IN NEW YORKCITY
Date: Jun 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $440.22
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Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CAIRO, EGYPT-LUKOR, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN U.S. & EGYPT
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
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Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON MARKETS & POLICY MAKING
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $500.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Dianne Miller.


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.