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Eric Westervelt

Eric Westervelt appears in the following:

Listeners Got Active About Our Active Learning Stories

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Two recent reports on a Stanford Noble Laureate's efforts to change how undergraduate science education struck a nerve with many of you.

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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stanford physicist Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it's not clear higher education is listening.

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Stanford Physicist Embarks On Mission To Improve Undergraduate Teaching

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Research shows that some teaching methods are a lot better than others. But why aren't more colleges and universities even bothering to measure teaching effectiveness? Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, a Stanford professor, is on a mission to improve undergraduate teaching and learning.

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New Education Secretary: Bold Agenda. Just 10 Months To Get It Done

Saturday, March 26, 2016

John B. King Jr. talks about his priorities for a tenure that may be short-lived: implementing the new education law, high-quality preschool and college access, to name a few.

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More Teachers Can't Afford To Live Where They Teach

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rising rents, housing prices and living costs in the top real estate markets from Boston to San Francisco are putting the squeeze on teachers.

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There Is No FDA For Education. Maybe There Should Be

Monday, March 07, 2016

Has American education research mostly languished in an echo chamber for much of the last half century?

Harvard's Thomas Kane thinks so.

Why have the medical and pharmaceutical industries and Silicon Valley all created clear paths to turn top research into game-changing innovations, he asks, while education research mostly remains ...

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Emojis Are Becoming A Bigger Part Of Conversation ;)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

With Facebook unveiling additional emoji options, linguist Tyler Schnoebelen talks about how emojis are changing the way we communicate.

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Being Black In The Tech Industry

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Professor, author and CEO of Clearly Innovative, Aaron Saunders talks about the challenges of being African-American in the tech industry.

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Russell Simmons Has Your Oscars Alternative

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons talks about his new awards ceremony, the All Def Movie Awards, created in response to the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

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Shaky Cease-Fire Holds In Syria, For Now

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The U.S. and Russia have brokered a partial truce in the fighting in Syria. NPR's Alice Fordham has an update on its prospects and how it's affecting people on the ground.

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Campaigns Update: Controversy Ignites Over Trump And The KKK

Sunday, February 28, 2016

In an interview Sunday, Donald Trump would not disavow support from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. NPR's Sarah McCammon and Tamara Keith have the latest from the campaigns.

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GOP Grapples With A Possible Trump Nomination

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour talks about how the Republican Party is handling Donald Trump as the frontrunner and why so many voters like him.

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At The Holy House Of Coltrane, A 'Jerusalem' Of Jazz Faces Eviction

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Saint John Coltrane Church, a San Francisco ministry dedicated to the iconic musician, is confronting charges of unpaid rent. The congregation has been told to leave the premises this week.

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Democrats Face Off In South Carolina

Saturday, February 27, 2016

South Carolina Democrats go to the polls Saturday to choose between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the presidential contest. Meanwhile, Donald Trump gains the endorsement of Chris Christie.

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China Stares Down Economic Concerns

Saturday, February 27, 2016

At the G-20 summit in Shanghai, Chinese officials are trying to reassure foreign finance ministers that the government can handle the country's turbulent economy.

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A Bridge To Hollywood Legend: Saying Farewell To The Sixth Street Viaduct

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The bridge starred in so many iconic scenes โ€” in films from Grease to Terminator 2 โ€” it had become an icon unto itself. Due to safety concerns, though, the Sixth Street Viaduct is getting torn down.

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Do Big Cash Denominations Help Organized Crime?

Saturday, February 27, 2016

The European Central Bank is considering abandoning the 500 euro note. Harvard University's Peter Sands explains why the 500 euro note is the currency of choice for organized crime and terrorists.

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Yet Another Teaching Memoir? A Teacher's Critique

Monday, February 22, 2016

Book publishers love stories about first-year teachers. The narrative arc is familiar: Exuberant idealism fades as the teacher battles entrenched bureaucracy, stale curriculum and disengaged colleagues or kids. The young educator then tries to overcome despair with creative grit and determination and struggles to make a difference.

The ...

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Fact-Check: Bernie Sanders Promises Free College. Will It Work?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A top education analyst says the U.S. probably could get some more people through college by footing the bill, and it would probably pay for itself. But it isn't an open-and-shut case.

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A Symphony's Big Challenge: Lift A Tough School Through Music

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A group of 10- and 11-year-olds giggle as professional cellist Frederic Rosselet flexes his wrist as if he's made of rubber. "Really flexible in your wrist," he tells the students. "It's your arm basically that does the work."

The cello students at Downer Elementary School in San Pablo, Calif., drag ...

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