#AsiaNow

#AsiaNow

EnviroLab Asia is excited to share information about our program with the Association of Asian Studies. Our article, “EnviroLab Asia: A Liberal Arts Approach to Studying Environmental Issues in Asia,” is featured on the Association’s blog, #AsiaNow. The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia and the study… Continue Reading

Course Development/ Redevelopment Application 2017-2018

Course Development/ Redevelopment Application 2017-2018

EnviroLab Asia is a 5C initiative that seeks to advance scholarship on environmental issues in Asia. In May 2017, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded EnviroLab Asia a $1.4 million grant to expand its activities at the Claremont Colleges. This year, EnviroLab Asia invites 5C faculty to apply for an opportunity to develop a new course… Continue Reading

Recap of Regional LIASE Conference “Globalization & Sovereignty: Examining Environmental Issues in Asia”

Recap of Regional LIASE Conference “Globalization & Sovereignty: Examining Environmental Issues in Asia”

On March 4, 2016, the three Southern California Luce Foundation-funded programs at Whittier College, Occidental College, and the Claremont Colleges came together to examine the theme of “Globalization & Sovereignty: Examining Environmental Issues in Asia.” Although the regional programs are in different stages of their grants, utilize different approaches, and work in different countries, they came together to share their… Continue Reading

Landscape, cultural, and my personal transformation in Southeast Asia

Landscape, cultural, and my personal transformation in Southeast Asia

Pomona College Director of the Bernard Field Station and Assistant Profess of Biology Wallace “Marty” Meyer (standing in the back row with a hat and sunglasses) writes about bearing witness to environmental changes in Southeast Asia, meeting indigenous communities protesting the building of a dam that threatens their land, and observing the forests of Sarawak, Malaysia in… Continue Reading

Q&A with Madison Vorva

Q&A with Madison Vorva

Pomona College student Madison Vorva stands with Grace Stewart to her left and Ki’Amber Thompson to her right. Here she answers questions about her experience on the Clinic Trip. Madi has been on the forefront of raising awareness about the links between palm oil, deforestation, and loss of orangutan habitats. While serving in the Girl Scouts,… Continue Reading

Beyond Textbooks and Statistics

Beyond Textbooks and Statistics

Science and Management major Jahnavi Kocha (CMC ’19) discusses the ways she has been inspired by the people she met on the Clinic Trip. In January 2016, students and faculty from the Claremont Colleges and Yale-NUS went to Malaysian Borneo and Singapore to learn first-hand about environmental issues facing the region. Envirolab Asia was a special… Continue Reading

Q&A with Grace Stewart

Q&A with Grace Stewart

Grace Stewart (CMC ’17), an Environmental Analysis major, discusses the complexities of environmental issues she was exposed to during the Clinic Trip to Malaysian Borneo and Singapore in January 2016.    Q: How did the trip contribute to your understanding of development, sustainability, food systems, the environment, human rights, and/or sovereignty? The main question that arose… Continue Reading

Just Research

Just Research

Pomona College student Ki’Amber Thompson (’18), an English and Environmental Analysis major, talks about the impact of the Clinic Trip on her ideas about conservation, future interests, and the importance of listening while conducting research. The Clinic Trip is designed to be an immersive learning experience for students and faculty. In January 2016, folks from the Claremont Colleges… Continue Reading

Reflections on Going Home

Reflections on Going Home

Claremont McKenna College student Johann Lim (’18), a History & Government major from Singapore, reflects upon his experience on the EnviroLab Asia Clinic Trip. In the photo above, he is taking a picture with Madison Vorva (PO’17), Stephanie Steinbrecher (SCR ’16), Theatre Professor James Taylor, and their guide in a canoe along the Baram River. From January 3 to… Continue Reading

Oceans of Space

Oceans of Space

Scripps College student Stephanie Steinbrecher (’16), an English major & Environmental Analysis minor, writes about her web of experiences from the EnviroLab Asia Clinic Trip. From January 3 to January 13, 2016, students and faculty from the Claremont Colleges and Yale-NUS embarked on a 10-day immersive learning experience in Singapore and Malaysia, where they learned about environmental issues in the region,… Continue Reading