A Letter to My Homeland  

A Letter to My Homeland  

EnviroLab Asia’s Vietnam Research Fellow Vy Doan (Pomona ’18) writes about her experience returning to Vietnam to participate in the EnviroLab Asia/Cion Trust Clinic Trip in January 2018. A Vietnamese version of the article follows the English version.   “In Vietnamese, nước means water, country, and homeland. To ask where one is from is to ask “Nước… Continue Reading

2018 EnviroLab Asia Student Fellows

2018 EnviroLab Asia Student Fellows

Meet the students who are the 2017-2018 EnviroLab Asia Student Fellows. The photo above is from a class field trip to visit a local Thai Buddhist temple.   Alison Hong Major: Biology & History Class of 2019, CMC I am a Biology and History dual major at CMC, hailing from Palos Verdes, CA. On campus… Continue Reading

National Geographic Research Award

National Geographic Research Award

Co-Principal Investigator Branwen Williams (Environmental Science, Keck) and EnviroLab Asia’s inaugural postdoctoral fellow Kathryn Hargan were awarded a National Geographic grant to study Thai shrimp farm-mangrove ecosystems. Their main research question is: “Do mangrove forests reduce coastal aquaculture nutrient pollution while increasing carbon storage?” Funding for their research will start July 2018, and will build upon the… Continue Reading

Korea at Nature’s Edge: Environment & Society on the Korean Peninsula

Korea at Nature’s Edge: Environment & Society on the Korean Peninsula

Department: Center for Critical Korean Studies Date and Time: April 19, 2018 – April 20, 2018 | 9:00 AM-6:30 PM Event Location: HG 1030 Bringing together a range of scholars concerned with the entanglement of nature and society in the Korean peninsula, this conference aims to define the still-embryonic field of Korean environmental history. Cosponsored… Continue Reading

Regional LIASE Conference

Regional LIASE Conference

The Regional LIASE Conference brings together the Southern California grantees of the LIASE grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Faculty, students, and staff from Occidental College, Whittier College, and EnviroLab Asia from the Claremont Colleges will share their research projects, approaches, and questions to studying environmental issues in East and Southeast Asia. LIASE Regional Conference… Continue Reading

Workshop for Change: Theatre as Social Force with Ruth Pongstaphone

February 23 @ 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Vita Nova Lecture Room, Scripps College Theatre relies on input and information from multiple diverse sources. The process, methods, techniques, applications, and impact of theatre are most clearly understood as a result of direct experimentation. This Workshop for Change presents a unique opportunity for participants from different backgrounds to… Continue Reading

2/9/18 Event: “Conversations on Course Redevelopment”

2/9/18 Event: “Conversations on Course Redevelopment”

EnviroLab Asia + Center for Teaching & Learning are pleased to host: “Conversations on Course Redevelopment” Keck Classroom, Honnold-Mudd Library Feb. 9, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm   For 5C faculty who would like to learn more about EnviroLab Asia’s Course Development/Redevelopment grants, please join us for an informal conversation with previous grant recipients. The Course Development/Redevelopment grants… Continue Reading

Research Lab Application

Research Lab Application

Open to 5C faculty/staff who are interested in working collaboratively across 5-C campuses and across disciplines to study environmental issue(s) in East and/or Southeast Asia. Research Labs will produce at least one academic product, such as a working paper, article, book, art piece, etc. Funding for two Research Labs, composed of four faculty/staff, are available… Continue Reading

New Perspectives on North Korea: A Conversation with Experts – 1/22/18

New Perspectives on North Korea: A Conversation with Experts – 1/22/18

New Perspectives on North Korea: A Conversation with Experts Monday, January 22rd | 4:15 PM-5:30 PM, Founders Room at Honnold Mudd Library at The Claremont Colleges  Speakers:  “The Need For A New U.S. Foreign Policy Towards North Korea” -by Martin Hart-Landsberg, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Lewis and Clark College “North Korea: Science and Technology… Continue Reading

Form a Faculty/Staff Research Pod

Form a Faculty/Staff Research Pod

EnviroLab Asia started a new initiative called “Research Pods.” Created with the goal of sparking creative, cross-disciplinary, and cross-campus collaborations, Research Pods provide an opportunity for staff/faculty to explore the possibility of collaboration. Research Pods are given nominal funds to informally gather to explore a topic about environmental issues in East and/or Southeast Asia. Funds may… Continue Reading