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

“The people we met are not victims, but people who adapted to their situation and are actively fighting for their land and their rights”

“The people we met are not victims, but people who adapted to their situation and are actively fighting for their land and their rights”

On March 21, 2016, it was announced that the proposed Mega Dam, which would have flooded indigenous villages and altered the ecosystem of the Baram River, had been halted due to the activism of indigenous communities. Elizabeth Weinlein, an Environmental Policy and Asian Studies major at Pitzer College (’17) discusses how meeting indigenous community leaders… Continue Reading

“Developing nations have the chance to pioneer their own definition of modernity”

“Developing nations have the chance to pioneer their own definition of modernity”

Fernando Salud (second from the right), an Engineering major from The Philippines at Harvey Mudd College writes about how EnviroLab Asia’s Clinic Trip to Singapore and Malaysia shaped his views on dam-building, development, and sustainability. From January 3 to January 13, 2016, ten students and eight faculty from the Claremont Colleges embarked on a 10-day immersive learning… Continue Reading

“Combined fieldwork with informal and formal lectures provided for a range of learning modalities”

“Combined fieldwork with informal and formal lectures provided for a range of learning modalities”

Professor James Taylor (bottom right), Professor of Theatre at Pomona College, writes about his experience in EnviroLab Asia’s Clinic Trip. From January 3 to January 13, 2016, ten students and eight faculty from the Claremont Colleges embarked on a 10-day immersive learning experience in Singapore and Sarawak, Malaysia. This is the first blog post in a… Continue Reading

Field trip to Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

Field trip to Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden

On October 24, 2015, Kyoko Kurita, Professor of Japanese in the Dept. of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College and Co-Principal Investigator of EnviroLab Asia, brought her students to visit the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden in Pasadena, CA. Here she reflects upon the trip.  What is a garden? The very idea of it expresses the… Continue Reading

On “Nuclear Nation”

On “Nuclear Nation”

Kyoko Kurita, Co-Principal Investigator of EnviroLab Asia and Professor of Japanese in the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College, integrated examining environmental issues in two of her courses last fall: “Advanced Japanese” and “Time & Space in Modern Japan.” Here she discusses the issues raised in the documentary, Nuclear Nation, which she… Continue Reading

Malaysian composer and environmental activist Yii Kah Hoe leaves deep impression at Claremont Colleges

Malaysian composer and environmental activist Yii Kah Hoe leaves deep impression at Claremont Colleges

In November 2015, award-winning composer and environmental activist Yii Kah Hoe led three events at the Claremont Colleges: • the Nov. 1 “Awakening to the Environment” Concert where Kah Hoe’s piece “Forest Threnody” was performed by the Claremont Concert Choir and Claremont Chamber Choir of CMC, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps, • the “Workshop for Change”… Continue Reading