“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

Straits Talk

Straits Talk

Char Miller, the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College and one of the Co-PIs of the EnviroLab Asia, reflects upon his exploratory trip to Singapore in May 2015. He is pictured above in black. In the background is the ExxonMobil Refinery. Walking can only tell you so much about a place. And I… Continue Reading

EnviroLab Fellows Gather at First Research Cluster Meeting

EnviroLab Fellows Gather at First Research Cluster Meeting

“Through EnviroLab Asia, I hope to shape the national and regional conversations of Singapore and Southeast Asia respectively by elevating the environmental aspect while nurturing an environmental consciousness in the minds of the people through the arts and humanities.” – Johann Lim, CMC ’18 On Friday, October 23, 2015, EnviroLab Asia Fellows met for the… Continue Reading

Working to Establish EnviroLab Asia: A Student Perspective

Working to Establish EnviroLab Asia: A Student Perspective

CMC Music and Environmental Analysis double major Grace Stewart shares her experience over the summer as EnviroLab Asia’s first intern.   “I enjoyed the opportunity to explore a new place with a group of professors and to learn how to build a project from the ground up…”    – Grace Stewart (Class of 2017) I spent… Continue Reading