Mariana Chilton to Speak at Spring ScholarSip

Mariana Chilton to Speak at Spring ScholarSip
Jenny James Lee
June 4, 2013

Drexel faculty and professional staff are invited to celebrate the end of the spring 2013 term at ScholarSip on Monday, June 10th from 4:30 – 6:30 PM at Drexel’s Academic Bistro. ScholarSip is an informal event that brings together individuals from across campus to join in cross disciplinary conversations. This special ScholarSip is co-sponsored by the Social Sciences Committee, and faculty and staff in the social sciences are especially encouraged to attend. To learn more about the Social Sciences Committee, see the information provided below.
A brief presentation by Mariana Chilton, Ph.D. will take place around 5 PM. Dr. Chilton is an Associate Professor of Public Health at the Drexel University School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities (formerly known as the Philadelphia GROW Project/Witnesses to Hunger) and Co-Principal investigator of Children's HealthWatch. She most recently launched Witnesses to Hunger to increase women’s participation in the national dialogue on hunger and poverty.

About ScholarSip
ScholarSip is hosted by Drexel University Libraries with guidance from a faculty planning committee. Since 2012, faculty and professional staff from across campus have attended the forum and all schools, colleges and many departmnets have been represented. Ideas for the "food for thought" presentation are welcome. Click here RSVP to ScholarSip or contact Jenny James Lee at or 215-571-4095.

About the Social Sciences Committee
In March 2012, the Office of Research established the Social Sciences Committee (SSC) as a means of raising the University’s profile in the social sciences, creating a stronger collective identity among the University’s social scientists, identifying barriers to social science research at Drexel, and identifying among those social scientists areas for new collaboration and research opportunities. As a means of achieving these goals, the SSC created a social science listserv for announcements and is putting together a website (to be located at that lists social science research faculty, social science courses and research areas. They have also hosted a series of events to support social science research activities and are always looking for suggestions of new topics or issues to tackle. If you have any suggestions, please contact one or all of the SSC members.

The Office of Research has also made available $100,000 in seed grant funding for the 2013-2014 academic year, to be awarded in October 2013, for interdisciplinary research projects that contribute to social science research and knowledge.

The SSC members are: Richardson Dilworth and Kelly Joyce,(co-chairs); Andrea Forte; Arnold Eiser; Constantinos Syropoulos; Glen Muschio; Jennifer Katz-Buonincontro; Rose Corrigan; and Stephen Lankenau.