ScholarSip: Winter 2019

The impact of research goes beyond scholarship when it engages and empowers communities beyond academia.

This year, the Drexel Libraries will go behind the scenes of this Drexel-style of civic engagement during its 2018/2019 ScholarSip event series: Communicating Research to Inspire Citizen Engagement.

During each quarterly event, a distinguished Drexel professor will offer “food for thought” on their experiences and insights of communicating their interdisciplinary research with various populations. They will explore the implications of their work and the challenges they face to bring knowledge and understanding of their research to audiences beyond their disciplines.

This quarter, we are pleased to welcome guest speaker

Mimi Sheller, PhD
Drexel University

Director, Center for Mobilities Research and Policy
Professor of Sociology
Graduate Faculty Member for Communication, Culture & Media

Dr. Sheller will discuss her role in developing the interdisciplinary field of mobilities research, as well as her new book Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes and how this idea can reach wider audiences.   
She will also describe her global work with Drexel's Center for Mobilities Research & Policy to engage diverse publics on topics like sustainable mobilities, changing urban infrastructure, and the relation of mobile communication to the future of movement.
All Drexel faculty and professional staff are invited to join us for what promise to be lively conversations with colleagues.

Livestream ScholarSip

Not on campus? Join us from home! This session of ScholarSip will be broadcast live online, so grab a drink and a snack, and watch the presentation via webcast.

To view the live broadcast on March 18, simply visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GupzScQUtnY and click play.

The presentation will begin at approximately 4:45 PM, and any changes to the schedule will be announced as far in advance as possible.


Location Reminder: This term, ScholarSip will be held in the Academic Bistro, which is located on the 6th floor of the Academic Building (101 N. 33rd Street, between Arch & Race Streets)


About ScholarSip
Now in its eighth year, ScholarSip is an annual event series hosted by the Drexel University Libraries that seeks to nurture Drexel’s intellectual life and cross-campus community through informal gatherings where faculty and professional staff exchange ideas sparked by greater awareness of interdisciplinary research.
Each event includes social time to build acquaintances and a short “food for thought” presentation from a member of the Drexel community. ScholarSip provides an opportunity for members of the Drexel community to gather for conversation – along with a toast to the end of the academic term.

For more information about ScholarSip or to suggest a future topic, please contact Libraries Communications Manager Stacy Stanislaw at svs22@drexel.edu


Monday, March 18, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Academic Bistro
University City Campus
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Stacy Stanislaw

Director of Communications
Drexel University Libraries
3300 Market Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104