One Health Seminar Series Announces Fall Schedule

Aug 30, 2019

Delaware Valley University will offer a series of timely and engaging One Health seminars during the fall 2019 semester. The fall line-up of guest speakers will explore topics such as environmentalism and the media, climate change and agriculture, climate change adaptation, and local and regional conservation efforts. The seminars are open to anyone from the community who wants to learn about critically important issues such as climate change and preserving natural resources. 

The first lecture of the series, “Environmentalism and the Media,” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. The guest speaker will be Dr. Patrick D. Murphy from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. In this talk, Dr. Murphy will map how the media communicates today's many distinct, competing and even antagonistic environmental discourses. 

All are welcome at the seminars and there is no cost to attend. Guests do not need to register in advance. 

“Delaware Valley University’s One Health Seminar Series offers a place for the community to come together to discuss pressing issues that impact all of us,” said Reg Hoyt, co-chair of the University’s Department of Animal Biotechnology and Conservation. “Since launching this series, we have seen interest from people from all fields and backgrounds. I would encourage anyone who wants to learn more about current issues and possible solutions to join us this semester. We can all do something to have a positive impact on the future health of people, animals and the environment.”

Fall  2019 One Health Seminar Series Schedule:
All seminars are held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. There is no cost to attend and guests do not need to register in advance. All are welcome!

Tuesday, Sept. 10    

Dr. Patrick D. Murphy, from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication, will present “Environmentalism and the Media.”

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Katherine Rapin, The Philadelphia Citizen managing editor, will present “Climate Change and Pennsylvania Agriculture.”

Thursday, Oct. 17
Richard Evans, a Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area ecologist, will present “Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Climate Change Adaptation.”

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Ben Kalina, director of the film, “Shored Up.”

Tuesday, Nov. 19 
Greg Czarnecki, Climate Change and Research Coordinator, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), will present “DCNR Climate Change Action Plan.”

Wednesday, Dec. 4
Dr. Seth Blumsack and Dr. Joel Landry, from Penn State’s Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, will present “Climate Change: The Benefits of Doing Something vs. Doing Nothing.”

About the One Health Seminar Series
One Health is a multi-disciplinary approach that works locally, regionally, nationally and globally to attain optimal well-being for people and society, the environment and plants, and animals. Together, the three major components make up the One Health triad, and the well-being of each is inextricably linked to the others in the triad. To learn more please visit