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One Health seminar series announces fall schedule


Delaware Valley University will offer a series of timely and engaging One Health seminars during the fall 2019 semester.

The fall lineup 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 the talk, 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.

Future speakers and topics are:

– Wednesday, Sept. 25, Katherine Rapin, Edible Philly associate editor, will present “Climate Change and Pennsylvania Agriculture”;

– Thursday, Oct. 17, Richard Evans, a Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area ecologist, will present “Delaware River 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.”