Noted Autistim and Animal Rights Activist Temple Grandin Speaks at Denison
Posted: January 8, 2008 / Last Updated: January 10, 2008
Temple Grandin, a noted autism and animal rights activist, will be the McGregor Connections "Hum/an/imal" series spring semester keynote speaker at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, at Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). Grandin's unique perspective of the world has facilitated her groundbreaking studies of the relationship between stress in animals and the design of livestock environments. Her talk titled, "Animals, Autism and Design," will encompass the apparently incongruent aspects of her life. Grandin is a distinguished author; her books have covered her personal experience as an autistic and her research on animal science and welfare.
Her seminal book, "Thinking in Pictures: and Other Reports of My Life with Autism," raised awareness and support for autism research and is still considered a significant contribution to the field. As a leading spokesperson for the autistic community, Grandin's books about controlling some of the characteristics of autism and her struggle to "translate" her world for others have had noteworthy impacts in autism studies.
Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. The focus of her studies is to improve animal welfare and productivity through modern methods of livestock handling. Her book, "Animals in Translation," was a New York Times bestseller. A screening of the BBC documentary, "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow," will be shown 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Higley Auditorium (100 Ridge Road).
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Screening of "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow," 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Road).
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Temple Grandin, McGregor Connections keynote speaker, 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive).
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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