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The Graduate School

Different Kinds of Minds

Thurs. March 8, 2018      7:30 p.m.

Kane Hall 130

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University

Grandin did not talk until she was three-and-a-half years old. Now a prominent author, speaker and advocate for autism and animal behavior, she has been featured in radio, print and film. Today half the cattle in the United States are handled in facilities she designed. Grandin shares her amazing story.

Admission: $5

This lecture has reached capacity. As a courtesy, the Graduate School will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm in Kane Hall. Any reserved seats not taken by 7:15 pm will be offered to our guests in the standby line.

Part of the Equity & Difference: Rights lecture series. Produced in partnership with the University of Washington Graduate School.


Temple Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on autism and animal behavior. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock-handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has been featured on NPR and a BBC Special — “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow.” She has appeared on national TV shows such as Larry King Live, 20/20, Sixty Minutes and Fox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award–winning movie about her life, and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. Today half the cattle in the United States are handled in facilities she has designed.

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