Let's Talk About Pets

Dr. Temple Grandin
02 Feb 2023
7:00 PM
Great Hall, Memorial Union
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • University Library
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Dr. Temple Grandin did not talk until she was three and a half years old.  She was fortunate to get early speech therapy.  Her teachers also taught her how to wait and take turns when playing board games. She was mainstreamed into a normal kindergarten at age five. Dr. Oliver Sacks wrote in the forward of Thinking in Pictures that her first book Emergence: Labeled Autistic was “unprecedented because there had never before been an inside narrative of autism.”  Dr. Sacks profiled Dr. Grandin in his best-selling book Anthropologist on Mars.

Dr. Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on both 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 (National Public Radio) and a BBC Special – "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow". She has also appeared on national TV shows such as Larry King Live20/20, 60 MinutesFox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, The New York TimesDiscover MagazineForbes, 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.

This event was be recorded and the recording will be available for one month on the Lectures website at https://www.lectures.iastate.edu/recordings/available-recordings

Dr, Grandin will sign books and pose for pictures after the talk.
The ISU Book Store will be on site selling a number of Grandin's books: https://www.isubookstore.com/features/bookstore-specials/temple-grandin 

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