September 17, 2010
On Monday, Sept. 20, Temple Grandin will speak at CSU about autism, animals, and sensory-based thinking. An animal sciences professor, Grandin's understanding of the connection between autism and animals -- who respond primarily to visual cues -- is based on her research and career in food-animal welfare.
Temple Grandin, teaching her students about the humane handling of animals. (Image by CSU Photography). Time Magazine's 2010 '100 issue' named Grandin among 'the people who most affect our world.'
Temple Grandin, whose life story was featured in an Emmy award-winning television movie, will be speaking in Fort Collins on Monday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Griffin Concert Hall in the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington Street.
Her topic is 'Autism, animals, and sensory-based thinking.'
The event is free and open to the public.
No tickets are required for admission. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis (maximum capacity of 550 people). The lobby doors will open at 5 p.m. Griffin Hall will open at 6:15 p.m. A book signing and sales will follow the program.
A companion program to Fort Collins Reads 2010, who better to talk about the human–animal relationship than Grandin, a renowned Colorado State University animal science professor and author. Her book, Animals in Translation, reflects her career of studying animal behavior across numerous disciplines along with her practical insights from constantly being in the field and working with animal agriculture.
Her work Animals Make Us Human tells how humans and animals can best interact.
The HBO movie, Temple Grandin, which illustrates the life story of Grandin, received a total of seven Emmy awards on August 30. The movie depicts Grandin’s life as a child, during her high school years, and follows her during the 1970s as she began her career in her chosen field of food-animal welfare and as an equipment designer determined to help reduce stress on animals. The film delivers messages about autism and treating animals humanely.
Colorado State University Libraries is pleased to support Fort Collins Reads 2010, featuring The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. The book is a New York Times best-selling novel about a dog's perspective on navigating life's ordeals.
Stein will be appearing in Fort Collins at the CSU Lory Student Center Theatre on Nov. 7 for two presentations (3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)
Contact: Jane Barber