Temple Grandin will be coming to Virginia Tech on Dec. 4 and giving a community lecture from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Her talk, “The World Needs all Kind of Minds” will be held in the VBI auditorium. Seating is limited and is on a first-come basis. There is no charge for the event.
She is also giving a talk at 2 p.m. called “Basic Principles of Livestock Behavior” at VBI that is free and open to the Virginia Tech community.
Temple is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autism activist, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. She is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world.
Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes has been brought to the screen. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), major television programs, such as the BBC special,“The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow,” ABC’s Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours and 20/20, and has been written about in many national publications, such as Time magazine, People magazine, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and New York Times. Among numerous other recognitions by media, Bravo Cable did a half-hour show on her life, and she was featured in the best-selling book, Anthropologist from Mars.
Grandin speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling.