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Temple Grandin Lecture at ASU


March 3, 2011

Temple Grandin, author, animal scientist and autism activist, was at Arizona State University March 1 to present a humanities lecture titled “What makes us human? Visual thinking and different kinds of minds.” This world-renowned industrial designer of livestock facilities also is a graduate of ASU, earning a master’s degree in animal science in 1975. She now teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design as a professor at Colorado State University.

Grandin spoke to a full house at ASU’s Galvin Playhouse as the Institute for Humanities Research 2011 Distinguished Lecturer. After the lecture, she answered many questions from the audience, ranging for suggestions for helping children with autism to needed research on sensory sensitivity of humans and animals.