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Temple Grandin to speak at MTSU

REGIONAL NEWS | Events — MTSU recently announced a planned lecture by American professor of animal science and autism spokesperson, Temple Grandin. The event will take place on Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in Tucker Theater. The event is free and open to the general public but you must have a ticket to attend.

Grandin is a prominent proponent for the human treatment of livestock for slaughter. A professor at Colorado State University, she studied the behavior of cattle … how they reacted to ranchers, movements, objects, and light … and designed adaptive curved corrals to reduce panic, stress, and injury in the animals being led to slaughter. She’s also authored over 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers on animal behavior.

She’s also a spokesperson for those living with autism. Doctors diagnosed her in her 40s ans she has been credit with breaking down years of shame and stigma associated with the condition by publicly disclosing she was on the spectrum.

HBO also produced a biographical drama about Temple Grandin. {Art Provided)

She is the subject of a 2010 Emmy and Golden Globe winning biographical drama starring Claire Danes. HBO produced the film and those interested in watching it before the lecture can find it on iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now.

Tickets to the event will be available to MTSU students and staff on September 16 and to the general public on September 23. For ticket information, click here. •

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