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Temple Grandin March 5 lectures location changed

February 15, 2013

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Two free lectures set March 5 by Temple Grandin, who is widely known for developing effective methods for handling livestock based on her own experience with autism, have been changed to accommodate a larger audience.

Grandin, the subject of the award-winning HBO film "Temple Grandin" starring Claire Daines, will give two free lectures at Bozeman's Willson Auditorium, 414 W. Main.

The first talk, focusing on animal science, will run from 6-7:30 p.m. Grandin will speak on autism from 8-9:30 p.m. No tickets will be necessary for either lecture. Those persons who have already obtained tickets for Grandin's lectures, previously scheduled at the Museum of the Rockies, will not need their tickets to attend either lecture.

Grandin will participate in an open forum from 10 a.m. to noon in the Procrastinator Theatre in the Strand Union Building on the campus of Montana State University.

A previously scheduled reception has been canceled. No Grandin events will be held at the Museum of the Rockies.

Grandin has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, 60 Minutes, and the Today Show. She has been featured in People Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, the New York Times book review, and Discover magazine. In 2010, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people. Interviews with Grandin have been broadcast on NPR, and she gave a 2010 TED lecture titled "The World Needs ALL Kinds of Minds." The HBO movie "Temple Grandin," won seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe.

Grandin now teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling and animal welfare. She has written more than 400 articles in scientific journals and livestock periodicals. Her books "Animals in Translation" and "Animals Make Us Human" were both on the New York Times bestseller list.
MSU's College of Agriculture and the Department of Animal and Range Sciences sponsor Grandin's livestock lecture. Café Scientifique, sponsored by Montana INBRE and COBRE, hosts Grandin's autism lecture.

For more information on Grandin, visit her website at


Susan Cooper (406) 994-3722,