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Famed Author, Professor Temple Grandin to Speak at Bucknell Sept. 28

Grandin will present on “Insights into Animal Behavior & Autism” during her free, public talk in the University’s Trout Auditorium

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Temple Grandin, a famed author and professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will make a free, public presentation on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., in the Vaughan Literature Building, Leanne Freas Trout Auditorium (Room 100). Grandin will present on “Insights into Animal Behavior & Autism.”

Facilities Grandin has designed for handling livestock are used by many companies around the world. She has also been instrumental in implementing animal welfare auditing programs that are used by McDonalds, Wendy’s, Whole Foods, and other corporations.

Grandin has appeared on numerous TV shows such as 20/20 and Prime Time. Her books include: Thinking in Pictures, Livestock Handling and Transport, and The Autistic Brain. Her books Animals in Translation and Visual Thinking have been on The New York Times Bestseller List. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September 2017 and in 2022 was named a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor.

“Temple Grandin is known for her many contributions to our collective understanding of autism as well as animal behavior,” says Bucknell Professor Elizabeth Capaldi, biology, animal behavior, interim director of the Animal Behavior Program who is organizing the event. “I’m sure anyone would find her insight on these important topics to be valuable.”

Grandin’s presentation is hosted by Bucknell’s animal behavior program, education department and College of Arts & Science.


CONTACTS: Elizabeth Capaldi,; Mike Ferlazzo, 570-577-3212, 570-238-6266 (c),

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