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Acclaimed Animal Activist To Speak
MARCH 2, 2007—Renowned author and animal activist Temple Grandin,
Ph.D., will speak at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls on
March 8 at 8 p.m. in North Hall Auditorium.
Grandin offers a rare viewpoint on autism—a disease most often characterized
by delays in human social development—and animals. Diagnosed with
autism in 1950, Grandin is proof positive that people with autism can
progress beyond their disability to achieve brilliant success.
Currently an associate professor at Colorado State University, Grandin
calls autism "a way station on the road from animals to humans."
Her own autism has heavily influenced her work in the previously obscure
field of animals’ emotion, pain sensation, and thought process.
She is author of the current best seller “Animals in Translation”
and has penned several other works, along with educational videos and
DVDs. Her newest book, “Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships:
Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism,”
won the Foreword Book of the Year Award for 2006. Grandin was recently
featured on ABC's 'The View.'
This event is free for UWRF students with campus ID. General public tickets
are available for $5 for adults and $3 for those 18 and under. This event
is presented as part of UWRF's Wyman Series. For more information, call
Student Services and Programs at 715-425-4444 or visit the Wyman Series
Web site at http://www.uwrf.edu/programs/events/wyman.
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