Jan. 21, 2020

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WT's Distinguished Lecture Series to Host Temple Grandin

CANYON, Texas—The Distinguished Lecture Series at West Texas A&M University will host speaker Temple Grandin at 7:00 p.m., Temple Grandin Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Jack B. Kelly Student Center, Legacy Hall.

Grandin, an animal science professor at Colorado State University, first gained prominence when she published her scientific article "Livestock Behavior as Related to Handling Facilities Design.” This article presented the idea that animals are sensitive to the details of their environment. She was one of the first researchers to study this aspect of the livestock industry. She has a successful career in consulting about both livestock equipment and animal welfare, and today, half the cattle in the U.S. are handled in facilities she designed.

She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio) and a BBC Special titled “The Woman Who Thinks like a Cow” as well as national TV shows such as 20/20, Sixty Minutes and Larry King Live. Articles about her and her work have been published in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today.

For more information about Grandin, visit her website here.

About WT’S Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series brings people of national prominence to speak on the WT campus. All DLS events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit here.