Temple Grandin Campus Community Book Project


Professor, public speaker, author and humanitarian Temple Grandin, Ph.D., has dedicated her life to educating others about autism and the humane treatment of animals. Through her experiences living with autism, she has developed a unique worldview that has allowed her touch the lives of many—including the countless livestock who have benefited from the cattle handling systems she designed. Her compassion for all forms of life and her nuanced understanding of both humans and animals have brought her to international prominence as a autism activist and disabilities advocate. Her best-selling books provide a unique glimpse inside the autistic mind, while her work with beef cattle has won over some the staunchest of vegetarians.

Grandin will be giving a lecture at the Mondavi Center on Feb. 10 as part of the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. Grandin will be presenting on a selected reading for the evening, her 2009 memoir “Thinking in Pictures,” which explores the differences in cognitive functioning between an autistic brain and a neurotypical brain. Her insight into autism provides a space for readers and listeners to probe into what it really means to be human, regardless of a mental or medical condition

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What: Temple Grandin Campus Community Book Project
When: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m.
Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, 9399 Old Davis Rd., Davis
Cost: Tickets starting at $39