Arts at UNCW

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin

Thinking in Pictures: And Other Reports from My Life with Autism

Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7 pm, Kenan Auditorium

with Audience Q&A and book signing

World-renowned author and animal scientist, Dr. Temple Grandin shares her insights on human and animal minds. A pioneer in increasing the public's understanding of autism and animal behavior, Grandin draws from her experiences with autism to design humane livestock facilities and to articulate the singular ways in which individuals with autism experience the world. Diagnosed with autism as a child, Grandin talks about how her mind works-sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She is revered by animal rights groups and members of the autistic community, perhaps because in both regards she is a voice for those who are sometimes challenged to make themselves heard.

Tickets $9 public, free for UNCW students and employees. Call Kenan Box Office 910.962.3500 or buy tickets online. --SOLD OUT--

Above and Beyond

Free screening of Temple Grandin, an HBO film starring Claire Danes
Sunday, February 13 at 7 p.m., Lumina Theater

About the Leadership Lecture Series

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