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Behavioral Principles and Reducing Stress in Animal Handling

People worldwide associate Dr. Temple Grandin as an icon for living and working with autism. However, in addition to speaking about the autistic brain and how different kinds of minds can be successful, she is an expert in animal behavior and handling. In fact, her MS and PhD are in Animal Science from Arizona State University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, respectively. Indeed, she teaches “Livestock Behavior and Facility Design” at Colorado State University where she is a professor. She also is a consultant and designer of livestock handling facilities and owns Grandin Livestock Handling Systems Inc.

On Thursday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., she will deliver her lecture, Behavioral Principles and Reducing Stress in Animal Handling at the Rowley Center for Science & Engineering in the Sandra and Alan Gerry Forum, Room 010. This lecture is free & open to the public with no registration. A book-signing will take place immediately following Q & A.

Grandin has authored several books on the subject:

--Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals

--Guide to Working with Farm Animals: Safe, Humane Livestock Handling Practices for the Small Farm

--Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals

--Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior

This presentation is made in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension: Equine/Livestock Division.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at  (845) 341-4891 and


Event date, time and location.

Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs