Temple Grandin to speak next week at Kansas State Univ.

Kansas State University (KSN Photo)
Kansas State University (KSN Photo)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A noted professor with autism whose life’s work understanding livestock was the subject of an HBO movie is speaking next week at Kansas State University.

Temple Grandin’s appearance Tuesday is part of the Landon Lecture series. The series is named for former Kansas Gov. Alf Landon, who was the 1936 Republican nominee for president. The series was established in 1966 to bring in speakers to discuss issues facing business, politics and international relations.

Grandin’s books include “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior” and “Thinking in Pictures: Other Reports from My Life with Autism.” An HBO biopic, “Temple Grandin,” starred Claire Danes and won five Primetime Emmys.

The lecture is free and open to the public.