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December 6, 2016

Temple Grandin, the teacher

A gray sign outside her office is unassuming and the name plate that reads “Temple Grandin” is slightly askew. Inside, the walls are lined with a series of tall metal book shelves, file cabinets and a windowed lawyer’s bookcase. All are loaded, end-to-end, with books, stacks of papers, journal articles and magazines and anywhere shelf space is available are displayed dozens of certificates, trophies, plaques and statues commemorating Grandin’s contributions to a wide range of industries, institutions and associations. Ranking near the top of her career accomplishments, which include decades devoted to improving animal welfare practices in the food industry and serving as a resource and a voice of inspiration to people affected by autism, is the impact she’s had on students as a professor of animal science at Colorado State Univ. (CSU) in Fort Collins. For more than 25 years Grandin has taught at CSU and at the age of 69, she has no plans of quitting.  Read More

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