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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 01:48 PM

Cattle expert Temple Grandin to speak at Texas A&M summer commencement

Internationally renowned animal scientist and autism activist Temple Grandin will deliver Texas A&M's summer commencement convocation on Aug. 14.

The Colorado State University professor, who will also receive an honorary doctoral degree during the morning graduation ceremony the following day, is known for her work in designing facilities to handle livestock and developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry.

"Dr. Grandin is an exceptional individual in every positive sense of the term, and a person for whom I have long had great admiration -- for both her pioneering work in various aspects of animal science and for all that she has accomplished in overcoming autism and sharing her experiences in a variety of highly effective ways," Interim University President Mark Hussey said in a statement. "We are greatly honored that she has accepted our invitation to serve as our commencement convocation speaker next month and to receive an honorary doctorate."

Grandin's other accomplishments include 10 books and various academic and industry awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the The National Cattlemen's Beef Association. She was also inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame and the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame, inspired an HBO movie starring Claire Danes and was listed as one of Time's 100 most influential people in 2010.

More at http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/cattle-expert-temple-grandin-to-speak-at-texas-a-m/article_53757884-7102-5bcd-936c-f4d9027472df.html .

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 04:47 PM

1. I hope her compassion and exceptionalism

are appreciated at TAMU.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 05:56 PM

2. She is an amazing woman

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