Thursday, April 4, 2013

Don't miss tonight's showing of the film "Temple Grandin" - a COH diversity committee student event - how autism led a young woman to become a top scientist in human livestock handling

UAA Students: 

 Join the College of Health Diversity Committee and the Department of Health Sciences for an educational discussion and viewing of the Emmy-award winning film, "Temple Grandin" on Thursday, April 4.

Date: Thursday, April 4
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: UAA Rasmuson Hall 111
Admission: Free
Free snacks!

The film tells the story of a woman who overcame the limitations associated with autism - and is now an advocate for those with autism, and a top scientist in the humane livestock handling industry. Dr. Grandin is currently Professor of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University and the author of numerous books.

This event is presented as part of the educational programs for students in recognition of  National Public Health Week, April 1-7, 2013. April is also Autism Awareness Month. An autism resources list will be available.

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, is chair of the COH Diversity Committee.