Professor Temple Grandin, whose life story was recently profiled in an award-winning HBO movie, will give two presentations at the University of Wyoming in February.

On Monday, Feb. 28, Grandin will first present "The Field of Animal Sciences" in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium from 2:10 to 3:00 p.m. This talk will focus mainly on animals and livestock handling and the innovations she has made in the area of humane livestock handling according to a release from the University of Wyoming.

Then Grandin will present "Animals, Autism, and Sensory-Based Thinking" at 3:30 p.m. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session, reception and book signing.

Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University who has designed livestock facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and other countries. She speaks around the world about cattle handling. She has consulted for such firms as Burger King and Mcdonald's. She is also autistic.

The 2010 film, "Temple Grandin" is about Grandin overcoming autism to become a renowned livestock facility designer. In the film Grandin is portrayed by Claire Danes, who has received a Golden Globe, an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance. The film itself received seven Emmys.

Wyoming AgrAbility, a UW Cooperative Extension Service program, is sponsoring Grandin's appearance with support from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) in the College of Health Sciences.

To request disability transportation to the event call UW Paratransit Services at (307)766-6686.