Temple Grandin one of Time Magazine's 100 "Most Influential People"


Renowned Colorado State University animal behavior professor and author Temple Grandin has been named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

Grandin ranked at 31 on the list, which also included President Barack Obama, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, commentator Glenn Beck and Lady Gaga and Conan O'Brien. The list is out today at www.time.com.

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A CSU professor of animal sciences and president of Grandin Livestock Handling Systems Inc., Grandin's exposure and popularity spiked this year with the February release of the HBO biopic, "Temple Grandin." The movie starring Claire Danes introduced Grandin to a wide audience.

As a child, Grandin was diagnosed with autism, and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. But Grandin, who once described her condition as making her "like an animal with no instincts to guide me," used that perspective to become one of the world's most respected advocates for the humane treatment of livestock.

Grandin earned her doctorate and became an author, writing books about animals – “Animals in Translation” and “Animals Make Us Human” and about autism – “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Aspergers.”

In a statement, Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel said the list includes people making a difference in the world.

“The Time 100 is not a list of the most powerful people in the world; it’s not a list of the smartest people in the world; it’s a list of the most influential people in the world,” Stengel said. “They’re scientists, they’re thinkers, they’re philosophers, they’re leaders, they’re icons, they’re artists, they’re visionaries - people who are using their ideas, their visions, their actions to transform the world and have an effect on a multitude of people.”

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