Temple Grandin, one of the world’s most accomplished and well known adults with autism, will give a talk on “Different Kinds of Minds.” Dr. Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential People of the Year in 2010. She is the author of the national bestsellers Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation. The 2010 HBO movie based on her life, starring Claire Danes, received seven Emmy Awards. She has appeared on 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN Larry King Live, PrimeTime Live, the Today Show and many others. She has been featured in the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Time, Discover, Forbes, and People. Dr. Grandin’s lecture is open to the public free of charge. Registration is required. For more information and to register please visit: http://www.as.miami.edu/humanities/programs/lectures/grandin.html Start time is 7pm. Books available for purchase that evening courtesy of Books & Books.
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI IBIS LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES: Valerie
Martinez is a
poet, translator, teacher, playwright, librettist, and collaborative artist.
Her award-winning books include Absence, Luminescent, World to
World, A Flock of Scarlet Doves, Each and Her, And They
Called It Horizon and This is How It Began. Her most recent book,
Each and Her (winner of the 2012 Arizona Book Award), was nominated
for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Open
Book Award, the William Carlos William Award, and the Ron Ridenhour Prize. Her
work has been widely published in journals, magazines, anthologies and media
outlets including The Best American Poetry, the Washington Post,
and the Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Everywhere series. She is Executive
Director of Littleglobe, Inc., a non-profit collaborative of artists
who work in community. Valerie has a B.A. from Vassar College and an MFA from
the University of Arizona. She was the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, New Mexico