Media Advisory: Temple Grandin to deliver keynote lecture at American Academy of Arts and Sciences induction ceremony Oct. 9



Grandin will deliver the keynote lecture to new inductees and current members of the American Academy at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) Oct. 9 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her talk, “Educating Students Who Have Different Kinds of Minds,” will focus on the varying ways that students take in information and express themselves, especially “visual thinkers” like herself.


Since its founding in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has served the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue and useful knowledge. As one of the nation’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the academy convenes leaders from the academic, business and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society. Its ranks include winners of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, as well as Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winners, and other lauded intellectuals such as George Washington, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Mead and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Academy’s membership of 4,600 Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members includes many of the most accomplished scholars and practitioners worldwide. Through studies, publications and programs on the Humanities, Arts and Education; Science, Engineering and Technology; Global Security and International Affairs; and American Institutions and the Public Good, the Academy provides authoritative and nonpartisan policy advice to decision-makers in government, academia and the private sector.

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A story that includes the video of Grandin’s presentation to the Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as photos will be posted on CSU’s News Site SOURCE soon.


Jennifer Dimas at or (970) 988-4265.