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Monday, October 20, 2014

Provost John Valery White and Boyd Alumnus Tom Wilczek Quoted in Las Vegas Sun

(From left) Provost John Valery White and Boyd alumnus Tom Wilczek
John Valery White is the Executive Vice President and Provost for UNLV and a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

Boyd alumnus Tom Wilczek ‘01 is an aerospace and defense specialist with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Both were recently quoted in the Las Vegas Sun article titled, "Experts, enthusiasts weigh in on evolving drone landscape," after speaking on a panel during Boyd’s unmanned aerial systems symposium on Oct. 16.

In regard to enforcing federal aviation regulations, Provost White stated, “Imagine a free-for-all on the Strip, if everybody brings their UAS so that they can cruise the Strip without physically cruising it … That’s the sort of thing that will prompt the commission to pass a regulation. Part of the difficulty we have in Nevada, of course, is the absence of an intermediate appellate court.”

While commenting on the use of drones in the media, Wilczek noted, “The question is how do we ensure that media, which has shown a desire to technologically advance and take this industry and technology and mature it, is allowed to continue to use that technology?”