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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist to Speak at Convocation

October 2, 2009 — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dan Haley is the keynote speaker for the University of Wyoming's Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, Oct. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

A journalist for nearly 20 years, Haley is now the editorial page editor of The Denver Post. He has worked as an editorial writer, reporting on education and politics, and as an assistant city editor. Haley was one of the lead editors for the paper's Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.

Haley writes a weekly Sunday column for The Post, and in 2006 launched one of the paper's first blogs, Haley's Comment. A Colorado native, he also worked as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in Fort Collins and Wyoming, including the Gillette-News Record.

During the convocation, Haley will discuss "Cutting through the clutter: How newspapers can thrive in the age of texting and tweets."

Two undergraduate students from Evanston, Jordan Calmes, a senior majoring in chemistry, and Reynaldo Fuentes, a senior majoring in political science with a minor in religious studies, will discuss their research.

The College of Arts and Sciences hosts the annual event to recognize undergraduates who made the President's, Dean's and Freshman honor rolls the preceding year.

For more information on the convocation, call the College of Arts and Sciences office at (307) 766-2755 or visit

Denver Post editorial page editor Dan Haley will speak at the Keith and Thyra Thomson Honors Convocation Friday, Oct. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the UW College of Arts and Sciences auditorium.

Posted on Friday, October 02, 2009

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