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David Shipley to Give Convocation Lecture at PNCA

Release date: 09/11/12

For Immediate Release
September 11, 2012

Lisa Radon, Communications Specialist 971-255-5528

Becca Biggs, Director of Communications 971-255-5511

David Shipley to Give Convocation Lecture at PNCA
Executive Editor of Bloomberg View on “Learning to Translate”

PORTLAND, OR – September 11, 2012 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) opens its 2012-2013 academic year with a Convocation Lecture by David Shipley, Executive Editor of Bloomberg View. Entitled, “Learning to Translate,” his lecture, which is open to the public, is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 4pm in the Swigert Commons. Convocation, which derives from the Latin term for “calling together,” is an annual opportunity for the College’s community of students, faculty, staff, and board members to come together to mark the beginning of the new academic year. The annual Convocation address is one of PNCA’s four Cornerstone Lectures, which also include the College’s Homecoming Lecture during Alumni weekend, the Edelman lecture in March, and the Graduation Address given at Commencement in May.

Bloomberg View is an editorial page that publishes columns and commentary across all Bloomberg platforms. Prior to joining Bloomberg, Shipley was a longtime editor in various capacities at the The New York Times and an editor at The New Republic. From 1995-1997, he served in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Presidential Speechwriter.

Shipley is a co-author of SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better. He graduated from Williams College in 1985 and was the recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Shipley currently resides in New York City.

PNCA prepares students for a life of creative practice and has been an influential force in art and design education in the Pacific Northwest since its founding in 1909. Today, PNCA enrolls over 600 students in 15 undergraduate and graduate programs, and another 1,500 students through its continuing education programs. PNCA’s graduate programs are part of its Ford Institute for Visual Education (FIVE): an MFA in Visual Studies, a Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, an MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, an MFA in Collaborative Design, and an MFA in Applied Craft and Design developed with the Oregon College of Art and Craft, the first inter-institutional degree of its kind in the US.

PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural life through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and internationally recognized visiting artists, designers, and creative thinkers. Portland Monthly, in its January 2012 issue, called PNCA “a creative class crown jewel.” With the support of FIVE, the College has an operating partnership with the nationally acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Craft. For more information, visit

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