Associate Director for News
Amanda Mott manages media relations related to the Office of the Executive Vice President which includes facilities and real estate, Penn’s Climate Action Plan, student financial services, business services, campus housing and dining, and the endowment. In addition, she covers Commencement and Penn Global including Perry World House, the Penn Wharton China Center, and the Penn Biden Center.
Penn Announces 2016-17 Financial-aid Budget, Tuition
The University of Pennsylvania announced today that it has authorized a $214 million financial-aid budget for 2016-17 — the largest in the University’s history — while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent.
FY15 Report: Penn’s Economic Impact on Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Tops $14 Billion
The University of Pennsylvania today released a report demonstrating a combined economic impact of the University and Penn Medicine of more than $14 billion on the state and citywide economy in fiscal year 2015.
President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn
In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.
Penn Honored With Year Up Philadelphia’s 2015 Urban Empowerment Award
Year Up Philadelphia has honored the University of Pennsylvania with the 2015 Urban Empowerment Award in recognition of Penn’s leadership as a corporate partner providing professional mentoring and job training to urban young adults in underserved areas.
Lin-Manuel Miranda to Speak at Penn’s 260th Commencement
Lin-Manuel Miranda, a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient and the Tony- and Grammy-award winning composer and lyricist of the Broadway show “In the Heights” and of “Hamilton,” a groundbreaking musical rooted in hip-hop and intertwined with R & B, jazz, and pop, wil
Penn’s Online Learning Initiative Launches New Robotics Specialization
Beginning in January, the University of Pennsylvania will roll out a new robotics specialization, an online five-course sequence, via the University’s Online Learning Initiative on the Coursera platform.
Penn Undergraduate Is a Nationally-ranked Speed Skater
By Claire Daly For Benjamin Oh, there wasn’t a single moment when he realized that speed skating was something he wanted to pursue seriously. But, as he started improving, he loved the adrenaline rush that came with achieving faster and faster speeds.
Perry World House: Building a New Hub for Penn’s Growing International Activities
Slated to open in the spring, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House will be a hub for Penn’s growing international activities, anchoring its global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating cutting-edge strategic partnerships abroad.
Penn Panel Reflects on the 2005 Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Marking the 10-year anniversary of the largest of three grand jury reports, a panel hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society reflected on the “Ramifications of the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Archdiocese: Lessons Learned and Lesson