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.
Michael Horowitz named Director of Perry World House and Richard Perry Professor
As director of Perry World House, Horowitz will lead the center which was founded in 2015 for scholarly inquiry, teaching, research, international exchange, policy engagement, and public outreach on pressing global issues.
Acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to speak at Penn’s 264th Commencement
At Penn’s 264th Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 18, the author will also be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
University of Pennsylvania receives $25 million gift to create data science building
The largest gift in Penn Engineering’s history—a $25 million commitment from alumnus Harlan M. Stone to support the construction of a new Data Science Building—will serve as a hub for cross-disciplinary collaborations that harness expertise, research, and data across Penn’s 12 schools and numerous academic centers.
Penn alumnus Gregg L. Semenza awarded Nobel in Physiology or Medicine 2019
He is one of a trio of researchers sharing the award for their studies of how cells sense and adapt to varying oxygen levels.
Penn submits amicus brief to Supreme Court in support of DACA
The brief, which is signed by the University and 18 other schools, was filed in support of the respondents in the 2017 case brought by Regents of the University of California against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Goals of prevention and preparedness drive Sept. 27 safety drill
The annual test of Penn’s Emergency Notification System will be accompanied by a fair promoting safety programs offered across campus.
University of Pennsylvania regular decision results for Class of 2023
Penn today announced admission decisions for Regular Decision applicants to the Class of 2023, the institution’s 267th class. The admitted cohort of 3,345 was selected from a pool of 44,960 applicants.
University of Pennsylvania receives $6 million Stavros Niarchos Foundation gift to launch Paideia Program
Penn announced a $6 million gift to launch the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Paideia Program, which will reimagine the ancient Greek ideal Paideia—or “education of the whole person”—with courses focusing on wellness, service, and citizenship.