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.
National Academy of Medicine elects five new members from Penn
Kurt T. Barnhart, Christopher B. Forrest, Susan L. Furth, Desmond Upton Patton, and Robert H. Vonderheide are among 100 new Academy members elected this year, one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
SNF Paideia Program at Penn receives $13M to promote informed dialogue and civic engagement
The support is the third such grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
The Arthur Ross Gallery and Penn Live Arts awarded The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage project grants
Two other project grants to area cultural institutions involve Michelle Lopez of the Weitzman School of Design and alum Kiyoshi Kuromiya.
Michael Weisberg appointed interim director of Perry World House
Weisberg has served as Senior Faculty Fellow, Global Climate Policy Lead, and director of Post-Graduate Programs at Perry World House since 2020.
New Student Performing Arts Center design advances
The new student-centered performing arts venue to be built along Woodland Walk and 33rd Street will provide multiple flexible spaces for teaching, rehearsals, and student performances.
A plant-based, oral delivery of insulin regulates blood sugar levels similar to natural insulin
A new, affordable method of insulin delivery developed by Henry Daniell of the School of Dental Medicine lowers the risk of hypoglycemia when compared to current diabetes treatments.
$10M gift from Robin and Marc Wolpow’s Arbour Way Foundation launches healthcare entrepreneurship opportunities at Venture Lab
The landmark gift will create vibrant programming focused on health care innovation and co-curricular learning and collaboration across the University of Pennsylvania.