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.
Wheels on the ground: Helping to get students safely home in the midst of a pandemic
With nearly 500 Penn faculty, students, and staff already on registered travel abroad as the coronavirus began to close borders, Penn’s Global Incident Management Team is assisting hundreds with travel, emergency evacuations, and repatriations.
Extraordinary measures: Penn services step up to support students with critical needs leaving campus
Staff in Residential Services, Student Registration and Financial Services, Student Intervention Services, Penn First Plus, Penn Global, and College Houses and Academic Services gathered to support students leaving campus and respond to Penn’s most vulnerable populations.
Penn Trustees approve 2020-21 tuition; financial aid budget expands support for middle-income families
At its meeting today, the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees approved a 3.9% increase in tuition for the coming year, while also approving a record $256 million undergraduate financial aid budget, the largest financial aid budget in Penn’s history.
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.