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 2017-18 Financial-aid Budget, Tuition
The University of Pennsylvania announced today a $224 million financial-aid budget for 2017-18 — the largest in the University’s history — while increasing total undergraduate charges by 3.9 percent.
Full Renovation of Penn’s Hill College House on Track for Fall 2017 Occupancy
The University of Pennsylvania’s Hill House at 3333 Walnut St. has annually been home to 500 mostly first-year residents. This academic year, however, its iconic “drawbridge” is blocked off, and its halls and rooms are void of student life.
Jay Gottfried Appointed Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor
President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price are pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Gottfried as the University of Pennsylvania’s eighteenth Penn Integrates Knowledge University
Penn Senior Theodore Caputi Named George J. Mitchell Scholar
University of Pennsylvania senior Theodore Caputi has been selected to receive a George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate studies in Ireland.
Penn Receives Grant Supporting Tobacco-free Campus Initiatives
The University of Pennsylvania has received a $20,000 grant under the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation’s Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative. The award, timed to coincide with the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 17, recognizes the University’s ongoing efforts to create a tobacco-free campus culture.
Where Ideas Go to Work: Penn Celebrates Grand Opening of Pennovation Center
Describing it as an “unprecedented” project, an “iconic new landmark,” and Penn’s “window into our future,” University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, joined by David L.
Penn Honors Seven Alumni Including Creative Spirit Awardee Hollywood’s Jonathan Avnet
The University of Pennsylvania will honor seven distinguished alumni at the 2016 Alumni Award of Merit Gala on Friday, Oct. 28.
Penn Engineers’ Network Analysis Uncovers New Evidence of Collaboration in Shakespeare’s Plays
The question of whether William Shakespeare truly wrote every word in every scene of his plays has been circulating since the time of The Bard himself.
Penn to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for New Innovation Hub, Pennovation Center
University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann and David L. Cohen, chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, invite Penn students, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees and friends, as well as the region’s business and tech community, to a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.
Penn and Michigan Researchers Discover New Rules for Quasicrystals
Crystals are defined by their repeating, symmetrical patterns and long-range order. Unlike amorphous materials, in which atoms are randomly packed together, the atoms in a crystal are arranged in a predictable way. Quasicrystals are an exotic exception to this rule.