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.
2016 President’s Engagement Prize Winners Announced at Penn
Seniors Vaishak Kumar, Melanie Mariano and Kriya Patel have been named recipients of the 2016 President’s Engagement Prizes at the University of Pennsylvania. The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Penn Appoints Elaine Papas Varas as University Director of Financial Aid
The University of Pennsylvania has named Elaine Papas Varas as the University director of financial aid. Her appointment will be effective March 28, 2016, and is the result of a nationwide search. The announcement was made today by Michelle H.
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Penn Receives WorldatWork Work-life 2016 Seal of Distinction
The University of Pennsylvania has earned the WorldatWork Work-Life Seal of Distinction for 2016.
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MaryFrances McCourt Named Penn Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
MaryFrances McCourt has been named Vice President for Finance and Treasurer at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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