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’s Online Learning Initiative Launches New Robotics Specialization
Beginning in January, the University of Pennsylvania will roll out a new robotics specialization, an online five-course sequence, via the University’s Online Learning Initiative on the Coursera platform.
Penn Undergraduate Is a Nationally-ranked Speed Skater
By Claire Daly For Benjamin Oh, there wasn’t a single moment when he realized that speed skating was something he wanted to pursue seriously. But, as he started improving, he loved the adrenaline rush that came with achieving faster and faster speeds.
Perry World House: Building a New Hub for Penn’s Growing International Activities
Slated to open in the spring, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House will be a hub for Penn’s growing international activities, anchoring its global resources on an interdisciplinary campus while creating cutting-edge strategic partnerships abroad.
Penn Panel Reflects on the 2005 Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Marking the 10-year anniversary of the largest of three grand jury reports, a panel hosted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society reflected on the “Ramifications of the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Archdiocese: Lessons Learned and Lesson
Penn Announces 2015 Alumni Award of Merit Gala Honorees
The University of Pennsylvania will honor seven alumni at the 81st annual Alumni Award of Merit Gala hosted by David L. Cohen, chairman of Penn’s Board of Trustees; Penn President Amy Gutmann; and Penn Alumni President Julie Platt on Friday, Nov. 6.
Penn Undergraduate Takes Time Out to Hike the Appalachian Trail
By Claire Daly Harry Glicklich first set foot on the Appalachian Trail at summer camp almost 10 years ago. Although he only hiked a small section, the trip has been in the back of his mind ever since.
Penn Business Services Announces Inaugural Green Purchasing Awards
The University of Pennsylvania’s inaugural Green Purchasing Awards presented by Penn’s Purchasing Services and Green Campus Partnership were announced at the annual Purchasing Services Supplier Show, Sept. 30.
Penn Panel on 10-year Anniversary of Grand Jury Report on Child Sex Abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese
WHO: The University of Pennsylvania’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society will host a panel discussion featuring: Lynne Abraham, former district attorney of Philadelphia
Penn Hosts 2015 Silfen Forum in China Celebrating Global Engagement
On Thursday, Sept. 10, Penn President Amy Gutmann hosted the David and Lyn Silfen University Forum in Beijing, convening a panel of renowned figures in conversation on the roles of China and the United States in the world.