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Lion shrine at Penn State Harrisburg

Barron outlines Commonwealth Campuses' importance in modern land-grant mission

Along with educational innovation, research and service, Penn State ’s 19 undergraduate Commonwealth Campuses play a vital role in making Penn State a modern land-grant university, according to University President Eric J. Barron.
Portrait of Penn State President Eric Barron in front of Old Main on April 22, 2016.

Penn State president named chair of national economic prosperity commission

Penn State President Eric J. Barron has been named chairman of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity for the Association of Public Land-grant Universities.
Map of Pennsylvania with Invent Penn State sites

Penn State blanketing the Commonwealth with entrepreneurial possibilities

With Penn State’s recent announcement of the next six communities to receive seed-grant funding through its Invent Penn State initiative, the University’s economic development effort has grown to include 13 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania.
All In

Oct. 6 marks kick-off for University’s ongoing diversity, inclusion initiative

On Oct. 6 the Penn State community will come together to kick off an ongoing University-wide initiative that brings students, faculty and staff together to show their commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment. “All In at Penn State: A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion” will begin with a public event at 7:15 p.m. in front of Old Main on the University Park campus that will be livestreamed to the campuses.
Barron at podium at Capitol

Six $50k grants awarded to campuses for entrepreneurship centers and programs

Today (June 20) in the Capitol Rotunda, Penn State announced the awarding of six additional $50,000 seed grants to jump start entrepreneurial activities across the Commonwealth and celebrate its 13 newly launched entrepreneurship programs in Pennsylvania that are expected to spur economic development, job creation and student career success.
Invent Penn State

Abington debuts maker space/innovation hub

Penn State Abington LaunchBox at the Abington Art Center intentionally blurs the boundaries between analog and digital, art and science, traditional and experimental. Computers, laser and vinyl cutters, and 3D printers live side-by-side with sewing machines, saws, and tools of all description.
Portrait of Penn State President Eric Barron in front of Old Main on April 22, 2016.

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Penn State President Eric Barron in front of Old Main on April 22, 2016.

President Barron at Town Hall

President, students discuss future of the University in town hall forum

Penn State students had a chance to talk with President Eric Barron about issues that matter to them and provide feedback about the president’s vision for the University during a 90-minute University Town Hall hosted March 16 by student government organizations at the Hintz Alumni Center. More than 100 students attended in person or online, bringing issues including affordability, access and entrepreneurship to the fore.
Penn State President Eric Barron

Forming a vision: President Barron travels the state

In the weeks leading up to his official appointment on May 12, Eric Barron and Penn State’s first lady, Molly Barron, have crisscrossed the Commonwealth, hearing from students, faculty, staff and community leaders at Penn State’s campuses. In every case, Barron said, he has been struck by the commitment to excellence in education, to student success and to the surrounding community.