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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.

CLGBTQE recognizes efforts of six Penn Staters to build an inclusive community

In recognition of student, faculty and staff efforts to build an inclusive community at Penn State, the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity (CLGBTQE) has announced the recipients of the 2017 CLGBTQE Outstanding Service, Academic Achievement, and Emerging Leader awards.
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University reaffirms support and protections for transgender Penn Staters

In light of the recent change in federal policy on the rights of transgender students to use facilities corresponding with their gender identity, Penn State reaffirmed its commitment to nondiscrimination today (March 1). The University’s long-standing policies protecting the rights of individuals and prohibiting gender-based discrimination have not changed.
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.
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.
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.