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Penn State is a leader in higher education and carries out its mission of teaching, research, and service with pride and focus on the future.

Our leadership in administration, faculty, and staff make our mission come alive every day. The Board of Trustees reviews and approves the budget of the University and guides general goals, policies, and procedures from a big-picture perspective. The President’s office ensures that all aspects of the University are running smoothly and promotes overall principles that students, faculty, and staff abide by for the long term. The University Faculty Senate represents the Penn State faculty with legislative authority on all matters regarding the University's educational interests.

We strive to celebrate diversity in all aspects of our educational and operational activities. Our strategic plans are designed to result in ongoing improvements that help prepare future generations of leaders. Our budget is an integral part of our strategic process. 

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According to new research, adopted children’s genetic characteristics can influence the parenting they receive.
A $2.5 million grant from the NHLBI allows researchers from UNC Chapel Hill and Penn State to examine the genetic underpinnings of heart attack and stroke in Hispanic populations.
Researchers at Penn State have developed a model to help visualize the interconnectedness of businesses and industries over geographic space, which potentially can show supply-chain vulnerabilities to future shocks, such as pandemics or climate-change impacts.
Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors traditionally made of silicon.
Researchers use membranes that remove salt from water to help 'split' sea water into fuel
Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine now better understand the role of a protein, interleukin-21 (IL-21), in the immune system response to infections in the nervous system
A new, $3 million award will fund the development of sipIT, a technology-based intervention to encourage people to drink more fluids.
Residents of Pennsylvania can monitor the spread of COVID-19 across the commonwealth with an online dashboard created by researchers at Penn State. The dashboard, which has been available since March 12, provides a map of the state with the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases represented by county
In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Manufacturing and Sterilization for COVID-19 (MASC) Initiative was launched at Penn State in March. With more than 350 researchers contributing, the initiative is focused on designing and delivering rapidly scalable solutions and generating tangible impact, particularly within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
Erie companies have shipped more than 50,000 locally produced medical face shields to hospitals, health-care workers and first responders in three states. The shields, which were designed in part by Jason Williams, an assistant teaching professor of engineering at Penn State Behrend, are essential protective gear for medical personnel treating patients who have the COVID-19 virus.