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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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A rapid “request for proposals” at Penn State University brings experts across disciplines together to address a global threat
Federal investment is crucial for encouraging basic scientific research — the bedrock for the applied research that has transformed our lives
Preschoolers may not be as good at resisting large portions of everyday foods as was previously thought, according to Penn State researchers.
Commercial mushroom farms, academic researchers and mushroom hobbyists rely on the Penn State Mushroom Spawn Lab. The Lab is especially important for Pennsylvania's $764 million mushroom industry, which leads the United States in mushroom production. The industry also supports 8,600 jobs in the state.
Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to Penn State researchers who studied fence lizards and their stress response.
The Penn State Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse will bring together experts from across Penn State to combat the opioid crisis through data-driven, evidence-based innovation.
Drinking water from wells in rural north-central Pennsylvania had low levels of pharmaceuticals, according to a study led by Penn State researchers.
The reason some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating.
Twitter data could give disaster relief teams real-time information to provide aid and save lives, thanks to a new algorithm developed by an international team of researchers.
A team of Penn State researchers has identified the mode of action of viperin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans and other mammals that is known to have antiviral effects on a wide variety of viruses, including West Nile, hepatitis C, rabies, and HIV.