Digging Deeper a Blog by Dr. Eric Barron President of Penn State University
The Rise of Empathy

The Rise of Empathy

This blog might appear to be something appropriate for the holidays, but in fact, the timing is entirely accidental. Rather, the idea was generated from multiple opportunities to participate in discussions with students, and the ability to pause, step...

The Value of Researcher-Writer Collaboration

The Value of Researcher-Writer Collaboration

This week, President Barron invited Lawrence Lokman, vice president for Strategic Communications, to share his thoughts on the value of researcher-writer collaboration in helping to turn research findings into actionable information for communities. Today,...

Bio

Eric J. Barron, Penn State’s 18th president is a geologist at heart and a scientist who has studied the earth and its processes. In office since May 2014, he’s a rock solid leader for our ever-evolving great public research University. From day one, he has rolled up his sleeves to dig in deeper to the issues impacting Penn State

Fragments

A few bits of information you may not have known about President Barron:

Favorite Berkey Creamery flavor: Alumni Swirl

Best birthday present at age 9: A kit to test the hardness of rocks

Favorite sport to play: Racquetball

Athletics Master Plan

Tackling the Athletics Master Plan

Taking the Mystery Out of Admissions

Taking the Mystery Out of Admissions

Engaged Scholarship

Engaged Scholarship
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