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Historical Marking for the School of Hospitality Management.
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Now celebrating our 80th decade, the School of Hospitality Management at Penn State is one of the nation’s longest-standing programs of its kind.

With origins integrating a range of disciplines from business to home economics, this world-class field of study offers an engaging curriculum, hands-on research, and top-tier facilities, including an on-site full-service restaurant and state-of-the-art laboratories.

Our ever-evolving scholarship examines all angles of business management within a hospitality context spanning a wide variety of settings — from large global hotel brands, restaurants and wineries, event and tourism venues,  corporate meetings and convention centers, franchises, start-ups and technology providers, and everything in between.

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Research Spotlight
Hospitality Management faculty to research COVID-19 effect on restaurants and food-service industry

Amit Sharma and research colleagues will focus on developing profit optimization, operational realignment, and consumer engagement strategies for foodservice and restaurant businesses currently facing demand, surplus labor, and price constraints. The project is supported by Huck Institutes of Life Sciences COVID-19 seed funding.