H&S is strength at Stanford’s core
In establishing Stanford University in 1891, Jane and Leland Stanford declared that this institution should educate “cultured and useful citizens.” In the years since its creation, the university has grown into one of the world’s premier centers of teaching and research.
Delivering a transformative education is the core mission of the School of Humanities & Sciences.
The School of Humanities and Sciences is the soul—the core—of a Stanford University education. It’s one of the primary reasons students come to Stanford.
The goal of educating cultured and useful citizens remains as relevant today as it was 120 years ago. But the definition of such an education has dramatically changed. The world has changed; Stanford students have changed; and the education provided by the School of Humanities and Sciences has risen to meet the challenge.
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- Marc Tessier-Lavigne becomes Stanford’s New President
- Stanford celebrated the beginning of a new era today by inaugurating its 11th president, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, a pioneering neuroscientist, technology executive and academic leader. Read More »
- Welcome Back, Old Chem
- After standing empty for three decades, Old Chem, one of Stanford’s historic and most beloved buildings, will reopen late this fall as the Sapp Center for Science Teaching and Learning. In recognition of the Sapp family’s generous gift, Old Chem will be renamed for Shari and Rick Sapp, ’78, and their family. Read More »
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- Psychologist Laura Carstensen elected to National Academy of Medicine
- Oct 25 - Carstensen, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, and four medical school faculty have been elected to the national academy, a national resource for independent, scientifically informed analysis. Read more »
- José David Saldívar honored with Hubbell Medal for lifetime achievement in American literary studies
- Oct 25 - The award from the American Literature Society is given every year to a scholar whose lifetime of work has significantly advanced the study of American literature. Read more »