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.
In the Spotlight:
- Stanford scholar Adam Johnson wins Pulitzer Prize in fiction
- Adam Johnson, an associate professor of English at Stanford, has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Orphan Master’s Son, his novel set in North Korea. Read More »
- Fellowship Recognizes Young Scientist for Accelerator Physics Research
- Ken Soong, a graduate student in Stanford University’s Department of Applied Physics who is conducting thesis work at SLAC, has received the second Robert H. Siemann Graduate Fellowship in Physics. Read More »
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- Stanford visiting artist Robert Henke to perform a ‘musical machine’
- May 21 - Robert Henke, Stanford’s 2013 Mohr Visiting Artist, will perform a computer-driven musical performance Thursday and Friday at the Bing Concert Hall Studio. The piece comprises sounds Henke recorded at and around Stanford. Read more »
- Stanford humanities scholars harness the power of crowdsourcing
- May 21 - In a process known as crowdsourcing, researchers at Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis are incorporating the knowledge and resources of the public into three digital humanities research projects. Read more »