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’s Cantor Arts Center acquires an early Edward Hopper painting
- The Cantor Arts Center has announced the major new acquisition of a painting by Edward Hopper, “New York Corner (Corner Saloon),” 1913. Read More »
- Stanford chemist explains excitement of chemistry to students, the public
- Carolyn Bertozzi, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor, sees chemicals as having personalities that in turn determine how they behave. Read More »
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- Stanford philosopher strengthens Kant’s connection to natural science and Newton
- Aug 25 - Research by philosophy Professor Michael Friedman reveals how a lesser-known Kantian text serves as an important bridge between Kant’s concepts of metaphysics and natural science, as well as between defining periods in Kant’s development. Read more »
- Stanford historian says falsified medieval history helped create feminism
- Aug 24 - Through research into the first historians of medieval Europe, Professor Paula Findlen discovers that an interest in women’s history began much earlier than is assumed. Read more »