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 Chemist W.E. Moerner Wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
- Professor Moerner, Stanford’s 21st Nobel Laureate, was awarded the Nobel Prize “for having bypassed a presumed scientific limitation stipulating that an optical microscope can never yield a resolution better than 0.2 micrometers.” Read More »
- Stanford Psychology Professor Jennifer L. Eberhardt named a 2014 MacArthur genius
- Eberhardt is a social psychologist investigating the subtle, complex, largely unconscious yet deeply ingrained ways that individuals racially code and categorize people. Read More »
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- Sports talk can help students develop critical thinking skills, says Stanford scholar
- Oct 20 - Through research that blends cognitive science and the humanities, Stanford English professor Blakey Vermeule finds that an in-depth knowledge of athletics can be a tool to broaden the intellectual horizons of students. Read more »
- Stanford historian unearths origins of Mexico’s water crisis
- Oct 17 - Through a historical analysis of agrarian reform and hydraulic technology, Mikael Wolfe discovers how powerful business interests helped put Mexico’s groundwater supply on a path toward unsustainability. Read more »