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:
- Eccles family endows directorship of Stanford’s Center for the American West
- The Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles family of Utah, which includes Hope Eccles, ’83 and Katie Eccles, ’87, JD ’90, has made a $4 million gift to the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Read More »
- 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 »
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- Stanford scholar traces cultural history of obsession with youth
- Nov 19 - With philosophy, history and literature as his guides, Stanford Professor Robert Harrison investigates how Western ideas of youthfulness have evolved from classical antiquity to the present. Read more »
- Stanford ‘tips-by-text’ program helps boost literacy in preschoolers, study finds
- Nov 17 - Researchers found that the texts, which prompted parents to engage in literacy activities with their children, had a positive impact on learning. Read more »