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 Cantor Arts Center presents solo exhibition of Jacob Lawrence’s work
- One of the largest collections of works by American artist Jacob Lawrence (1917–2000) in any museum belongs to the Cantor Arts Center, and is now on view to the public. Read More »
- Stanford’s Ants in Space study launches citizen science for students worldwide
- Want to teach high school students about science, technology, engineering and math? “Get ants,” advises Stanford biologist Deborah M. Gordon, who sent ants to the International Space Station in January 2014. Read More »
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- Stanford historian uncovers the dark roots of humanitarianism
- Apr 23 - Through a study of the history of the French colonial Congo-Océan Railway, Stanford historian JP Daughton has discovered how modern humanitarianism arose from the brutality of European colonialism. Read more »
- Oprah Winfrey delivers 2015 “Harry’s Last Lecture” at Stanford University
- Apr 21 - Oprah Winfrey shared her vision for a meaning life with the Stanford community as the Rathbun Visiting Fellow for 2015. Read more »