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 neuroscience research identifies more effective way to teach abstract math concepts
- Jul 6 - A new study shows that students who use symmetry to learn about numbers tap into critical brain circuits. The approach appears promising in improving math skills in general. Read more »
- Poor economic planning at root of Greece’s woes, Stanford economist says
- Jul 6 - Professor John B. Taylor says that Greece’s best approach to its damaged economy is to radically change its economic policy in a pro-growth direction. He suggests making it easier to start up new businesses, while holding the line on tax… Read more »