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 Math Professor Maryam Mirzakhani wins Fields Medal
- Mirzakhani, 37, is the first woman ever to win the “Nobel Prize” of mathematics and only the second Stanford recipient since Paul Cohen won in 1966. Read More »
- Stanford’s art explosion in heart of Silicon Valley
- The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the university’s big creative investment as funding for the arts is cut elsewhere nationwide. Read More »
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- Stanford scholar sees failure as key element of success for famous American authors
- Aug 19 - English professor Gavin Jones finds that acclaimed 19th century authors solidified their place in the literary canon by embracing the imperfection of the human condition. Read more »
- Stanford’s 2014 Three Books program embraces theme of ‘science and scientists’
- Aug 15 - Persis Drell is the first scientist to choose the summer reading list for incoming freshmen and transfers. The books’ diversity of styles and approaches to science were picked to appeal to students’ wide interests. Read more »