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:
- Jonathan Levin named dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Levin, former chair of the Stanford Department of Economics and a renowned expert in the field of industrial organization, will be the next dean of Stanford Graduate School of Business, effective Sept. 1. Read More »
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- Storytelling since 1891: Celebrating 125 Years of Journalism Innovation at Stanford
- May 19 - New website highlights the history of journalism on the Farm. The monthly Palo Alto, launched in October 1891, noted in its prospectus that it was likely, “the only college paper ever started simultaneously with the opening of a great university.” Read more »
- Stanford launches its first free online course in classical music appreciation
- May 19 - Designed to be of interest both to musicians and those with no prior knowledge of the form, “Defining the String Quartet: Haydn” explores the origins of the string quartet through the lens of its first great exponent, Joseph Haydn. Read more »