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:
- Neuroscience pioneer Marc Tessier-Lavigne named Stanford’s next president
- The Stanford trustees announced that Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University and former Stanford faculty member, will be the 11th president. He will assume the role September 1. Read More »
- Stanford professors win prestigious Swedish prizes in mathematics and astronomy
- Math Professor Yakov Eliashberg and physics Professor Roger Blandford have been awarded 2016 Crafoord Prizes from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for groundbreaking research and discoveries. Read More »
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- Economics Professor Raj Chetty: Boys Born Poor Face Higher Joblessness Than Girls
- Feb 2 - Boys born into poverty are more likely to spiral into joblessness and crime than girls, according to a study coauthored by Chetty highlighting the effects of childhood disadvantage on men. Read more »
- Filmmaker Ken Burns to be Stanford’s 2016 Commencement speaker
- Jan 29 - The documentary filmmaker, who has received dozens of major awards for his work, will speak at the university’s main ceremony in Stanford Stadium on Sunday, June 12. Read more »