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 scholars give voice to the Chinese workers who helped build Transcontinental Railroad
- Jun 17 - A century and a half after Chinese migrants toiled on the Transcontinental Railroad, an interdisciplinary team of Stanford professors is shedding light on a key chapter of the intertwined relationship between China and the United States. Read more »
- Scholar at Stanford debunks long-held beliefs about economic growth in ancient Greece
- Jun 11 - Using a pioneering digitization project that maps out details of life in the ancient world, classics Professor Josiah Ober links the democratic politics and surprisingly robust economy of classical Greek society. Read more »