The School of Arts and Humanities has several centers that provide a foundation for growth both internally and throughout the community:
Institute for Research in Anticipatory Systems is conceived as a University-wide entity, open to faculty and other researchers, as well as PhD candidates. The rich human resources within Texas universities and from other institutions worldwide are the prerequisite for achieving the Institute’s main goal: to take a new look at significant aspects of human activity with the aim of offering proactive solutions.
The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies furthers contemporary attempts at understanding, speaking about, interpreting and representing this difficult period in history.
The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Museums (CISM) trains graduate students in the cultural politics of display and the history of museums.
UT Dallas is a member of FRAME (French Regional & American Museum Exchange), a unique grouping of museums as a consortium of 18 American and French regional museums.
The Confucius Institute increases mutual respect and cooperation specifically between the people of China and the Southwest region by promoting the study of China's language, history and culture.
The Center for Translation Studies has a broad mission: enhancing the visibility and establishing the importance of the translator as the most important mediator between cultures; supporting the scholarly analysis and creation of literary translations; establishing partnerships with writers, scholars and publishers around the world.
The Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies directed by Rodolfo Hernãndez Guerrero was created in 1995 under the leadership of Dr. Franklin Jennifer and Dr. B. Hobson Wildenthal, President and Provost of UT Dallas, respectively. The Center reflects the importance of Mexico to the United States and, specifically, to the northern portion of Texas, in the context of historical mutual understanding and co-existence of both nations. Since 1995, the Center has developed an academic bi-national agenda between UT Dallas and Mexican higher educational institutions to offer mechanisms of communication and learning experiences for Mexican and U.S. scholars, researchers and students in science, technology, management, social sciences, arts and humanities.
The Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology supports programs and projects that address the human implications of scientific investigation and technological innovation.
CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, provides space for eight artists to live, work and exhibit, and serves as a community center for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.