The School of Arts and Humanities has several centers that provide a foundation for growth both internally and throughout the community:
Furthers contemporary attempts at understanding, speaking about, interpreting and representing this difficult period in history.
Enhances communication, understanding and productive engagement with the nations and peoples of Asia by facilitating and coordinating a wide range of educational programs, advanced research projects, and community outreach activities. The Asia Center is poised to create a supportive environment for partnerships that benefit all participants.
Is a graduate research program and center for interdisciplinary study of the history and theory of museums, linking the scholarly resources of The University of Texas at Dallas to museums and their communities.
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.
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.
Supports programs and projects that address the human implications of scientific investigation and technological innovation.
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.
The Edith O’Donnell Institute is a center for innovative research and graduate education in the history of art. Research and teaching at the O’Donnell Institute focus on artworks held in Dallas-Fort Worth collections, which together open onto a history of art that ranges across geography, chronology, and medium. The O’Donnell Institute is dedicated to intellectual creativity, exchange, and collaboration in the form of lectures and symposia, exhibitions, publications, and collaborations with area institutions.