The School of Arts and Humanities has several centers that provide a foundation for growth both internally and throughout the community:

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)

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.

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

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.

Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology

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.

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