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) 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.

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.-Latin America Initiatives (CUSLAI), directed by Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero, reflects the importance of Latin America to the United States and, specifically, to the northern portion of Texas, in the context of historical mutual understanding and co-existence. In 2013 The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) expanded formally its presence and cooperation with Latin America, based on the interdisciplinary and applied approach used with Mexico through its former Center for U.S. – Mexico Studies (CUSMS). Since the creation of CUSMS in 1995, UT Dallas has expanded its presence and cooperation within Latin America in such countries as Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay. CUSLAI will consolidate existence agendas between UT Dallas and Latin America higher educational institutions to offer mechanisms of communication and learning experiences for U.S. and Latin American 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.

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