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The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences has many research labs and collections that are used for faculty and student research. From examining our fossil collections to analyzing the effects of trauma, our students and professors work together to ask the tough questions and seek the answers. Our facilities allow students to practice their craft in a learning environment.

Our art gallery and performance spaces provide a place for students and visiting artists to showcase their talent. Audiences can experience an intimate and versatile black box theatre or the state-of-the-art Gussman Concert Hall with seating for 635 people.

The TU Alexandre Hogue Gallery serves as the chief focal point for the university’s engagement with the visual arts. Used year-round for the exhibition of arts, crafts, performance art and special events, the gallery offers exhibitions of historical, global and multicultural significance. It’s also the site of the annual Gussman Student Art Exhibition.

  • Anthropology

    Lab work and access to cutting edge equipment is an integral part of anthropological research conducted at TU. Our labs, run by faculty members, include microscopes and other equipment for the analyses of stone stools, ceramics and bones, as well as store a wide range of original anthropological material.

    In addition, the anthropology department houses several joint facilities and collections, not related to any specific department member. These facilities house state of the art equipment available for research and teaching. The availability of such equipment makes the TU anthropology department unique among other anthropology departments in the region. Learn more.

  • Art, Design and Art History

    The School of Art, Design and Art History features state-of-the-art labs and studio spaces in an historic building at the center of campus. Students routinely use our three digital labs to design, animate and realize their ideas, as well as a large-format printer that is available for special projects. Drawing, painting and printmaking studios allow students to explore media specific and multi-media projects. With the largest kiln in the state of Oklahoma, studios in ceramics and sculpture, and a partnership with Fab Lab Tulsa, students in the School of Art can create anything they can imagine. Learn more.

  • Psychology

    Students are encouraged to pursue research in collaboration with faculty to develop their skills and gain experience. In our state of the art laboratories and interdisciplinary institutes, psychology faculty conduct research in a wide variety of areas such as personality influences on workplace accomplishment, personality assessment, treatment and prevention of trauma and its effects, reducing the effects of occupational stress and exploring factors that can influence one’s perception of pain. From undergraduates to doctoral students, there is place for you to not only research but also publish your findings. Explore your many research opportunities. Learn more.

    • Exposure, Relaxation, & Rescripting Therapy (ERRT)
    • Institute for Biochemical and Psychological Study of Individual Differences
    • Individual Differences Lab
    • Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience (PLAN)
    • Study of the Prevention, Adjustment, and Resilience to Trauma and Adversity (SPARTA)
    • Teams, Attitudes & Climates Lab (TACL)
    • Treatment & Assessment Center for Traumatic Stress (TACTS)
    • Tulsa’s Institute for Trauma, Adversity & Injustice (TITAN)
    • The Trauma Research, Assessment, Prevention, and Treatment Center (TRAPT)
    • True Blue Neighbors Behavioral Health Clinic
  • Media Studies

    Housed in the Department of Media Studies is the TUTV Media Lab, a student-run media collaborative with a weekly studio program, podcasts and opportunities for students to create their own project ideas using media. This includes three studios: two for video production and a podcast studio. Learn more.

  • Music

    The University of Tulsa offers students the opportunity to participate in an exciting and varied season of concerts and operas, which are housed in first-rate facilities that rank with the very best in the Southwest.

  • Tyrrell Hall

    Tyrrell Hall is home to six state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms. Envisioned as a teaching laboratory, Tyrrell offers a place where faculty can experiment with technology and explore how it might enhance and extend classroom interactions both near and far. Two classrooms accommodate small seminars of 10-15 students; two classrooms are suited to classes with 18-20 students; one classroom accommodates 30 students; and the Ellen G. Adelson Auditorium will seat 108.


The Kendall College of Arts and Sciences is proud to be the home of several ground-breaking research centers and institutes like The Oklahoma Center for Humanities or the TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies. Students and professors have access to primary documents and experts in the humanities. TU also partners with The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum where scholars of every age can explore ancient artifacts and rare literature. There are also centers on campus to assist students with writing and research skills. These unique centers enhance the arts and research capabilities of the TU community.

  • The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities

    The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is a public think tank for collaboration, research synthesis, deep thinking and community engagement around the vital, distinctive kinds of knowledge, practices and questions the humanities offer. They bring in internationally acclaimed authors, artists, performers and subject matter experts to discuss significant and intriguing topics that remind the TU community of our deep connection to each other. We are all simply human. Learn more.

  • The TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies

    The TU Institute for Bob Dylan Studies

    The University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan Studies is a broadly interdisciplinary research initiative dedicated to exploring the work, influence, life, and legacy of the Nobel-winning artist and his world.  We aim, in particular, to amplify TU’s unique status as the new home of Dylan studies, to draw students and faculty into the archives, to foster world-class research, to engage with Tulsa’s rich musical culture, and to attract international recognition of the university as a leader in the arts and humanities. Learn more.

  • The Helmerich Center for American Research – Gilcrease Museum

    The Helmerich Center for American Research – Gilcrease Museum

    The Helmerich Center for American Research houses the Gilcrease Library and Archive containing more than100,000 rare books, documents, maps and unpublished works. The collection includes a vast archive of printed documents, dating back to the time of Columbus, that detail the Spanish arrival in the Americas, as well as the New England colonies, Westward expansion and the experiences of America’s native peoples. Learn more.

  • Helen N. Wallace Writing Center

    Helen N. Wallace Writing Center

    The Helen N. Wallace Writing Center offers one-on-one assistance with writing projects to all University of Tulsa students. Students may bring in assignments from any class as well as personal writing projects like résumés.

    Writing Consultants can help students at any stage of writing: formulating ideas, developing and organizing a draft, editing a near final version or anything in between. During a session, a writing consultant will help students identify weaknesses in their writing and find ways to strengthen their rhetorical choice.

    The Helen N. Wallace Writing Center is located in McFarlin Library, 3rd Floor. To make an appointment, go to utulsa.mywconline.com or call 918-631-3131. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are most welcome.

    Hours vary by semester.

  • Center for Community Research & Development

    The Center for Community Research & Development provides a link among The University of Tulsa, the Community Service Council, and other community-based organizations. CCRD aims to improve the effectiveness of community organizations by drawing upon the research skills and technical expertise of faculty and students in a wide variety of disciplines.