The Henry Koerner Center for Emeritus Faculty

The Henry Koerner Center is a remarkable, perhaps unique, part of Yale University, designed for the benefit of emeriti faculty, who if they wish may become Koerner fellows. Both a physical facility and a series of programs, the center was made possible by a generous gift from Lisbet Rausing and Joseph Koerner ’80, who thereby honored Joseph’s father, the artist Henry Koerner. The center opened in 2003 and has been a huge success, the envy of other universities.

Intellectually the center offers a rich and vibrant series of lectures, seminars, and autobiographical talks. It also programs special events and offers group visits to theaters, art galleries, museums, and artistic events, in New York and locally. Many of the intellectual events are generated by the fellows themselves, which gives the center an air of spontaneity. An atmosphere of loyal friendship prevails, and interdisciplinarity, usually so hard to achieve, is a living experience.

News

January 24, 2017
Gary L. Haller, Henry Prentiss Becton Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and director of the Henry Koerner Center at Yale, received the 2016 NACS Award...
January 18, 2017
Koerner fellow Wendell Bell, professor emeritus of sociology, helped Peter Galison and Robb Moss with the creation of Containment, a film which addresses radioactive waste...
September 23, 2016
An exhibition featuring art work of Koerner fellow David Pease will be on view at the Henry Koerner Center from October 5 through December 9. The exhibition, titled David...