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 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.


May 9, 2016
Twenty watercolor paintings of Daniel E. Rosner’s will be on display at the New Haven Lawn Club between May 10 and July 11. The works will be exhibited alongside photographs...
March 9, 2016
Koerner fellow Philip Sarrel is one of the medical experts interviewed in a new documentary entitled Hot Flash Havoc, airing on PBS stations across the country this month....
February 16, 2016
Joseph LaPalombara sheds light on Italian politician and constitutional specialist Antonio Maccanico in his recent review of Paulo Soddu’s biography of Maccanico. LaPalambara...