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.


December 6, 2017
An exhibition featuring thirty-seven watercolors of Koerner fellow Alexander Purves will be on view at the Henry Koerner Center through December 15. Displaying works painted...
September 20, 2017
Alan Kazdin, Sterling Professor of Psychology and Professor of Child Psychiatry, recently announced two new resources that are available for parents and professionals which...
April 7, 2017
Margaret Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics, will be honored with the Ann O’Hara Graff Award at the Catholic Theological Society of America’s...