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 emeritus 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 a variety of other 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.


August 4, 2022
The Koerner Center is delighted to announce that Koerner Fellow Meir Kryger was presented with the Nathaniel Kleitman Distinguished Service Award on June 6, 2022. The award,...
June 28, 2022
In Cosmos, Liturgy, and the Arts in the Twelfth Century, Koerner Fellow Margot E. Fassler takes readers into the rich, complex world of Hildegard of Bingen’s Scivias (meaning...
March 18, 2022
The Section of Cardiovascular Medicine recently announced the creation of a distinguished lectureship series honoring School of Medicine faculty who have exemplified a...