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.


May 24, 2019
Koerner Fellow Dolores Hayden, Professor Emerita of Architecture and American Studies, released a book on May 14 entitled Exuberance (Red Hen Press). The poems are set in the...
May 24, 2019
The Koerner Center is pleased to announce that Koerner Fellow Janice Carlisle, Professor Emeritus of English, was one of two recipients to receive this year’s William Clyde...
May 23, 2019
Koerner Fellow Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Theater and Professor Emeritus of English, was honored at an interdisciplinary symposium at Northwestern...