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.


March 20, 2018
The Henry Koerner Center is pleased to acknowledge members of its fellowship as Yale celebrates the 100-year anniversary of women at the School of Medicine. First admitted in...
March 14, 2018
Paintings of Koerner Fellow Richard Lytle will be on display at the Fred Giampetro Gallery in New Haven between March 17 and April 21, 2018. The exhibition, entitled “...
March 14, 2018
Koerner Fellow Alan Kazdin, Sterling Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry and director of the Yale Parenting Center, was honored with the Learners First Award by...