‘New Girl’ Star Max Greenfield to Speak at Cornell

With an Emmy and a Golden Globe nomination under his belt, actor and New Yorker Max Greenfield will be coming to the University on Feb. 2 to speak about his career and Jewish identity. Greenfield is best known for his role as “Schmidt,” who played opposite actress Zooey Deschanel in the television series New Girl. According to IMDb, Greenfield’s other notable works include supporting roles in Veronica Mars and Greek. He has also held recurring roles on Gilmore Girls, Boston Public and The O.C.
In 2010, Greenfield created, produced and starred in The Gentlemen’s League, a comedy series about a fantasy football league he ran in real life, according to IMDb.

Cornell Professor Shares Personal Experience as Holocaust Survivor

A Cornell professor and Holocaust survivor shared his story of survival during World War II in a ceremony on Wednesday that commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day. The ceremony, which featured the lighting of six candles to remember the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, was hosted by Cornell Jewish Studies and the Hillel Cultural Programming Committee. Roald Hoffmann, the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Emeritus and recipient of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, recounted how his family was captured by the Nazis, went into hiding and eventually regained freedom in a period of three years. “First of all, I am here,” Hoffmann said, pointing out that it is already remarkable that he survived the Holocaust and could be present for the Cornell event. Born to a Polish Jewish family in 1937, Hoffmann described his journey from growing up in the bloodlands of Nazi-occupied Poland to becoming a Harvard graduate and a world-renowned chemist.