Arthur Hirsh

Profile Updated: August 6, 2018
Arthur Hirsh
Residing In: Vienna Austria
Spouse/Partner: Gila Perach Hirsh
Occupation: Retired, Director Emeritus, Webster University Vienna
Children: Cass, born 1970; Max Benjamin, born 1979
Yes! Attending Reunion
Post secondary school education

BA Dickinson College, 1969
MA Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, 1971
MA Binghamton University, 1974
PhD Binghamton University, 1977

What's happened since leaving Central

Married twice, 2 children
academic career: teaching and administration; Boston University, Virginia Tech, Webster University
International higher education in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, and Austria. Led field study programs in Russia, East Germany, Hungary. Lived in Vienna, Austria for 17 years. Made Aliyah to Israel in 2017.

School Story:

We used to torment our Art class teacher, Pierre Brownell. We were terrible, but it was our way of letting off steam from the academics. Otherwise, I remember the Central-Northeast football games, the Proms (both jr. and sr.), gym class, the lunchroom with the swivel seats, sneaking off campus to get a hoagie at a nearby sandwich shop, Mr. Carlysle's voice on the homeroom loudspeaker, the loud, jarring bells regulating our day telling us when class started and ended, the assemblies, the "cool" guys smoking cigarettes and bragging about getting laid, the brilliant "nerds" in the Advanced Class, the spitballs, Mr. Warsaw -- the tiny math teacher who terrorized us in the Advanced calculus class. all the really wonderful teachers.

Central's influence in my life

Now that I have made a career in education I can look back and realize the Central High teachers were some of the best in the world. They influenced me deeply which is why I became an academic. I haven't thought about them in years but they really helped shape who I am.

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Posted on: Mar 12, 2018 at 7:39 AM

Hi Darryl, I remember you from home room: Hill, Himmelreich, Hirsh. We sat one seat apart every day for four years. I hope the intervening years have been good to you. Hard to believe that we are now 70 years old. I guess it beats the alternative! Happy Birthday.

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Posted on: Feb 13, 2018 at 7:56 AM

Art, it took so much courage to leave the comforts of the US of A.! At least, from my enlisted person's experience of 1966- 1970 of the overseas lifestyle. Even Stoney, whose Dad ran Temple in Rome never made that big a move! You and Efron are in Israel! A fellow i was in Habonim with, OOgie, (Gadi) Wolfsfeld, made aliyah in about '71, and has taught ay HU forever, including undercover activities . He came to teach now and then at State and MIT, but you can probably run into him at Univ Professors' meetings! Say high from me.

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Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 at 1:42 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. YOM HULEDET SAMAYACH

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Posted on: Feb 12, 2017 at 10:33 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Art. Enjoy semiretirement. Stay engaged, and safe.

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