Cima recognized by College of Arts and Sciences

The career of Prof. Joe Cima was celebrated at the Spring Recognition Reception held by the College of Arts and Sciences last month, in advance of his upcoming retirement, including remarks about Joe from our colleague Prof. Michael Taylor (pictured in the center, with Joe, left and Joe’s wife Evelyn, right).

Joe Cima graduated from Indiana State in 1955 and was inducted into the army before entering graduate school at Penn State, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1963. He spent a year at Stanford as an NSF postdoc before joining Carolina in 1964. During his nearly 50 years of service at Carolina he has also held visiting positions at various institutions and interesting places, including Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, Marseilles, Dublin and Finland. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in 1991 and was the Gaines Chair at University of Richmond in 2004.

Joe has been a very active mathematical analyst, with over 100 publications and two books, both published by the American Mathematical Society (AMS): The Backward Shift on Hardy Spaces and The Cauchy Transform. He has organized five conferences and had two other conferences held in his honor: one in Dublin and one during an annual AMS meeting. He has supervised the Ph.D. dissertations of eight students at Carolina.

As emphasized in the remarks made by Michael Taylor, “Joe arrived at UNC at a time when the Math Department was transitioning to Group One level in research, and he has long been a voice for quality in our department.” Congratulations and thank yous to Joe for an amazing career and for all he has done for Carolina Mathematics.

The same reception also recognized the many Carolina Mathematics faculty who were named inaugural Fellows of the American Mathematical Society in 2012. Continued congratulations to all for these well earned recognitions.