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Professor Emeritus Frank S. Cater Establishes Library Endowment

Date: 07/01/2008

Professor Emeritus Frank S. Cater has generously established a Portland State University Library endowment to purchase journals and mathematics materials for the Library collection. Dr. Cater is the first retired Portland State professor to establish a Library collection endowment to support the programs in the department to which he dedicated his career. A growing investment, the Frank S. Cater Endowment will be a living legacy that will enrich the work of future mathematics students and faculty in perpetuity.

Dr. Cater has a lifelong commitment to mathematics research, in which he is still an active and prolific contributor of articles to important academic journals. Throughout his academic career, he has regularly contributed important research to the Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, Real Analysis Exchange, International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Science, American Mathematics Monthly, and the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. He also is an accomplished artist.

After earning a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Professor Cater held his academic post with the Portland State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics from 1965 until he retired and was awarded the Emeritus title in 1992. Since then, he has continued to be an active scholar and a generous contributor to the University, including sponsoring student awards and supporting the Library’s Adopt-A-Journal Program.

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