Local newspaper reports on Ki Hang Kim 1971-74

The local newspaper Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) regularly reported on Ki-Hang Kim's activities while he served on the faculty of Pembroke State University. We present below most of these reports but we have omitted a few which tell us of dinner parties he attended and other similar events. We note that throughout this period his name appears as Keyhany Keem in the newspaper reports but the papers referred to in some of the reports were published under the name Kim Ki-Hang Butler.

  1. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 29 April 1971

    Math Teacher at PSU has Work Published

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem, a native of Korea who is an associate professor of math at Pembroke State University, is the author of a special section in a math book published this month in New York.

    Entitled "Recent Tends in Graph Theory," the publication is by the Springer Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg Co of New York.

    Dr Keem's portion of the publication deals with the Binary Relations, a concept in the graph theory of higher mathematics.

    Dr Keem's contribution to the book is the results of his doctoral dissertation written at George Washington University under the guidance of Professor Jim Bai Kim of West Virginia University and Professor Irving Katz of George Washington University.

    This publication is international in scope and is sent all over the world.

    Dr Keem is in his first year on the faculty at Pembroke State University. He received his B.S. in math from the University of Southern Mississippi. He also earned his M.S. in science there and a Master of Philosophy at George Washington University where he received his Ph.D. in math in February.

    Dr Keem came to this country in 1953 at the age of 17 following the Korean War. He was adopted by the late Lt. Col. Decatur Butler of McCall Creek. It was Lt. Col. Butler who helped educate him.

    Married to the former Myong Hwang of Korea, Dr Keem has a son, John, age 4, and a daughter, Linda, born last December.

  2. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 19 November 1971

    Math Teachers at PSU will Attend Parley

    Pembroke - Four Pembroke State University math professors are attending the American Mathematical Society meeting Saturday at Auburn University, and two of them will give talks.

    Dr Keyhany Keem will present a paper on "The Number of Partially Ordered Sets."
    ...

    Dr Keem and Dr Bass will join in a discussion on "Partial Transformation Semigroups."

  3. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 25 November 1971

    Korean Prof at PSU to Talk at Bladenboro

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem, associate professor of mathematics at Pembroke State University who was born and raised in Anjoo, North Korea, will speak on "Korean Christianity" Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Bladenboro.

    Dr Keem will speak during the evening worship service at 7:30 p.m. At the end of the service Dr Keem and his family will be honoured with a reception.

    Although raised in North Korea, Dr Keem was forced to flee after the Chinese Communist invasion in 1950.

    "I faced many hardships during the Korean conflict," he says. "I was cold and hungry most of the time and barely survived. But providence smiled on me, and I was adopted by the last Col. Decatur P Butler of the U.S. Army. He brought me to America in 1953."

    Dr Keem later returned to South Korea as an infantryman and interpreter.

    He is in his second year on the faculty of Pembroke State University. He received his B.S. in math from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. at George Washington University.

    Dr Keem is married to the former Myong Hwang of Korea. They have a small son and daughter.

  4. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 3 February 1972

    PSU Math Prof Given Honor

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem associate professor of math at Pembroke State University, has been nominated to appear in the 1972 edition of "Personalities of the South."

    This is a publication of the American Biographical Institute with headquarters in Raleigh.

    In his letter to Dr Keem, editor J T Vickers said: "You are to be commended for this honour and recognition. Personalities selected for this publication are citizens whose background, service and past achievements are worthy of note by other citizens. The volume is reviewed by businessmen, journalists, librarians, historians and biographers."

    Dr Keem was born and raised in Anjoo, North Korea, but was forced to flee after the Chinese Communist invasion in 1950.

    He is now in his second year of the faculty of Pembroke State University.

    He earned his B.S. in math from the University of Southern Mississippi and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. from George Washington University.

    Dr Keem is married to the former Myong Hwang of Korea. They have a small son and daughter.

  5. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 26 March 1972

    To make talk

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem associate professor of math at Pembroke State University, will present two papers at the American Mathematical Society meeting, Tuesday March 28, at the Baltimore Hotel in New York City. Research for these papers was sponsored by Pembroke State University. The titles of the papers will be "The Number of Partially Ordered Sets" and "The Number of Nonisomorphic Partially Ordered Sets." One of the speakers at the event will be Professor Gian-Carlo Rota of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose topic will be the "Combinatorial Theory."

  6. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 14 May 1972

    PSU Math Prof to Offer Paper on Research

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem, associate professor of mathematics at Pembroke State University, will present a paper on his research, "The Number of Partial Order Graphs," at the conference on graph theory and applications at Western Michigan University Saturday.

    The speakers and participants are leading researchers from the United States and Canada in graph theory and its applications.

    The proceedings of the conference will be published by Springer-Verlag of New York, Berlin and Heidelberg, the world's largest mathematics book publishing company.

    Dr Keem's research is supported financially by both PSU and the U.S. Army research Office.

  7. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 22 June 1972

    Math Professor at PSU Named to Honor Group

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem, associate professor of math at Pembroke State University, has been elected to membership in the New York Academy of Sciences.

    This is an organisation representing every scientific discipline in all 50 states and 94 foreign countries.

    The academy is a force for the dissemination of scientific information throughout the world. Its publications are regarded by the scientific community as a source of fresh, basic information on scientific subjects from archaeology to zoology.

    Dr Keem has completed two years on the faculty at PSU. He earned his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Southern Mississippi. He received his Ph.D. from George Washington University.

    Instrumental in helping Dr Keem gain membership to the New York Academy of Sciences were his research contributions in Graph Theory, Algebraic Semigroup Theory and Combinatorics

  8. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 10 August 1972

    Math Prof at PSU Awarded Grant to Speak in Hungary

    Pembroke - An $893 grant from the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. has been awarded to Pembroke State University mathematics professor to present a special lecture in Hungary later this month.

    Dr Keyhany Keem, a native of Korea who is an associate professor of math at PSU, will deliver his talk on "Combinatorial Properties of Binary Semigroups."

    Dr Keem will depart for Hungary August 20 and return September 2.

    He is the only professor from the United States invited to make a presentation for what is entitled the Conference on Algebraic Semigroup Theory. Site of the conference is Szeged, Hungary.

    The other four speakers include three from Russia and one from Czechoslovakia.

    Dr Keem, 36, says he is dedicating his 100-page paper to the memory of his parents, Mr and Mrs Jim-Gyong Kim of Anjoo, North Korea, and his foster father, the late Col. Decatur P Butler of the U.S. Army.

    Col. Butler adopted Keem when he was forced to flee after the Chinese Communist invasion of 1950.

    Although Dr Keem has delivered mathematics talks all over the United States since joining the faculty of Pembroke State two years ago, this is the first time he has travelled to Europe to present one. He was one of many professors to apply to the National Science Foundation for the $893 grant.

    Dr Keem was author of a special section in a math book published last year by Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg Co. of New York. It was entitled "Recent Trends in Graph Theory." He has also had a number of articles published on math.

    The PSU professor was named this year to "Personalities of the South," a publication of the American Biographical Institute with headquarters in Raleigh.

    Other lectures to be delivered at the Hungarian conference include one entitled "On Some Semigroups Which Appear in Combinatorics, " by St Schwarz of Czechoslovakia plus these three by Russians: "Identities on Semigroups" by E S Lyapin, Semigroups of Binary Relations" by B M Schein and "Dense Extensions of Semigroups" by L M Gluskin.

    Dr Keem earned his B.S. in math at the University of Southern Mississippi. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from George Washington University.

    He is married to the former Myong Hwang of Korea. They are parents of a son, John, 6, and a daughter, Linda, 1 1/2.

  9. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 29 October 1972

    20 families move here

    ['Here' seems to be Lumberton, North Carolina]
    Mr and Mrs Keyhany Keem and son seven and daughter two are from Hartford Connecticut. He is a professor of math at Penbroke State University.

  10. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 22 November 1972

    PSU Mathematics Profs to Present Special Paper

    Pembroke - Dr James R Krabill and Dr Keyhany Keem, associate professors of mathematics at Pembroke State University, will present a paper entitled "The Maximal Abelian Subsemigroup of B_n" before the American Mathematical Society meeting in Chapel Hill, Friday, 24 November.

    The paper culminates a 10 month study by the two men into problems posed by the internationally noted mathematicians Dr Boris M Schein of the Soviet Union and Dr N S Mendelsohn of Canada. Drs Krabill and Keem will further elaborate on their research in papers to be submitted for publication to the Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal and the Duke Mathematical Journal.
    ...

    Dr Keem 36, earned his B.S. degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at George Washington University. This is his third year on the Pembroke State University faculty. He previously taught at the University of Hartford and St Mary's College. Professor Keem has published extensively and presented a number of talks on his research at meetings and conferences in the United States.

    Last August Dr Keem received a National Science Foundation travel grant to Szeged, Hungary, where he addressed the Conference on Algebraic Semigroup Theory.

    Dr Keem has accepted an invitation to speak next summer in Canberra, Australia, at the Second International Conference on Group Theory.

    Dr Keem is married to the former Myong Hwang. They have a seven-year-old son, John, and a three-year-old daughter, Linda.

  11. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 27 February 1973

    Mathematics Prof at PDU Receives Grant

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem, associate professor of mathematics at Pembroke State University, has received a grant of $1,226 from the U.S. Army Research Office in Durham.

    With the grant, Dr Keem will continue work on his paper entitled "The Number of Partially Ordered Sets," which appeared in the Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B, December 1972, as part of the International Mathematical Journal.

    His paper gave a partial solution to a famous unsolved problem in combinatorial analysis. This problem has applications in networks, economics, genetics, logic, computer science and social psychology. The theory is also closely related to many branches of mathematics, including matrix theory, semigroup theory, graph theory and lattice theory.

    In accepting the grant, Dr Keem expressed his thanks for the assistance of Dr Carl M Fisher, vice chancellor of Pembroke State University, and Dr Daniel E Todd, assistant to the vice-chancellor, for their help in preparing the grant proposal.

    Dr Keem, a native of Korea, earned his B.S. degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.S. and Ph.D. from George Washington University. This is his third year on the PSU faculty.

  12. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 27 February 1973

    PSU Math Prof Offers Paper at Florida Session

    Pembroke - Dr Keyhany Keem, associate professor of mathematics at Pembroke State University, presented a paper at the fourth Southeastern Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Computing recently at Boca Raton, Florida.

    His paper was entitled, "Enumeration of finite topologies."

    Sponsoring the conference was Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton.

    The conference brought together mathematicians interested in combinatorics, graph theory, computing and their interactions.

    Other speakers included professors Jennifer Wallis of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia; Laszlo Lovasz of Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary, and Vanderbilt University and W H Mills of the Institute for Defense Analyses and Communications Research Division.

    Dr Keem, a native of Korea, earned his B.S. degree at the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.S. and Ph.D. from George Washington University. This is his third year on the PSU faculty.

  13. Robesonian (Lumberton, North Carolina) 26 June 1974

    Math Teacher is Accorded Professorship

    Recently, Dr Keyhany Keem of the Wycliffe area has been appointed to a Distinguished Watkins Professorship of Mathematics at the Alabama State University.

    He just received a research grant ($6,500.00) from the National Science Foundation to investigate the structure of subgroups of semigroups of binary relations.


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