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Ed Pavey, director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, poses with a group of high-ranking police officials from the Republic of Armenia. The officers recently visited the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center to learn more about training and community policing techniques and how they can be applied in their nation.

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Armenian officials visit Kansas to learn from KU training center

Several high-ranking police officials from the Republic of Armenia recently paid a visit to the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson. Staff of the center, a unit of Continuing Education, and area law enforcement officers demonstrated various training and community policing techniques. The officials are spending time in Kansas as part of the National Guard Bureau’s State Partnership Program. Kansas had previously partnered with Ukraine before beginning work with Armenia in 2003.

"Community policing is a philosophy — in simple terms it’s police working with the community to solve and address problems," Ed Pavey, director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, told the Hutchinson News. "They want to see if our strategies will fit there."

International Programs seeking director from among KU faculty

International Programs is seeking a director of faculty programs from among tenured or tenure-track faculty members. The position is a half-time appointment in International Programs to be paired with a half-time appointment in an academic unit.

The director of faculty programs engages faculty in projects and programs that deepen KU’s international profile in teaching and research. The director interacts with faculty, students, administration and staff and overseas colleagues to develop and maintain a range of campus internationalization initiatives. The position is supported by the outreach staff of International Programs.

For a complete job description, including application requirements, contact Lisa Weeks at 864-4183 or Lisa.Weeks@ku.edu.

Retirement luncheon planned for May 26

The annual retirement recognition for faculty and unclassified staff is scheduled for noon May 26 in the Kansas Union ballroom. Faculty and unclassified staff who have retired since July 1, 2010, and those who plan to retire before June 30, 2011, will be honored at the luncheon. For more information, contact Debra Bia at 864-4168.

Strategic action plan town hall meetings scheduled

Two additional town hall style meetings have been scheduled in the ongoing strategic action plan formation.

The first will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. April 6 in Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union. It will focus on work group reports from the Energizing the Educational Environment and Elevating Doctoral Education committees.

The second will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Summerfield Room, Alumni Center. It’s focus will be work group reports from the Driving Discovery and Innovation and Engaging Scholarship for Public Impact committees.

Long-term care insurance seminars scheduled

The KU Teachers and Employees Association is sponsoring seminars by experts to help individuals learn more about long-term care insurance. The insurance, which differs from disability insurance, covers the cost of care if an individual requires medical or personal assistance over an extended period of time, whether it is assistance to stay in the home or to receive care in an assisted living facility or nursing home. Four sessions, with lunch provided, are scheduled:

April 6

11 a.m. to noon or 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Mallott Room, Kansas Union

April 7

11 a.m. to noon or 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. McCook Room, Burge Union

To make a reservation, RSVP by April 4 by calling Legacy Services at 800-230 3398, ext. 101. Individual consultation will also be available between 9 and 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. on both days. RSVP to the same phone number to schedule an individual appointment.

Honor society to benefit Children’s Miracle Network with bowling event

Delta Epsilon Iota, a career-focused honor society, is hosting a charity bowling event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network through KU Pediatrics from 4 to 6 p.m. April 3 in the Kansas Union’s Jaybowl. The event is open to KU students, faculty and staff, as well as the public.

The registration deadline is noon April 1. Teams of up to four participants can register online at KUCareerHawk.com/bowling. The registration fee is $20 per team. Fees are accepted as cash or check at the University Career Center, 110 Burge Union. Participants will receive free pizza, and prizes will be awarded.

Children's Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization committed to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals. The organization has more than 170 associated hospitals nationwide and seeks to generate funds and awareness for the health care of young people.

Mathematics conference honors KU professor

The International Conference on Malliavin Calculus and Stochastic Analysis, held in honor of David Nualart, professor of mathematics, was March 19-21 in Lawrence. The conference, hosted by the mathematics department, was organized by Jin Feng, associate professor of mathematics at KU; Yaozhong Hu, professor of mathematics at KU; and Frederi Viens, professor of statistics and mathematics and director of the computational finance program at Purdue University.

Additionally, a banquet was held in conjunction with Nualart’s 60th birthday. Nualart has been at KU since 2005. He is among the world’s most prolific authors in probability theory. His book “Malliavin Calculus and Related Topics” serves as an ultimate reference on the topic. He is a member of Spain’s Royal Academy of Exact Physical and Natural Sciences, was invited to speak at the 2006 International Congress of Mathematicians and has served as an editor for most of the main journals in probability theory.

The conference was sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Mathematics and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at KU, the Department of Mathematics and Department of Statistics at Purdue University, the French National Agency for Research and European university research grants.

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