Issue 13
Monday, 14 August 2017
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to find out what love secrets have to do with Open Day and how Menzies’ researchers are tackling severe ear disease.

Table of Contents

Top Stories
Professor Ruth Wallace with Gregg Hadley from the Research and Extension team at Kansas State University

Fulbright scholar brings home ideas to secure futures

A returning Fulbright scholar has likened the Northern Territory to communities in the state of Kansas in the United States, saying that with shared challenges also lay shared solutions. Northern Institute Director Professor Ruth Wallace was the first woman...


Other Top Stories

A woman spins yarn to use on her hand loom – a traditional industry that may be under threat in Bangladesh

Machines may unravel hand-made threads

The existence of the traditional hand-woven fabric industry in rural Bangladesh could be under threat from the rise of Western technology, according to a Charles Darwin University PhD student.Rajmoni Singha recently returned to the Northern Territory after...


Other Research News

In the Community
Timor-Leste Ministry of Finance scholars Augusto Sarmento and Maria Ferreira are studying a Bachelor of Information Technology at CDU. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Event to celebrate our ties with Timor-Leste

The burgeoning education, training and research partnership between Charles Darwin University and Timor-Leste will be showcased at a public event on Casuarina campus. Collaboration with government agencies and the private sector, research projects, education...


Other Community News

CDU Law lecturer Jeswynn Yogaratnam

Hybrid laws key to reducing gender violence in T-L

Tackling entrenched violence against women in Timor-Leste will require a balance between modern justice and traditional law, according to a new book. Law lecturer Jeswynn Yogaratnam contributed a chapter to the book “Gender in Human Rights and Transitional...


Other Staff News

Student Ambassadors are celebrating National Student Volunteer Week

Expo wants hands raised to help in community

Charles Darwin University Student Ambassadors are asking staff and students to raise their hands and become involved in volunteer work in the community.The students will hold a “Hands Up” Expo to celebrate National Student Volunteer Week on Wednesday, 16...


Other Students News

In Pictures
Vivienne Garrett and Penny Brown experience an interactive display
Artist Sylvia Ken with her work, titled - Seven Sisters
Paul Johnston, Nadine Lee and Matt Ward socialise during the evening
Patty Ring, CDU Art Gallery curator Joanna Barrkman and Pep Van Papenrecht celebrate the exhibition opening

Salon des Refusés exhibition opening

The CDU Art Gallery held the official opening of exhibition Salon des Refusés, showcasing artworks that were submitted but not accepted into the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards. The exhibition runs until September 30. 


Art in Focus


Puna Yanima, 2016, Acrylic on paper, 150 x 150cm, On exhibition at the Salon des Refusés 2017, Charles Darwin University Art Gallery



Salon des Refusés 2017

10 August, 2017 to 09 September, 2017

10:00am to 4:00pm

The SALON is back! Celebrating five years of the Salon des Refusés, and its second year hosted by CDU Art Gallery, this exhibition is sure to be a winner!Presented by Paul Johnstone Gallery and...

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17th Annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture

16 August, 2017

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ms Pat Anderson AO will deliver the Lecture, which commemorates the historic walk-off from Wave Hill Station by Indigenous stockmen and their families, planting the seeds for Aboriginal land rights...

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