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In-coming Pro Vice-Chancellor, VET Ms Christine Robertson

VC announces new head of VET

Charles Darwin University has appointed a senior education leader, who has worked in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in two states, as its new head of the Faculty of VET. The Vice...

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, will give the fifth Austin Asche Oration

Gillian Triggs to give Austin Asche Oration

The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs, will give the fifth Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance early next month. The lecture is entitled: “The...

Activities for all ages will run on Open Day at Casuarina campus. Pictured: Yeni Redding paints the face of Olivia Palmer at last year’s event

Food, fun, fish and 4WD for Open Day

Casuarina campus will be buzzing with festivities and music during Charles Darwin University Open Day on Sunday, 23 August. Among the distinctly Territorian-flavoured activities on the day will be a...

Graduates of the first Prelude to the Future Apprenticeship Program

Group graduates from Shell Prelude to the Future

A group of 20 graduates has received their certificates after successfully completing the Prelude to the Future Apprenticeship Program at Charles Darwin University. The program was designed to...

Yawaki (Bush Plum) Dreaming, 2011, Jerry Jangala Patrick Lajamanu Warlpiri Drawings Collection, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Historic drawing exhibition to share Warlpiri stories

History will be made when Warlpiri men from Central Australia create a sand drawing as part of a new exhibition that brings drawings created more than six decades ago back to the Northern Territory...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks presented the CDU Travel Short Story Award to Barbara Eather

Writers win wordsmith awards

Local wordsmiths’ literary talents have been recognised at this year’s Northern Territory Literary Awards, with two writers receiving awards sponsored by Charles Darwin University. The CDU Essay...

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RESEARCH

CDU researcher Michael Brand climbs the 40-metre tower at the Litchfield SuperSite

Litchfield SuperSite to track ecosystem health

Australia’s first tropical savanna “SuperSite” has been created in the heart of Litchfield National Park to provide crucial data for understanding the global carbon cycle. Scientists will explore...

The team has secured funding to forecast the resilience of freshwater fish species in Northern Australia

Funding for NT freshwater fish research

Research aiming to forecast the resilience of freshwater fish species in Northern Australia has been funded as part of the latest round of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Linkage Projects...

The book aims to ignite interest in the methodology of “fighting fire with fire”

Book explores future of fire in the North

The potential of using bushfire as a management tool to reduce Northern Australia’s carbon footprint is the subject of a new book launched at Charles Darwin University. The book “Carbon Accounting...

Dr Schlesinger … investigating the effect of buffel grass on interactions between native fauna and flora

Grant for Alice buffel grass scientist

A Charles Darwin University researcher will continue important studies into the environmental effects of an invasive pastoral grass after winning a prestigious $56,000 science grant. Alice Springs...

Dr Benxiang Zeng … positive comments more likely in winter and spring

Online feedback of value to Alice hotels

Alice Springs academic Dr Benxiang Zeng has addressed a global tourism conference in London where he presented a paper about the role of social media in hospitality management. The Northern...

Law academic Felicity Gerry has co-authored the paper

Global policy need to reach G20 goal

A global policy and uniform laws on sexual violence are needed to help reach the G20 goal of increasing the number of women in employment, according to a new paper which examines the links between...

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Cyclist Sonia Walker gets some physical and mental endurance tips from Dr Daniel Gahreman and Dr Simon Moss

Sports scientists prep cyclists for endurance event

Experts in sports science and psychology from Charles Darwin University are helping Northern Territory cyclists achieve their best in this year’s NT Gran Fondo. Covering 120km from the Darwin...

Travis Fisher and Michael Trout at Katherine Show

Stellar year for Katherine campus cattle stud

Katherine Rural Campus’s award winning stud has had another stellar year in the cattle section at shows in Tennant Creek, Katherine and Darwin. Farm and Stud Overseer Jessica Beckhouse said the...

“Balance” by CDU visual arts student Nadine Lee

Exhibition showcases Indigenous coastal collaborations

Coastal objects collected from Australian beaches will be celebrated in a unique exhibition featuring seven Indigenous female artists. Artists from Elcho Island, Melville Island, Darwin and Tasmania...

Automotive trainer Rob Tucker

New home for speedway car

Charles Darwin University has donated its title-winning racing car to the Arunga Park Speedway Association in Alice Springs. Automotive trainer Rob Tucker said that while the vehicle had been a...

A range of advanced training technologies will be on display at the CDU stall at the Careers Expo

Study pathways to shine at careers expo

Visitors can discover a wealth of study pathways at Charles Darwin University during this year’s Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Darwin. A recreational boat and safety craft promoting courses...

From left: Hokule’a crew members Hye Jung Kim and Kaniela Lyman-Mersereau with CDU’s Dr Aue Te Ava and fellow crew members Keala Kai and Tamiko Fernelius

Hawaiian voyagers sail in to CDU

A group of voyagers sailing the world in a traditional Polynesian canoe from Hawaii has toured Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus and its Indigenous education facilities. The Hawaiian...

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STAFF

A film on research by Professor Martin Jarvis will screen at the Deckchair cinema this month

‘Written by Mrs Bach’ to premiere at Deckchair Cinema

The Australian premiere of a controversial documentary based on pioneering research by a Charles Darwin University academic that shocked the classical music world, will screen at the Deckchair...

Rob and Sue Tucker … taking their training skills to Nepal

VET trainers to boost skills in Nepal

Two long-term Charles Darwin University staffers have packed their bags for the Himalayas where they will spend their long-service leave as voluntary trainers in Nepalese mountain villages. Alice...

Cake decorator Hayley Tobin (centre) with graduates from the exploding cake class

CDU trainer on cake-walk in Big Apple

If you’re in to cake decorating, it doesn’t get much better than a “cake crawl” in New York City. So says Charles Darwin University’s Alice Springs cake baker Hayley Tobin, the only Territorian...

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STUDENTS

Law student Caitlin Marshall is back from an internship at Harvard University

Law student home from Harvard

The first Charles Darwin University law student to take part in a Harvard University scholarship intern program has sharpened her skills in immigration and refugee law. Caitlin Marshall worked in a...

PhD candidate David Ompong has won the CDU 3MT final

Exciton wins the race at 3MT comp

The story of the hare and the tortoise has helped a PhD student explain the difference between singlet versus triplet exciton diffusion in organic solar cells to take out the 2015 Charles Darwin...

Team Leader Jamie Finn (right) congratulates Anthony Garraway, Daniel Clifton, Darrell Oestreich and Mason Bland

Uni salutes Alice’s top tradies

Central Australia’s best trades’ students have been acknowledged for excellence at a prize-giving event at Alice Springs campus. Team Leader Jamie Finn said each student had performed well in their...

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