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Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

CDU removes uncertainty about 2014 fees

Students who enrol and begin studying at Charles Darwin University in 2014 will avoid the uncertainty surrounding funding changes foreshadowed by the Australian Government. Vice-Chancellor Professor...

Professor Charlie Fairfield will deliver the first CDU professorial lecture for 2014

Lecture to tap into water systems

Territorians are invited to quench their thirst for knowledge and explore the hidden underground infrastructure that provides everyday access to a supply of safe drinking water during the first...

 Dr Steven Farram’s book reveals there is more to most plaques than meets the eye

Commemorative plaques reveal history

Some of the Northern Territory’s most significant and tumultuous events are the focus of a new book to be launched by a history academic as part of Charles Darwin University’s 25th Anniversary...

Felicity Gerry QC is speaking at the Northern Territory Bar Association Conference, co-hosted with CDU School of Law

Law conference puts spotlight on human trafficking

Defence lawyers could play leading roles in identifying human trafficking victims and freeing them from their oppressors. Charles Darwin University Law lecturer Felicity Gerry QC said defence...

Director Central Australia Paul Fitzsimons (left) congratulates mace bearer and PhD recipient Dr Don Zoellner

Rare PhD conferred at Alice graduation

Charles Darwin University celebrated a rare academic achievement in Alice Springs when long-time Territory educator Don Zoellner collected his doctoral testamur at the annual graduation ceremony...

Professor Sharon Bell said the paper emphasised the importance of a research evidence base in defining, evaluating and securing development opportunities in the North

CDU collaborates on pathways for Northern development

The importance of research to inform decision-making has been highlighted by leading academics from Charles Darwin University who participated in the Northern Development Summit in Townsville. ...

Emma Kettle with RedR Australia electrical engineer John Simpson in front of a section of Za’atari refugee camp

Mastering disaster management – from anywhere in the world

A humanitarian aid worker who took her first volunteer placement in Tunisia as an 18-year-old in the 1980s said that education was key to the recovery and rebuilding of countries facing a...

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RESEARCH

Shane Penny has found there are more species of giant clam in Northern waters than was previously thought

New species of giant clam discovered

Research surveying the Northern Territory’s coastline for a threatened giant clam has uncovered a previously unknown species. Charles Darwin University’s Shane Penny was working on his PhD when he...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Professor Stephen Garnett at the book launch

Book urges action to save Australian bird species

Australians must prepare now if we are to save all our birds as the climate changes. That is the message that emerges from a new book edited by Charles Darwin University researchers Professor...

PhD candidate Peter Novak is concerned giant freshwater prawn populations in Northern Australia, known as Cherabin, are declining

Wet season flows crucial to Cherabin survival

Wet season flows are essential to the survival of prized freshwater prawn populations in Northern Australia, a Charles Darwin University researcher has discovered. With little known about the...

Population and tourism researcher Dr Andrew Taylor says sections of the long grasser community are tourists under any definition of the word

Tourism potential in long grass community

A Charles Darwin University researcher says labelling part of the Indigenous “long grasser” community as tourists could change negative public views about this group. Population and tourism...

Dr Kim Hare's research aims to improve respiratory health for Indigenous children

Pioneering research hopes to improve Indigenous lung health

The first ever detailed study of the bacteriology of bronchiectasis in Indigenous children has been undertaken to better understand and prevent the disease progression. The study by Dr Kim Hare...

Exercise and Sport Science Associate Professor Ian Heazlewood has spoken at a world soccer conference in the United States

Goals set at world soccer conference

A Charles Darwin University academic has advised soccer game organisers from around the world on how to increase participation numbers. Exercise and Sport Science Associate Professor Ian Heazlewood...

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

MOOC host Dr Stephen Reynolds explains the wonders of natural selection

Evolution course makes online adaptation

An award-winning open online course created by Charles Darwin University has launched on iTunes. Anyone interested in naturalist Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, his legacy, and Tropical...

The Still Belting Out! senior citizens’ choir has an appetite for contemporary music

Senior citizens’ choir strikes note in community

Lady Gaga, move over! A new seniors’ choir at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus has an appetite for contemporary music. CDU Vocal Studies lecturer and choir conductor Paolo Fabris said...

CDU Pharmacy lecturer Hana Morrissey holds the mascot for mental health first aid, ALGEE the koala

Seminar to breakdown stigma of mental illness

It’s an alarming statistic and one that is rarely talked about, but the truth is that more people suffer from mental health problems than heart disease in Australia each year. A public seminar...

The ACIKE Academic Essay Writing Resource aims to assist Indigenous students. From left: ACIKE Staff Development Officer Lesley MacGibbon and Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership Professor Steven Larkin

Handbook unpacks essay writing craft for Indigenous students

A new handbook on the art of academic essay writing will assist Indigenous students studying at Charles Darwin University. The Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), on...

Territory FM Manager Jih Seymour says the new transmitter is enhancing the station’s reception quality in the Darwin region

New transmitter makes good vibrations on Territory FM

Community radio station 104.1 Territory FM is bringing superior sound to the wider Darwin region with its newly installed transmitter. The new Elenos TX transmitter has enhanced the quality of...

Visual Arts lecturer Sarah Pirrie prepares to decorate a public bus stop as part of the Darwin Festival

Jakarta Visual Arts exchange leads to collaborative work for Darwin Festival

A two-week residency in Jakarta has deepened relationships between Charles Darwin University’s Visual Arts faculty and the renowned Jakarta artists’ collective, Ruangrupa. VET Course Coordinator and...

Vibrant prints made by Warlayirti artists from Western Australia are welcome additions to the CDU Art Collection

Vibrant prints make mark on art collection

Eighteen limited edition prints made by senior North Australian artists are the latest additions to the CDU Art Collection. The vibrant prints were gifted by the Warlayirti artists, from the Western...

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STAFF

PhD candidate John Dahlsen receives a prestigious Churchill Fellowship

Fellowship recipient raises bar on environmental art

A Churchill Fellowship recipient from Charles Darwin University will use the prestigious award to further his work in environmental art. PhD candidate John Dahlsen was one of 106 applicants from...

Veteran educator Lorraine Connell looks back on her 40-year career in the Northern Territory

Educator ends decades working in NT

A veteran educator has ended her successful career after working in the Northern Territory for almost 40 years. Charles Darwin University Arts Education and Childcare lecturer Lorraine Connell has...

Dame Jane Goodall gives dingo research a pat on the back. Photographer: Phil Hines

Jane Goodall opens heart to dingo research

Renowned primatologist Dame Jane Goodall has embraced environmental research about dingoes conducted by a Charles Darwin University research fellow. CDU School of Environment research fellow Dr...

Peta Bartley … “Opportunity of a lifetime”

Singing teacher soaks up opera lessons with maestros

A singing teacher with Charles Darwin University’s Centre for Youth and Community Music has soaked up the cultural riches of Italian opera at an exclusive summer school in picturesque Verona....

Dr Chris O'Brien has been awarded the Australian National University's School of History John Molony Award

Prestigious award for northern climate research

Research detailing the history of Northern Australia’s climate, which suggests Indigenous seasons are a better fit to weather history than the Western idea of seasons has won a highly prestigious...

Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Giselle Byrnes speaks on reconciliation

Global conference wrestles with reconciliation

The importance of political reconciliation in Australia and New Zealand between governments and Indigenous people has been discussed by a distinguished Charles Darwin University historian at an...

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STUDENTS

Environmental Science student Michelle Mackie is excited to be taking part in the field intensive in West Timor

Students help improve livelihoods of Indonesian neighbours

A group of Charles Darwin University students is in West Timor in a bid to improve a village’s involvement in agricultural development. Seven students are taking part in the East Indonesian Field...

Paintings by Visual Arts (Hons) student Serge Ah-Wong have featured at the Hatched National Graduate Show in Perth

NT student named top art grad

A Charles Darwin University honours student has been named one of Australia’s top visual arts graduates. Paintings by Visual Arts (Hons) student Serge Ah-Wong recently featured in the Hatched...

Year Nine students donate possum houses to local environment groups. From left: Rosebery Middle School Year Nine students, Darrien Niehsner, Riley Tucker, Bailey Little, Quinn Laughton

Woodworkers create possum magic

Top End possums have new places to call home thanks to school students who built the houses at an event at Charles Darwin University. Year Nine students from Rosebery Middle School donated six...

Indigenous youth leader Joelene Puntoriero donates educational materials to an orphanage near the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea

Student embraces call of the wild on Kokoda

An Indigenous youth leader’s journey of self-discovery on the Kokoda Track has strengthened her passion for the environment. Darwin-based Arrernte woman Joelene Puntoriero said mental endurance was...

Director of Professional Experience Jenny Buckworth says the grant will help fund student teacher placements overseas

NT student teachers to experience Malaysian classrooms

Northern Territory student teachers will experience teaching in Malaysian classrooms with assistance from a Commonwealth Government grant. Ten Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Education...

St Philip’s College students Georgia Doyle and Jayce Brown get excited about science at CDU’s Year 11 Science Experience in Darwin

Students experience the science of life

Some of the brightest young minds in the Northern Territory have been nurtured at Charles Darwin University’s Year 11 Science Experience. Science talks were presented to 10 select school students...

Trade fair at CDU a snapping success. Pictured: Crocodylus Park crocodile handler David Wemmen

Sales made snappy at croc trade fair

A trade fair at Charles Darwin University has provided a unique Territory experience for visitors. Members of the public were invited to pat a baby crocodile and purchase crocodile products at the...

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan congratulates scholarship recipient Sarah Ryan

Alice students collect $13,000 in scholarships

Charles Darwin University has awarded more than $13,000 in scholarships to six outstanding students in Alice Springs. The scholarships for outstanding achievement were presented at the annual prize-...

Ronny Reinhard Memorial Prize winner Chris Fitzpatrick

Alice student poised for bright future in media industry

A high-achieving multi-media student has won this year’s Ronny Reinhard Memorial Prize for Creative Arts at Charles Darwin University. Chris Fitzpatrick, a Certificate IV in Interactive Digital...

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