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Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

VC welcomes vision for the North

The Vice-Chancellor has welcomed the release of the Federal Government’s White Paper on Developing Northern Australia.  Professor Simon Maddocks said that Northern Australia’s development was...

Acclaimed opera singer Kang Wang has been accepted into the Met

Met opens door to ambitious young tenor

An acclaimed opera singer, who completed his foundation studies at Charles Darwin University, has been accepted into the prestigious Metropolitan Theatre in New York. Kang Wang said it was surreal...

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell congratulates Dr Jennifer Taylor at the graduation ceremony in Alice Springs

Alice celebrates 480 academic achievers at graduation

A creative arts student who explored the cultural, ecological and social history of Central Australia’s Ross River region has received a doctorate at Charles Darwin University’s graduation ceremony...

Wendy Ludwig, graduate Joel Liddle and Professor Simon Maddocks at the Indigenous valedictory ceremony in Alice Springs

First Indigenous valedictory in Red Centre

Charles Darwin University reaffirmed its commitment to the support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at a valedictory celebration in Alice Springs recently. Vice-Chancellor Professor...

The Darwin Symphony Orchestra is moving to the Purple Precinct

Offices on the move at Casuarina campus

New occupants will call the Purple Precinct home with the construction of the trade training facility at Casuarina campus. The shift will see occupants from various areas move to the south-western...

Professor Giselle Byrnes, the Greek Ambassador Charalampos Dafaranos and Associate Professor George Frazis

Greek Ambassador strengthens links with academia

The Greek Ambassador to Australia, Charalampos Dafaranos, says academia continues to have a vital role in advancing goodwill between the two countries, which already enjoy a rich and deep...

Jeff McMullen AM

Renowned journalist to deliver Lingiari Lecture

Against what he describes as a “critical time in Aboriginal land rights history”, renowned journalist, author and filmmaker Jeff McMullen AM will deliver the 15th annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial...

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RESEARCH

Creative workshops for people at any stage of cancer are on offer as part of a new program through CDU

Cancer and arts program seeks NT participants

Creative workshops for people at any stage of cancer are on offer as part of a new program through Charles Darwin University that aims to reduce fatigue, improve wellbeing and enhance support...

CDU lecturer Dr Brendon Hyndman recently interviewed school students about playground safety influences

Cotton wool kids have say on school playground safety

A culture of risk anxiety could be causing teachers and parents to wrap school children in cotton wool, according to a Charles Darwin University researcher. International Graduate Centre of...

An interactive tool will offer a new way to look at global croc attacks

A new way to look at global croc attacks

The first glimpse of an interactive tool that could potentially pinpoint crocodile attack hotspots and assist researchers to better understand the reasons behind attacks has been launched as part of...

A great desert skink. Image courtesy SA Museum / Dr Mark Hutchinson

Science student captures python surprise on camera

A Charles Darwin University reptile researcher got a surprise of a slithery kind while studying a rare skink near Uluru recently. Bachelor of Science student Jenna Ridley said she discovered several...

CDU Masters student Ian Hance is collecting stories and painting portraits of decorated termite mounds

Decorated termite mounds reveal Outback secrets

The quirky tradition of decorating termite mounds in the Northern Territory Outback is being documented by a Charles Darwin University Visual Arts Masters student. Ian Hance is painting portraits of...

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

PhD candidate Craig Bellamy, co-editor of the winning entry

History book guns for top prize

A book co-edited by a Charles Darwin University PhD candidate has received an award for documenting a fascinating part of Australian World War II history.  PhD candidate Craig Bellamy co-edited “...

Kambaniru weir in Sumba, NTT, was inspected by the CDU team and recommendations for its repair were proposed

Focus on critical water issues in Indonesia

Researchers from Charles Darwin University have travelled to Indonesia as part of a program aiming to provide local communities with improved irrigation infrastructure for greater food and water...

A display of beanies in the youth category at the Beanie Festival in Alice Springs

Beanie makers at quirky best

Charles Darwin University has congratulated two creative Central Australian artists on their winning entries at the record-breaking 19th annual Beanie Festival in Alice Springs. Beanie Festival...

Front: CDU professors Sandra Dunn, Marilynne Kirshbaum, and Di Brown with workshop participants

Postgrad workshop inspires future academics

Charles Darwin University health lecturers have travelled to Bali in Indonesia as part of an Australia Awards’ initiative to assist ambitious local health professionals. Professor Sandra Dunn and...

CDU Nursing Museum curator Janie Mason is writing a comprehensive history of NT nurses who served in wars

Book to honour memory of nurses who served

A Darwin-based nurse will use a federal grant aimed at honouring servicemen and women to write a book about the history of nurses serving in the Northern Territory. Charles Darwin University Nursing...

The Palmerston NTES Volunteer Unit receives a cheque for $11,476

$11,000 boost for emergency crew

Students from the School of Services Industries exceeded expectations when they netted more than $11,000 for a local community volunteer group recently. Vocational educational and training lecturer...

St Philip’s College students River Pachulicz (left) and Mitali Rawat at Year 11 Science Excellence Experience

Select students excel in science

Select high school students with a passion for science have been put to the test at a special event on Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. The 10 students from Darwin and Alice Springs...

Dr Jacqui Baker says the scholarship has helped further her academic career

Applications open for prestigious scholarship

The first academic in the Northern Territory to receive the prestigious John Monash Scholarship is encouraging fellow Territorians to apply. Dr Jacqui Baker said the scholarship she received in 2004...

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STAFF

Art Collection and Art Gallery curator Joanna Barrkman is welcoming staff and students into the gallery this month

Curator’s invitation to explore behind the scenes

The new curator of the Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery is welcoming staff and students into the gallery this month for a look at the innerworkings of the collection...

Senior Research Fellow at the Northern Institute, Gotha (Kathy) Guthadjaka is a finalist in the Elder on Country Award

NAIDOC Award finalists include CDU researchers

Two prominent Indigenous researchers at the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University have been listed as finalists in the NAIDOC 2015 Awards (Darwin).  The awards recognise Aboriginal and...

Kirsty Sword Gusmao has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia

Queen’s honour for adjunct

An adjunct with Charles Darwin University’s Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts has been honoured in the Queen's Birthday honours list. Kirsty Sword Gusmao AO has dedicated her inclusion on...

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STUDENTS

CDU design graduate Sarah Young says her determination helped her secure the award

Design graduate receives top architecture award

A design graduate with a passion for tropical architecture has won an esteemed award. Charles Darwin University Bachelor of Design graduate Sarah Young said her affinity with Darwin architecture...

Students barter with a local shop keeper to provide food and water for refugees as part of the scenario

Students provide life-saving relief

Students have provided humanitarian aid to 20,000 “refugees” as part of a simulated humanitarian disaster event at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. The event was part of a four-week...

Sebastian Padovan, Jemma Hayman, Kristy McAway, Tracey McIntosh and Damien McIntosh at the Baking NT WorldSkills final

Icing on cake for top bread maker

Darwin cake decorator Jemma Hayman has risen to the top of the class to win the Retail Baking (Bread) NT WorldSkills final at Palmerston campus. Bakery lecturer and competition coordinator David...

Nursing lecturer Robin Cross congratulates graduate Liezle Borinaga

Dream comes true for hard working nursing student

Graduate Liezle Borinaga’s dream of becoming a registered nurse has finally come true despite her thinking at times that it might be beyond reach. The high-achiever, who graduated with a Bachelor of...

Charles See Kee Leadership Scholarship recipient Rebecca Tshibangu is undertaking a Bachelor of Social Work at CDU

Inspiring student receives leadership scholarship

A student who receives inspiration from her interactions with people from Africa has received a prestigious leadership scholarship. Bachelor of Social Work student Rebecca Tshibangu was awarded this...

From left: Pre-service teacher Christine Haydon, Tenby International School administrator Dr Goh Kok Keng, pre-service teacher Laura Mau, CDU lecturer Jenny Buckworth, and pre-service teacher Lisa Simpson

Students gain teaching skills in overseas classrooms

Pre-service teachers from Charles Darwin University have experienced teaching at primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong and Malaysia. The Bachelor of Education students experienced unique...

Making the most of the space, resources and services at Palmerston campus library

‘Imagine’ brings out best in migrant writers

A Palmerston student’s emotional story about being granted an Australian visa has won a short story writing competition during National Library and Information Week recently. Palmerston campus...

Twenty engineering students have toured the Ichthys LNG Project at Bladin Point

Engineering students tour Ichthys LNG Project

Engineering students at Charles Darwin University have toured the Ichthys LNG Project’s onshore facilities at Bladin Point in Darwin. The 20 students attended the tour after participating in an...

Movie-maker Tom Sullivan … winner of the Ronny Reinhard Memorial Prize

Student wins award in honour of favourite teacher

A talented Alice Springs movie-maker says he is humbled to win an excellence award named in memory of former Charles Darwin University lecturer, the late Ronny Reinhard. Media graduate Tom Sullivan...

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