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CDU has moved up on the list of the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old

CDU moves up ranking list

Charles Darwin University has advanced on the list of the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old – featuring for the fourth consecutive year. The prestigious Times Higher...

Professor Wayne Cristaudo will present CDU’s first Professorial Lecture for 2015

Philosopher to share ideas on our geopolitical position

A political philosopher will ask people to consider the global geopolitical situation 101 years after the outbreak of World War I when he presents Charles Darwin University’s first Professorial...

Several graduation ceremonies will be held this month

Graduates to celebrate this month

Years of hard work will be recognised this month when hundreds of graduands don official academic dress to attend one of several Charles Darwin University graduation ceremonies. High-profile...

CDU’s Head of Greek Studies Associate Professor George Frazis says he lives for Greek studies

Greek studies guru in new position at CDU

Charles Darwin University’s new head of Greek Studies says he will focus on strengthening postgraduate programs and community engagement in his newly created position. Head of Greek Studies...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks presents filmmaker Ishmael Marika with the CDU Arts Award at the NT Young Achiever Award ceremony

Yirrkala filmmaker wins CDU Arts Award

A talented digital art and film creator has won this year’s Charles Darwin University Arts Award at the NT Young Achiever Awards. Northeast Arnhem Land Yolngu man, Ishmael Marika has produced three...

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RESEARCH

Research by Dr Kerstin Zander has estimated the costs of heat stress

Heat stress costs Australia ‘$6.9 billion a year’

The impact of heat stress on productivity in the workplace throughout Australia is costing the economy billions of dollars each year, with research suggesting office workers are also affected. The...

Northern Institute Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Taylor says the research aims to help shift negative perceptions of seniors

Report addresses expected rapid growth in NT seniors

Researchers have explored impacts from anticipated rapid growth in the number of seniors living in the Northern Territory. Northern Institute researchers at Charles Darwin University have completed...

CDU lecturer in sociology Dr Stephen Kerry is hoping to speak to people identifying as transgender

Research to shed light on NT transgender wellbeing

The health and wellbeing of transgender Northern Territorians is the focus of a research project by a Charles Darwin University social researcher, and people identifying as transgender are...

PhD candidate Craig Bellamy says the war efforts of Field Unit 6 are still widely unknown

Historian uncovers NT’s secret war legacy

A military historian is calling for the public to honour the legacy of a secret intelligence unit that operated in the Northern Territory during World War II. Charles Darwin University PhD candidate...

Dr Martin Boland said that having the equipment based in Northern Australia would allow local investigation of natural medicines in a culturally appropriate manner

Grant to help build knowledge in North

Charles Darwin University will soon have access to a new teaching and research instrument that could potentially assist in the design of new pharmaceuticals. CDU, in collaboration with James Cook...

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

The Opera Gala will be held at the Darwin Waterfront later this month

Musical talent to celebrate opera at the Waterfront

Nationally acclaimed vocal talent will perform some of the world’s most adored opera classics in an upcoming public performance by the Darwin Symphony Orchestra. The Opera Gala event will be held...

Indonesian stakeholders have attended the recent symposium in Darwin. Pictured with CDU researcher Rohan Fisher (right)

Small-scale mining symposium comes to Darwin

An international symposium hosted by Charles Darwin University has explored the effects of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) in eastern Indonesia. Indonesian Government, non-government and...

Researcher and author Professor Martin Jarvis is based at Charles Darwin University

‘Written by Mrs Bach’ wins gold in USA

A globally significant documentary based on pioneering research by a Charles Darwin University academic has won gold at an international film festival in the United States. The film, entitled “...

Professor Thad Kousser has delivered a lecture on American politics during Fulbright Northern Territory Day

Fulbright lecture explores American politics

A distinguished American politics expert has delivered a public lecture at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus as part of Fulbright Northern Territory Day. Fulbright Distinguished Chair in...

Communication studies lecturers Jennifer Pinkerton and Dr Gemma Blackwood say the next event will be held in June

Storytellers spin Territory yarns

Territorians have been spinning yarns at Darwin’s first regular public storytelling event. Charles Darwin University communication studies lecturers Dr Gemma Blackwood and Jennifer Pinkerton are co-...

Jonas von Essen tests his memory skills under pressure

World Memory Champion takes plunge with croc

The World Memory Champion has put his memory to the test taking to the Cage of Death at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin to showcase the extreme memory skills that have made him world famous. Charles...

Henbury School VET coordinator Sarah Corey (left) and Good Shepherd Lutheran College VET liaison officer Julia Petersen at CDU Career Advisers' Day

Event showcases career pathways at CDU

Staff who provide career advice to high school students across the Northern Territory have discovered first-hand about the latest developments at Charles Darwin University, including its VET and...

The new co-patron of Menzies’ Centre for Child Development and Education, Dr Marion Scrymgour, with the centre's director, Professor Gary Robinson

Menzies appoints new co-patron

The Menzies School of Health Research Centre for Child Development and Education (CCDE) has a new co-patron. She is Dr Marion Scrymgour, CEO of Wurli-Wulinjang Aboriginal health service and chair of...

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STAFF

Hayden Welsh inspects the automotive workshop at CDU’s Alice Springs campus

Hayden’s gear change from fast lane to student workshop

New trades lecturer Hayden Welsh knows a thing or two about horsepower, both in terms of engine grunt and that found in the stables at a race track. But despite his passion for thoroughbred racing,...

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STUDENTS

PhD candidate Mike Miloshis helps to build a tower in South Carolina, United States, to measure the changes in forest microclimate due to saltwater intrusion

Student in US to gain knowledge on sea-level rise

Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Mike Miloshis is in the United States on a 10-week study tour to work with world-renown experts on issues relating to sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion....

CDU visual arts Honours student Tamara Howie’s artwork has been accepted into a national art graduate exhibition

Art installation oozes national success

A visual arts Honours student’s installation, inspired by human and plant interactions, has been selected to feature in a national art graduate exhibition in May. The Charles Darwin University...

RIEL PhD candidate Veronica Toral-Granda has moved to Darwin from the Galapagos Islands

Research to tackle threats to Galapagos archipelago

A Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods PhD candidate has arrived in Darwin from the Galapagos Islands to continue her studies on the relationship between humans and alien species...

Professor Friso De Boer says the new server will provide flexible learning opportunities for students

IT advances enhance student learning

Advanced computer technology has been applied to engineering and information technology courses at Charles Darwin University to enhance students’ learning experiences. The newly introduced software...

The latest group of Growing Our Own students at Wurrumiyanga

Community shows support for student teachers

The Wurrumiyanga community on Bathurst Island has shown its support for eight Charles Darwin University students who have set their sights on becoming home-grown school teachers on the Tiwis. School...

Studio 2 vocalist Jenaya Allen … best song for “My Baby”

Music students richer for experience

Music student Jenaya Allen promises to be better prepared next year when she tries out for the Battle of the School Bands talent competition. Jenaya and Studio 2 band members Chloe Daniels and...

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

School of Health Lecturer Ann Bolton with Diploma of Nursing students Shirley Nowland and Kim Presnell

Dancing queen hip-hops back to nursing

Tennant Creek’s Shirley Nowland has done a pirouette in life by returning to the nursing profession after 26 years as a dance teacher. Mrs Nowland worked as an enrolled nurse for about 10 years...

Shifting cattle … Muhammad Ali Rahman from Padjadjaran University and Whitney Dollemore from DPI&F

Indonesian students set foot on cattle country

Twenty animal science students from universities in Indonesia have begun work on pastoral properties across the Northern Territory following an intensive skills training block at Katherine Rural...

Business Central staff meet industry representatives at the consultative panel lunch in Alice Springs

Business team starts industry talks

Charles Darwin University’s Business Central staff have begun fresh talks with industry representatives in Alice Springs as part of moves to improve training services in the Red Centre. Team Leader...

Nail technology students Jennifer Taylor and Cheyane Pareroultja

Beautiful nails in Alice

CDU’s first nail technology students in Central Australia have completed their first hands-on training block at Alice Springs campus. Beauty technician Tamara Porter said the vocational education...

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