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President and Vice-Chancellor of CDU, Professor Simon Maddocks

New VC shows impact of education

In his youth, Simon Maddocks aspired to carve out a life on the land, but that was before he set foot in a university. Professor Simon Maddocks is a clear example of how education transforms lives....

Joshua Bonson is the 2014 CDU Arts Award winner

Emerging artist takes out youth award

An up-and-coming visual artist who was recognised as the youngest ever finalist in the prestigious Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (NATSIAA) has won the 2014 Young...

Thousands of stories in more than 25 Indigenous languages are being digitised

Unique archive of Indigenous stories opens to the world

A living archive that is breathing life back into thousands of Indigenous language books created decades ago is being launched by Charles Darwin University. The archive is part of a project aiming...

Laurie and Susan McNiece

Vale Laurie McNiece

The Sanhurst Trustees, founded in 1887, had a motto of Mindful, Faithful and Lasting. These words, in addition to generous, kind and caring, describe to perfection Laurie Desmond McNiece, who sadly...

CDU Professor of Health, Clinical Practice Sandra Dunn

New course helps build nurse practitioner workforce

A Masters level Nurse Practitioner course offered by Charles Darwin University through the Centre for Remote Health will help to build the workforce to support the Strategic Plan for Nurse...

Dr Calma’s “Close the Gap” presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 8 at CDU

Tom Calma to give ‘Close the Gap’ lecture

Aboriginal elder and advocate for Indigenous rights and empowerment Dr Tom Calma AO will visit Charles Darwin University’s Northern Institute this week to deliver a public lecture and present the...

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Sea turtle expert Dr Michael Guinea, who has spent the past two years researching the impacts of the 2009 Montara oil spill

Timor Sea oil spill research on agenda in US

A sea turtle expert who has spent the past two years researching the impacts of the 2009 Montara oil spill on one of northern Australia’s most pristine and protected marine habitats will present his...

A tree-dwelling glider thought to be a sugar glider until recent DNA testing suggested otherwise. Photo Ian Morris

DNA testing prompts call for rethink on glider’s identity

Charles Darwin University researchers may have identified a new species of tree-dwelling glider in the savannah woodlands and monsoon forests of the Top End. Preliminary forensic analysis of a...

CDU honours student Rhiannon Moore has received a research grant from the Australian Government to investigate blemishes in crocodile skins destined for exclusive fashion houses

CDU student to get under croc skin

A Charles Darwin University student has been awarded a grant worth almost $22,000 to support her world-first research that investigates blemishes in crocodile skins destined for exclusive fashion...

CDU’s Professor Stephen Garnett was part of the research team that investigated the likelihood of Indigenous Territorians taking up jobs in wildlife enterprises

Indigenous people keen for wildlife-based employment

A landmark research project has revealed that most Indigenous Territorians would be interested in taking up employment opportunities in wildlife-based enterprises. The project, carried out by an...

Dr Sue Smith’s research discusses how Buddhist values and ethics might relate to state education

Incorporating Buddhist values in schools

The principles of Buddhism and how these can operate in the Australian education system is the focus of a new book by a Charles Darwin University researcher. The book “Buddhist Voices in School –...

CDU Adjunct Professor Grahame Webb has released his book “Wildlife Conservation: in the Belly of the Beast”

NT croc expert launches book

A scientist who is best known for his work on crocodiles has launched a book that details his 40 years in international wildlife research and management. Charles Darwin University Adjunct Professor...

Professor Marie Carla D. Adone and Dr Elaine Lawurrpa Maypilama … co-presenters of “Alternate Sign Languages in Arnhem Land”

Linguists give voice to silent languages

Two academics in linguistics have warned that several Indigenous sign languages are in danger of becoming extinct. Professor Marie Carla D. Adone and Yolngu sign language authority Dr Elaine...

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Claire Anna Watson, Untitled 3, 2012, strawberries and cream lollies, Perspex, silica gel, synthetic turf, glue. Courtesy of the artist

Living artworks push boundaries of conservation

Artworks created from living plants and lollies will feature in an exhibition opening at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery this week that aims to challenge stereotypes surrounding the...

Commercial cookery and bakery lecturer Jason Wilkes is one of 20 “A Taste of Harmony 2014” Chef Ambassadors from around Australia

Chefs cook up taste of harmony

Charles Darwin University’s commercial cookery training kitchen became a global melting pot last month as students blended a variety of flavours to celebrate multiculturalism in the workplace....

NT Chief Minister Adam Giles, Deputy Chief Minister Dave Tollner, Minister for Multicultural Affairs Peter Styles and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Director Lorenzo Strano attend in “Blues Brothers” costume at the Apokries celebration

Greek community digs deep for language programs

The Greek community of Darwin has celebrated another significant event in its calendar by raising more than $15,000 to support Charles Darwin University’s language programs. Apokries is the...

NAAJA Managing Civil Solicitor Philippa Martin addresses the gathering at the Northern Institute’s International Women’s Day morning tea

Event highlights violence against women

Members of the community came together on Casuarina campus to mark International Women’s Day and to celebrate the achievements of women across the globe. Now in its fourth year, Charles Darwin...

Frans Seda Scholarship recipient Desak Widyaningsih

Graduate improves English literacy in Indonesia

A former Charles Darwin University postgraduate student and scholarship recipient is passing on her passion for the English language to youngsters, teenagers and adults in Bali. After completing an...

Lecturer Mark Hilton (left) and Certificate IV in Design students, Bonnie Hyland, Leigh Chisholm, and Nic Woods, plan to enhance the look of the new Bike Pod

Student to give Bike Pod a makeover

A new bicycle haven at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus will feature cutting-edge graphics on its walls, created by one lucky student. Students studying Certificate IV in Design with...

Students Enggar Daranindra (left) and Emilda Charista Pratiwi joined in the fun at CDU’s Harmony Day festival

Harmony Day celebrates cultural diversity

Students have celebrated the wonders of cultural diversity during Harmony Day events at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. CDU’s Office of International Services coordinated a...

A Mad Hatters tea party is being held at Gym@CDU. From left: Jess Hempsall, Joan Mason and Gym@CDU manager Rosie Atkinson.

Gym goes mad over anniversary

Participants can leave their hats on at a special fitness class celebrating its 10-year anniversary at Charles Darwin University. The Gym@CDU will hold a Mad Hatters workout party and post-workout...

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Certificate III in Music student Jaz Ocampo is the first VET student to receive a CDU High Achiever award

High-achieving school leavers awarded

Charles Darwin University has celebrated its high-achieving first year students by awarding scholarships and prizes valued at more than $170,000. The CDU High Achievers’ awards recognise exceptional...

Overall winner Tim Myers

Innovation and composure leads to national cook-off

CDU Certificate III in Commercial Cookery graduate Tim Myers will represent the Northern Territory at the Open Cookery National WorldSkills Australia Competition in Perth in September. Tim pitted...

Tiwi Islander George Kypreos is proud to be the first person to receive the Into Uni Higher Education scholarship. Pictured with Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic Associate Professor Deborah West

Indigenous student gains prestigious award

An outstanding Indigenous student has become the first recipient of a scholarship that will cover his entire tuition at Charles Darwin University. Tiwi Islander George Kypreos said the scholarship...

Hayden Connelly learns tree climbing techniques as part of CDU's new arboriculture course

Students make ‘tree change’ from the classroom

Tree care in the Northern Territory is reaching greater heights with Charles Darwin University’s new arboriculture course proving a success. Students in the new Certificate III in Arboriculture...

Sayed Ahmed Sumon (left) and Rangga Daranindra are students planning CDU's next Model United Nations conference for later this year

Students experience world issues

A world stage was created on Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus recently with students channeling the strengths of global leaders at a model United Nations conference. The conference was...

Hello Jenny vocalist Michael Lindsay performs at Battle of the School Bands in Alice Springs

Music students fine tune skills for ‘battle’ final

Central Australian solo artist Silva Landers and members of the student band Hello Jenny have been fine-tuning their skills for the Battle of the School Bands final in Darwin this week. The Alice...

Australian squash champion Rhy Dowling encourages high school students who are interested in sport to enrol at CDU

Sportsman inspired by university mentor

A sports champion has praised a Charles Darwin University lecturer for inspiring him to achieve during his formative years. This year’s NT Junior Sportsperson of the Year, Rhys Dowling, said he...

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New Director for the Katherine Region Ash Beechey

CDU appoints new director for Katherine region

A former executive officer for the Purnululu World Heritage Area (Bungle Bungles) in northern Western Australia is Charles Darwin University’s new Director for the Katherine Region. Ash Beechey, who...

Mataranka Station Manager Stuart Austin, MLA Willem Westra van Holthe, Team Leader Tim Biggs and Chief Minister Adam Giles inspect facilities at Katherine Rural Campus

Chief Minister shown ropes at rural campus

Katherine Rural Campus hosted a high-level special guest on the eve of a large student intake recently. Senior staff welcomed Chief Minister Adam Giles to the regional campus where he inspected the...

Delightful and witty … one of 40 pieces of traditional Fijian pottery on display in the CDU Alice campus library

Fijian pottery sees light of day in Alice

An exhibition of traditional Fijian pottery has finally seen the light of day after having been stored in a backyard shed in Alice Springs for more than a decade. Some 40 works by the late Taraivini...

Bachelor of Nursing student, Candice Hatch, examines one of the mannequins

Talking mannequins give nursing students vital signs

Seven new medical mannequins have been unveiled during a recent clinical training course for nurses at Charles Darwin University’s Alice Springs campus. Each of the state-of-the-art mannequins had...

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