Issue 11
Monday, 17 July 2017
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to find out about scientists and artists joining forces to help an endangered bird, and the release of a book on the history of bilingual education in the NT.

Table of Contents

Top Stories
CDU’s research performance is central to its latest high international ranking

We’re among top 40 Asia Pacific universities

A new ranking of universities in the Asia Pacific region places Charles Darwin University within the top 40 of more than 240 institutions assessed.Times Higher Education (THE) Asia-Pacific University Rankings, which are produced for the first time this year...


Other Top Stories

Robin Leppitt is researching the endangered Yellow Chat

Science, art join forces to preserve species

An elusive yet eye-catching endangered bird living on the floodplains of the Alligator, Mary and Adelaide Rivers in the Northern Territory has been thrown a lifeline by researchers and artists.Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Robin Leppitt said that...


Other Research News

In the Community
Darwin’s VoxCrox community choir is preparing to tour Italy

Darwin choir says ‘ciao’ Italian tour

A Charles Darwin University choirmaster and about 40 members of his troupe are raising funds to perform in Milan, Italy, alongside the choral ensemble that sang at his baptism.VoxCrox community choir will embark on the trip of a lifetime in September, with a...


Other Community News

(From left) Mrs Nancy Devlin, Dr Brian Devlin, Professor Tom Calma AO and Dr Samantha Disbray at the “History of Bilingual Education in the Northern Territory” book launch

Grassroots view on bilingual education

The first detailed history of the innovative Northern Territory Bilingual Education Program, which began in remote schools more than 40 years ago, has been launched as part of NAIDOC Week.The book, titled “History of Bilingual Education in the Northern...


Other Staff News

Jessica Osbourne will represent the NT in New Zealand

Student first NT female to represent Aust in squash

A Charles Darwin University student will become the first female from the Northern Territory to represent Australia in squash at the World Junior Championships in New Zealand this week.Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science student Jessica Osborne is the...


Other Students News

In Pictures
Students taking part in bubble sports at The Strand
Speed-friending activities helped new students become familiar with each other
Jestin K Kalappurackal and Anwin Antony
(From left) Joel Benesha, Jean Francois Chou and Lenzandre Van Wyk at O Week welcome breakfast

Students welcomed at O Week

Students enjoyed activites including speed-friending and bubble sports, along with attending academic workshops information sessions during Semester Two O Week.


Art in Focus
Ancestor bust with crocodile

Ancestor bust with crocodile

José Soares, Maquili, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste, Late 20th century, Wood, 111 H x 11 W x 9.5 D cm, Charles Darwin University Art Collection, CDU3155



Book Launch: An Introduction to Wildlife Conservation in the Brazilian Amazon: A View from Northern Australia

17 July, 2017

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Celebrate wildlife conservation in the Amazon!The Amazon is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Understanding its ecological processes is the key to its protection, now and...

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Symposium: Creativity in the Borderland between Art and Science

03 August, 2017 to 04 August, 2017

10:00am to 4:30pm

Come see an international 'dream team' of visual artists, literary writers, experimental musicians, cognitive scientists, and contemporary philosophers, as they convene in Darwin to discuss the role...

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