Issue 21
Monday, 04 December 2017
Charles Darwin University

E-news

Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. This is the final edition for 2017 and we will begin publishing again in February 2018. The team at the Office of Media and Communications wishes all our readers a safe and peaceful festive season.


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Top Stories
(From left) Researchers Dr Jeremy Trombley, Dr Kerstin Zander and Professor Suresh Thennadil celebrate with DVC Research and Research Training Professor Lawrence Cram and Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Ms Lauren Moss

CDU helps build NT’s renewable energy future

The Northern Territory Government is harnessing CDU’s expertise in renewable energy in three research and development projects valued at $1.1 million.Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Lauren Moss announced at the weekend funding for projects...

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Research
The Northern Quoll is suffering severe declines. Photo: Nicolas Rakotopare

Student to share findings from quoll research

A PhD candidate who is working to help save the last stronghold of a nationally threatened species in the Pilbara, Western Australia, will present his latest research findings this week.Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods student Billy Ross...

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In the Community
Bachelor of Software Engineering graduate, Robert Jackson developed the new NT Road Report website. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Check. Plan. Go.

CDU’s first Bachelor of Software Engineering graduate is the brains behind a new design for the official website Territorians are advised to use when planning a road trip.Robert Jackson, who graduated earlier this year, led the small team that created a new...

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Staff
Associate Professor David Crook (right) conducts barramundi tracking work with research assistant Duncan Buckle

Barramundi research takes out prize

Research that could help anglers in their search for the iconic barramundi has landed an award at the NT Recreational Fishing Awards.Associate Professor David Crook and his team have tracked barramundi movement and behaviour in the Roper River, which has...

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Students
A five-day Parliamentary Practice and Procedure intensive, coordinated by Law lecturer Jeswynn Yogaratnam, will be held at NT Parliament House

Parliament gets intense for students

Conventional classrooms are out, and immersive learning is in as more than 120 internal and external CDU students prepare for an intensive course at Northern Territory Parliament House.Law lecturer and course coordinator Jeswynn Yogaratnam said the week-long...

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Experts on the Go

Dissents and Dispositions

Law, Literature and Humanities Associations of Australia conferenceWho: Dr Judith Lovell and Dr Al StrangewaysWhen: 12-14 DecWhere: La Trobe Law School, MelbourneMore: Dr Lovell and Dr Strangeways will present the paper “Monumental in a small town way”, which...

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In Pictures
Joel Benesha and Augustine Thorbjornsen win best intermediate code for the robot they developed
VTG operations manager Martin Thomason takes on his role as a code fair judge
Jarod O’Callaghan developed a Darwin Clothing Hire catalogue
Samuel Walledge explains his Riverland Link System to an interested attendee

IT Code Fair 2017

More than 80 students took part in the fourth annual IT Code Fair, showcasing their coding projects to industry and government at Casuarina campus.

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(From left) Leigh Disney, Dr Paul Black, Dr Gretchen Gen, Dr Jenny Buckworth, Dr Yoshi Budd, Professor Richard Midford and Pamela Smith
Adriana Stibral (pictured) wins an award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
The Office of Research and Innovation: (front, from left) Fiona Quintner, Kazi Naimul Bari, Glory Ebin, Analyn Vargas; (centre, from left) Fiona McGee, Melissa Janssen, Sharon McGregor, Brendon Douglas, Vlasta McCartney, Naomi Prime, Alexandra Murray; (back, from left) Kristen Deveraux, Hemali Seneviratne, Debby Mauger, Mark Li, Elizabeth Bird, Phil Brewer
Sam Hall, from ITMS, takes out the Exceptional Performance by General Staff award for innovation in improving the accessibility and security of technology

2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards

The 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards were held to recognise academic, research and general staff for exceptional performance.

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Art in Focus
Bloody Rider

Bloody Rider

Colin Holt, 2008, Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80cm, Collection of Rebecca Mirams, photo by Digifilm

EXHIBITION DETAILS


Events

NT Demography Roadshow - Alice Springs Population Seminar

04 December, 2017

4:30pm to 6:00pm

We’ll look at population trends, implications and future directions for Alice and beyond. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will deliver key Census data insights, we’ll hear international...

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Charles Darwin Black Tie Dinner

12 February, 2018

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Around the world, February 12th is the commemoration of the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809. The day celebrates Darwin's contribution to science and the importance of knowledge, education and...

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