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Jackson Doubleday rides the digger at Open Day with help from VET Lecturer Barry Whalan

Crowds flock to CDU Open Day

Charles Darwin University has had its biggest Open Day yet with more than 4500 people attending the fun-filled event. The day kicked off with colourful performances and interactive activities...

Tania Paul is hoping to increase availability and access to traditional vegetables to improve food and nutritional security for communities in the Top End and PNG

Traditional food key to improving nutrition and food security

A project worth $1.2 million will aim to increase availability and access to traditional vegetables to improve food and nutritional security for communities in remote and isolated parts of the...

Guests take their seats ahead of formal proceedings at the anniversary celebration

Picture perfect venue for 25th anniversary celebration

The picturesque lakeside garden at Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus provided the perfect venue for a dry season cocktail evening to celebrate 25 years of university education in the...

Indonesian Studies students travelled to Kupang, Indonesia in June this year as part of the AsiaBound program. From left: Indonesian Studies Assistant Lecturer Rachmat Hidayat with students Sally Swinnen, James Turner and Brad Parker, and Indonesian Studies Lecturer Nathan Franklin

Funding boost for student exchange programs

More Charles Darwin University students will have the opportunity to improve their language and cross-cultural skills through studies abroad thanks to funding from the Australian Government. Funding...

Hard work has paid off for the CDU Student Recruitment and Events team from the Office of MACE. From left: Irta Rachman, Tanya Weatherstone, Trisha Mellow, Taytae Teerakaew, Marissa Briston, Karen Glazbrook

CDU stall wins people’s choice award

Charles Darwin University has been awarded for displaying the most outstanding stall at the Skills, Employment and Careers Expo in Darwin. Visitors at the event voted CDU as the Best Exhibitor from...

At the official launch of the “Lifestyle Housing” homes at The Heights, Durack are (from left) NT Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment Mr Peter Chandler, Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks, Member for Drysdale Ms Lia Finocchiaro, and The Heights, Durack Project Director Mr Geoff Smith

The Heights helps to deliver affordable housing

First homebuyers in the Northern Territory have a new benchmark in entry-level yet high-quality housing following the completion of new display homes at The Heights, Durack, adjacent to CDU’s...

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RESEARCH

Dr Erica Garcia and her team set up enclosures in the Finniss River catchment in Litchfield National Park for 40 days last year

NT contributes to global rivers research

The results of a research project investigating the aquatic life of the Northern Territory’s iconic Finniss River will help improve the understanding of rivers across the globe. Charles Darwin...

Darwin Centre for Bushfire Research project coordinator Cameron Yates is building a new tool to aid fire managers in the Northern Territory

New tool to aid in NT fire management

A new tool to aid fire managers in the Northern Territory, potentially reducing wildfire and the costs associated with fire mitigation activities, is being built by researchers at Charles Darwin...

Menzies PhD scholar Dr Asha Bowen

Pioneering skin sores research to improve health of children globally

A Northern Territory-based research project investigating alternative and more practical treatments for skin sores (impetigo) is set to benefit millions of children worldwide who suffer from this...

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Confucius Institute Chinese Co-Director Mr Donghe Liu conducts a calligraphy demonstration

Celebrate Global Confucius Institute Day

The Darwin community is invited to celebrate a day of Chinese art and culture at Charles Darwin University as part of Global Confucius Institute Day (Saturday, 27 September). Territorians will have...

CDU Visual Arts lecturers Amy Jackett and Sarah Pirie hope the forum will keep art on the community’s agenda

Forum paints portrait of artistic world

Members of the public are invited to delve into the world of visual arts at a weekly forum on Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. The free CDU Art Forum features talks from local and...

Octávio Piedade (left) and a friend at the 2012 CDU graduation ceremony in Darwin

Our Alumni at work

East Timorean Octávio Piedade understands the value a scholarship can make in the life of a university student as much as anyone. Fortunate enough to receive one during his undergraduate years at...

Lahni Shilton volunteering at the RSPCA in Alice Springs

Aspire students ‘show and tell’ on YouTube

A collection of short video documentaries featuring the stories of CDU Aspire students has been published on YouTube. The students from Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Darwin, recounted and...

A “casualty” receives emergency treatment at the Northern Australian Emergency Response Competition at Casuarina campus

Lessons from past to inform safety talks

Lessons learnt in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy will inform discussion about “emergency management” during Charles Darwin University’s first Safety Awareness Week, in October. Manager, Emergency...

RAAF Air Force Band comes to CDU. From left: Flight Sergeant Ben van den Akker, CDU music student Angie Datseres and Corporal Ralph Whiteoak

Air Force Band jazzes up Darwin

Darwin music students have had the rare opportunity of attending a workshop run by jazz masters from the Royal Australian Air Force. The Air Force Band Jazz Group performed catchy numbers to an...

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STAFF

Professor Brian Mooney is a celebrated philosopher and talented musician

'Singing philosopher’ heads up arts and humanities at CDU

An intrepid and celebrated philosopher, and talented musician has joined Charles Darwin University as the Head of the School of Creative Arts and Humanities. Professor Brian Mooney took up the key...

CDU staff member Theresa Caldwell receives a Long Service Recognition award from Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks

Staff recognised for long service

Staff members have been recognised for their continuous and meritorious service to Charles Darwin University at the 2014 long service awards. A special ceremony at Casuarina campus acknowledged the...

Alex Williams … “unique fly-on-the-wall opportunity”

Librarian tells story of Alice’s accidental book club

A Charles Darwin University staffer from Alice Springs has presented the story of the “accidental book club” at one of the world’s top library conferences in Paris. CDU Liaison Librarian Alex...

Anthony D’Orival … “integrated the curriculum to meet industry needs”

Networking giant applauds IT lecturing team

A Charles Darwin University lecturer has been commended for good practice by the Australian division of computer networking heavyweight Cisco Systems. Information Technology and Library Studies Team...

Commercial cookery lecturer TY Lee with his Legends trophy

Honour bestowed on Palmerston cookery lecturer

A Charles Darwin University lecturer has been nationally recognised for his long service and commitment to vocational training in the Territory. Palmerston campus’ commercial cookery lecturer TY Lee...

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STUDENTS

CDU Law lecturer Jeswynn Yogaratnam says students will gain skills in processing refugee and asylum seeker  visa claims

Harvard Law helps build program at CDU

A Harvard academic has helped Charles Darwin University’s School of Law create a program for students to assist in refugee and asylum seeker claims. CDU Law lecturer Jeswynn Yogaratnam said law...

Law student Jared Ivory is enjoying his placement at the Environmental Defenders Office NT

Legal centre opens doors to law students

A new clinical placement program will allow Charles Darwin University law students the opportunity to impact on law reforms in the Northern Territory. For the first time, second and third year...

Ms Taylor with one of the landscapes in the “Portraits of Country” exhibition

Veil rises on student’s Portraits of Country exhibition

An exhibition of oil paintings by a Creative Arts student as part of her doctoral studies is about to be unveiled in Darwin. Jennifer Taylor’s “Portraits of Country” exhibition features landscapes...

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Tennant Creek students begin the certificate course in disability

Disability certificate course starts in Tennant Creek

Charles Darwin University’s Community Services team has begun delivering a certificate course in disability as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to servicing the needs of the Barkly. Some...

Kaye Carter … winner of the women’s open doubles table tennis title in Alice Springs

Table tennis trophy for Alice VET lecturer

A Vocational Education and Training lecturer in Central Australia has added another trophy to her collection following victory at the table tennis championships in Alice Springs recently. Kaye...

Midwifery lecturer Lisa Charmer, student Leilah Wightman and son River

Mum brings ‘new addition’ to midwives class

Midwifery teaching took on extra meaning for student and new mum Leilah Wightman at Alice Springs campus last month. The first-year undergraduate was one of seven Bachelor of Midwifery students to...

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