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The incoming Vice-Chancellor of CDU, Professor Simon Maddocks

March start for VC

Professor Simon Maddocks will take up the role of Vice-Chancellor of Charles Darwin University on Monday 24 March.A leading agricultural scientist who has been closely associated with the Northern...

Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Lawrence Cram

Prominent researcher takes up Acting DVC role

Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the Australian National University (ANU) Professor Lawrence Cram has joined the senior management team of Charles Darwin University.Professor Cram has taken on the...

CDU Emeritus Professor Charles Webb said 2014 marked a number of significant anniversaries in the history of university education

CDU celebrates 25 years of uni education in NT

This year will mark 25 years of university education in the Northern Territory and a milestone for Charles Darwin University, which in 2013 celebrated its 10th anniversary as the Territory’s...

Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC

Chancellor receives national honour

The Chancellor of Charles Darwin University and Administrator of the Northern Territory, Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas, has been awarded Australia’s highest honour in the 2014 Australia Day...

Professor Peter Kell has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship

NT educator awarded prestigious scholarship

One of the Northern Territory’s most prominent education academics has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship in the Senior Scholarship category.One of only 30...

The academic and social program has been designed to allow students to become familiar with the campus

O-Week to kick-start academic year

A range of orientation activities will be on offer for commencing students at Charles Darwin University, centres and campuses throughout the Northern Territory and Australia in 2014. In Darwin, the...

Charles Darwin University will offer three new programs in teacher education this year

CDU offers more teaching programs in 2014

Charles Darwin University will offer three new programs in teacher education this year, providing more opportunities to prepare graduates and address current and predicted teacher shortages in the...

World-renowned Charles Darwin specialist Professor Tim Berra will return to the Territory this month to deliver two seminars

Lectures to celebrate Charles Darwin’s legacy

A world-renowned Charles Darwin specialist will return to the Territory this month to deliver two seminars on the life of the pioneering naturalist and evolutionary scientist, and to launch his new...

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With record levels of heat and humidity being experienced in the Top End of the Northern Territory, researchers are preparing to talk to workers about their levels of heat stress

Research to focus on heat stress impacts on NT workers

With record levels of heat and humidity being experienced in the Top End of the Northern Territory, researchers are preparing to talk to workers about the level of heat stress they are experiencing...

“CrocBITE, the Worldwide Crocodilian Attack Database” has been launched at Charles Darwin University

Attack database to inform croc conservation

An innovative new database compiling information about crocodilian attacks world-wide could help with future conservation efforts of the species.“CrocBITE, the Worldwide Crocodilian Attack Database”...

From left: CDU Northern Institute Research Fellow Dr Anthea Nicholls and Yambal Durrurrŋa

Yolŋu stories live on in text

A book that records the language and stories of Yolŋu elders of a remote Northern Territory community, Ramingining, has been launched at a local school.CDU’s Northern Institute Research Fellow Dr...

CofFEE Director and CDU Professor of Economics Bill Mitchell was among the presenters at the Reconstructing a Full Employment Narrative conference in Newcastle

Economic experts put full employment back on agenda

Top economists gathered in Newcastle recently to discuss the legacy of higher unemployment and the need for true full employment in the wake of the global financial crisis.The Centre of Full...

A baby ringtail possum captured during mammal monitoring

Researchers fence out cats in Kakadu

In an intensive effort to better understand the role of feral cats in native mammal decline, two cat-exclosure fences have been built in Kakadu National Park.Staff from the Northern Territory...

Petrol sniffing has been a major source of illness, death and social dysfunction in Indigenous communities over the past few decades

Menzies research reveals marked decline in petrol sniffing

A report by the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has revealed a significant decline in the prevalence of petrol sniffing in a number of Aboriginal communities across Australia coinciding...

Professor Ross Andrews said the recognition was a fantastic result for Menzies and the project team

Menzies rotavirus vaccine project recognised among Australia’s best

A Northern Territory-based research project investigating the effectiveness of a vaccine to prevent severe diarrhoea in children has been recognised by Australia’s peak body for supporting health and...

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Jean Pierre Mukendi working with local plumbing business Fred NT as part of his work experience through WRPEP

Program helps build work-ready confidence

A new program aiming to assist adult refugee migrants find work has begun at Charles Darwin University.The Workplace Readiness/Pathway to Employment Program (WRPEP) has been funded by a Northern...

Sarah Lockett, Lyse Wang and Baden Jones of the Human Resource Services team at Casuarina campus place donated gifts under the Christmas giving tree

Kindness of staff brightens children’s Christmas

Casuarina campus was abuzz with Christmas spirit, with the generosity of Charles Darwin University staff brightening the festive season for local children.Piles of gifts, including teddy bears, dolls...

Toga will provide $20,000 towards five Indigenous scholarships in 2014

Toga to advance Indigenous employment opportunities

Building on its commitment to foster Indigenous employment opportunities in the Top End, the Toga Group of Companies is providing $20,000 towards five Indigenous scholarships at Charles Darwin...

Paolo Fabris … “the vision is for a bigger, better and more vibrant venue”

Music Centre starts year on high note

The newly appointed Director of Charles Darwin University’s Centre for Youth and Community Music says it is “business as usual” in 2014.Paolo Fabris, who assumed directorship of the centre this month...

Dr Jane Walker and PhD co-supervisor Dr Jocelyn Davies at the 2012 graduation ceremony in Alice Springs

CDU alumni at work

Jane Walker graduated in 2012 as one of CDU’s first Alice Springs-based doctoral students. Her thesis examined the partnership between the Central Land Council, the Australian Government and the...

CDU is sponsoring two categories in the 2014 NT Literary Awards

University supports NT literary talent

Whether of the creative, scholarly or theatrical persuasion, Territory writers are being encouraged to put forward submissions for a prestigious writing award.Entries for the 2014 Northern Territory...

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Australian Professorial Fellow Michael Fellows has been recognised by his peers for his contribution to mathematics and computer science education

Revolutionary academic receives international recognition

A world-renowned computer scientist has been recognised for making mathematics more accessible to children and the community through larger-than-life, hands-on activities.Australian Professorial...

Jenelle Saunders, Mats Undén and Bryn Wackett at the Darwin Visual Arts Association gallery. Photo: Sara Higgs

A rendezvous of printmaking and sound

Artworks created through merging sound and vision were the focus of research presented by Charles Darwin University printmaking lecturer Mats Unden.Mr Unden presented his research entitled “Moves and...

Visual Arts lecturer and postgraduate student John Dahlsen presented his research findings at the 2013 Perspectives on Progress conference in Brisbane

Art lecturer shares perspective on progress

An internationally recognised artist presented research findings about the impacts of the global financial crisis on marginalised artists at a conference in Brisbane.CDU Visual Arts Lecturer and...

Scott McDonald with the President’s Award from the Nursery and Garden Industry

Garden industry honours horticulture lecturer

Charles Darwin University green thumb Scott McDonald will start the New Year with an extra skip in his step, having been honoured by peers in the gardening industry.Mr McDonald, the CDU horticulture...

The 2.8m x 1.5m digital print “Thongs” will be one of CDU Visual Arts Lecturer and postgraduate student John Dahlsen’s art works on show in Anchorage, Alaska

Local artist to show works in Alaska

Works by a local environmental artist that highlight the issue of ocean litter will be shown in Darwin’s Sister City, Anchorage (Alaska, USA), from this month.The exhibition, entitled “Gyre: The...

Daryl Manzie is celebrating 12 years as a volunteer presenter with Territory FM

Local identity celebrates 12 years on airwaves

A veteran radio identity has been recognised for more than a decade of service as a volunteer presenter for Darwin community radio station, Territory FM.The voice of the station’s Mornings program,...

CDU Chancellor Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC and former Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover with their portraits by artist Danelle Bergstrom

Portraits chronicle contributions

The contribution to higher education in the Northern Territory by two prominent members of the Charles Darwin University community has been recognised.In an age-old university tradition, Chancellor...

Sydney Fish market General Manager Bryan Skepper, CDU aquaculture lecturer Chadd Mumme and Fisheries Research and Development Corporation Executive Director Dr Patrick Hone

Seafood leaders ask industry to ‘get on board’

A group of future seafood industry leaders has delivered ideas for a united, publicly valued, sustainable and world-leading seafood industry after completing the National Seafood Industry Leadership...

CDU student Charlotte Cooper will study in Canada under the International Student Exchange Program

Jet-setting students broaden their study horizons

Charles Darwin University students are being encouraged to broaden their educational horizons by taking up international student exchange opportunities.CDU has been awarded funding by the Australian...

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Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell bids Morag McGrath a fond farewell

New lecturers bolster training team in Alice

Two new lecturers have joined the Vocational Education and Training team as Alice Springs campus prepares for the 2014 academic year.Director Central Australia Paul Fitzsimons welcomed Barry Sams and...

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