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MOOC host Dr Stephen Reynolds ponders the wonders of natural selection in a tropical rainforest

CDU’s first MOOC to focus on evolution theory

The great grandson of naturalist Charles Darwin will introduce “Charles Darwin, Evolution and Tropical Australia”, the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by Charles Darwin University and...

“Iguana de tierra” by Ecuadorian photographer Fernando Espinosa Chauvin will be part of the exhibition in Darwin

Catch a glimpse of Galapagos Islands

An exhibition that captures the world-famous Galapagos Islands will open in Darwin this month to celebrate the ties between Charles Darwin University and Ecuadorian researchers and students.The...

Ken Done gifts his artwork “Iconography” to the CDU Art Collection and Art Gallery

Ken Done gifts iconic artwork to CDU

One of Australia’s most prominent and iconic artists Ken Done travelled to Darwin recently to personally gift one of his artworks to Charles Darwin University.The artwork “Iconography” is a welcome...

Professor Grahame Webb was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science at CDU’s October graduation ceremonies

CDU honours croc researcher

A researcher with a long association with some of the Territory’s most ferocious residents was honoured at Charles Darwin University’s October graduation ceremonies.A global authority on crocodile...

From left: Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover, Confucius Institute Director Associate Professor Donghe Liu, Confucius Institute Co-Director Professor Martin Jarvis and Chancellor Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas

Confucius arrives in Darwin

A great Chinese philosopher and teacher has taken his place in the gardens of Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus. A bronze bust of Confucius was gifted to the university by the Chinese...

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The book “Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science” is the collation of historical records spanning 500 years

Cane toad book warns of unintended consequences

A book detailing the devastating impact of one of Australia’s most successful invasive species and the lessons that can be learned from the “unintended consequences” of species’ introduction will be...

CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover attended the forum as the Northern Territory’s Chief Scientist

Australian Chief Scientists meet at CDU

The Forum of Australian Chief Scientists was held in Darwin for the first time recently, with senior scientists from across Australia flying into the Territory to meet at Charles Darwin University.As...

ATSEA participants are welcomed to country by Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation staff

Study tour links Arafura and Timor seas

Representatives from across the Arafura and Timor seas have come together to share ideas about sustainable activities for the conservation and management of marine and coastal resources.Hosted by the...

AWC’s Hugh McGregor has been using Sally (L) and Brangul (R) for his feral cat research in the Kimberley, with great success. Photo: Terry Mahney

Canine rangers sniff out feral cats

Two new weapons have been unleashed in Arnhem Land in an effort to reduce the devastating impact feral cats are having on native animal populations across Northern Australia.In the first trial of its...

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The clinical nursing teaching staff and students of CDU's first Melbourne clinical training block

CDU Melbourne clinical practice opens doors to all

The state-of-the-art clinical practice suite at Charles Darwin University’s centre in Melbourne will be on show as part of an innovative distance learning experience open day on Tuesday, December 3....

The CDU China Engagement event showcased projects the university has been working on with Chinese partners

CDU’s engagement with China on show

Members of the public had an opportunity to hear about projects Charles Darwin University is working on with Chinese partners during a showcase last month.The CDU Engagement with China event...

CDU Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts Professor Martin Jarvis

Musicians bring Chinese tradition to NT

The serene tones of ancient China filtered through the wet season air as a troupe of traditional Chinese musicians performed a free concert on Casuarina campus last month.The event, organised by the...

Darwin Convention centre's Andrea Wicking, junior chef Maria Lourdes Hoad, team captain Seljone Selle and Arafura Catering Equipment Roger Pearson at the presentation of trophies for the Grand Champion Territory Culinary Challenge 2013

Local chefs in champion cook-off

The Territory’s best senior and junior chefs have been crowned Grand Champions in the 2013 Territory Culinary Challenge at Charles Darwin University’s Palmerston campus.Rydges Darwin Airport Hotel...

Marrara Christian College students Noressa Hall and Pun Pun Wees learn printmaking techniques at a workshop at CDU’s Northern Editions

Work experience program inspires students

A group of students from all over the NT has spent a week finding out what it is like to work or study at Charles Darwin University as part of the Indigenous Work Experience Program.The program gave...

A traditional Indian dance at the Diwali Festival in Alice Springs. Photo: Tarun Soni

Lantern at centre of Diwali light festival

The spicy flavours of Indian cuisine and the bright colours of sub-continental fashion permeated Alice Springs campus during an evening of Diwali festivities at the Desert Lantern Restaurant recently...

Head of CDU’s School of Business Professor Ram Vemuri

University backs local business

Charles Darwin University has reinforced its support of the Northern Territory business sector by backing the most important event on the local industry calendar.As part of the university’s...

From left: Marianna Diamandopolous (Darwin Middle School), Yiting Lang (Darwin Middle School), Rebecca Dezylva (St John’s College), Franjesca Cercarvelli (Darwin Middle School) and Jason O’Brien (O’Loughlin Catholic College)  at the 2013 ConocoPhillips Science Experience

Students have fun with science

Middle school students from around the Northern Territory converged on Casuarina campus recently to participate in a three-day science program.The ConocoPhillips Science Experience saw 100 Year 9...

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Natalie Bell has joined CDU as a public relations lecturer

Young PR leader joins CDU

A Darwin-based mover and shaker and multi award-winning public relations practitioner has joined the Charles Darwin University teaching team at Casuarina campus.Head of Associated Advertising and...

Rosie Atkinson has recently joined The Gym@CDU as manager

Rosie takes the reins at CDU’s gym

Once a desk-bound office worker, the friendly new face of Charles Darwin University’s fitness centre will inspire the couch potato in everyone to be more active.Working in the fitness industry since...

Darwin feature film, “Quest for Versace”, cast and production team. From left: Laura Bradley (leading actress), Deb Kanungo (leading actor), Dr Abhishek Shukla (director), Nitesh Raj Pant (cinematographer) and Olga Klon (supporting actress)

Darwin film on silver screen

A feature-length community-produced film addressing the emotional trials faced by immigrants settling in a new country was screened in Darwin recently.The film, entitled “Quest for Versace”, was...

Pro Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Law, Business, Education and Arts Professor Giselle Byrnes presents 2013 CDU Library Open Access Award winner Professor Bart Currie with his award

Open Access increasing researcher impact

Charles Darwin University Library has celebrated the International Open Access movement with a seminar and presentation of the annual Open Access Award.The Open Access movement is the worldwide...

Janie, Shirley and Ellen Mbitjana with the skirts, bags and head scarves made during a workshop at Wilora

Red Centre artists put on a fine display

CDU’s Red Centre artists have had a prolific month both in the gallery and in the Outback.Three water colours and a triptych by visual arts lecturer Henry Smith and a pastel work by Certificate IV...

“A Bull’s Story”, one of the works that went on display in What Lies Beneath

Artist scratches surface with intriguing exhibition

Renowned portrait artist Dr Al Strangeways and spouse Bean have shared their journey into the nature of what lies behind the surfaces of things with an intriguing exhibition in Alice Springs recently...

From left: CDU Bachelor of Visual Arts students Serge Ah-Wong, Emma McClellan, Valanti Patmios, Kate Perren Smith and Liz Grylls

Students master the art of the arbitrary

Puddles of paint and defaced magazine covers were among the art works on show at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus recently.“Arbitrary Extravaganza: Deconstructing (Im)possibilities” was...

CDU Certificate III in Retail Baking student Chris Field has taken out the Apprentice Baker section at the national Excellence in Baking 2013 competition

NT baker earns his crust at national comp

An apprentice baker from Darwin has risen to the challenge, winning the Apprentice Baker section at the national Excellence in Baking 2013 competition.During the past couple of months budding bakers...

Marrara Christian College student Kelli Sealy adjusting her pipette level at the chemistry titration competition

NT chemistry students ranked nation’s best

The winners of a chemistry competition held at Charles Darwin University have received the highest possible score of “Excellent Performance Team”, ranking them the best in Australia.More than 100...

Dr Cornelius Delaney’s painting, “Ghost of SIEV X”, will be among the many works on show from the CDU cohort included in the NCCA’s “Balance” exhibition

CDU staff, students put art on show

A troupe of Charles Darwin University visual arts students and lecturers are exhibiting their works as part of a public show in Darwin.The group of seven Vocational Education and Training, higher...

CDU student Karl Staben is set to compete in the Pharmacy Student of the Year NT/SA regional final in 2014

NT’s top Pharmacy student set to compete in SA

A student who gives his own time to help people overcome health issues has taken out the Northern Territory title of Pharmacy Student of the Year for 2014.In a demonstration of professional skill,...

Paul Fitzsimons congratulates Candice Henry on winning the End Break Begin competition. Photo Judith Coverdale

Lucky student scoops $5000 travel prize

A Central Australian teenager is reviewing her gap-year travel plans after winning a $5000 voucher in a Charles Darwin University competition for Year 12 students.CDU recently announced on its...

Civil lecturers Barry Whalan and Terence Halliday are helping students gain work-ready skills

CDU meeting industry work-force demand

Charles Darwin University has expanded its training area out to Hidden Valley to meet the growing demand for a civil construction workforce in the Northern Territory due to the burgeoning oil and gas...

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File photo: The CDU car racing in the street stock division at Arunga Park

Two-out-of-three ain’t bad for speedway car

Charles Darwin University’s project car was among the thick of the action in the street stock division when the Alice Springs speedway season kicked off at Arunga Park recently.Automotive student...

Silva Landers from Silva Dream gives a strong debut performance. Photo: Nadine Branagan

Musicians show stage presence and poise

Central Australia’s emerging student musicians showed good stage presence and plenty of poise at an end-of-year performance in Alice Springs recently.Charles Darwin University’s Contemporary Music...

The Desert Lantern … all set for the start

Desert Lantern set for a start in race that stops a nation

SATIRE WARNING: Desert Lantern looks odds-on to be the big winner in the running of the 12th annual Melbourne Cup luncheon in Alice Springs tomorrow.With a fine day forecast and a faultless...

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