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Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover prepares to leave the Territory

Community farewells VC

The Vice-Chancellor of Charles Darwin University, Professor Barney Glover, is entering his final week at the helm of the Northern Territory’s university before taking up a new position in New South...

Professor Janet Browne is CDU’s first Charles Darwin Scholar

CDU announces first Charles Darwin Scholar

Harvard University Aramont Professor of the History of Science Professor Janet Browne has been named Charles Darwin University’s first Charles Darwin Scholar.The honour was bestowed on Professor...

Construction is underway on the VET trade training facility at Casuarina campus

Work starts on $21 million VET training hub

Construction is underway on the $21 million state-of-the-art VET trade training facility at Casuarina campus.Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said the training facility would house plumbing,...

Gaurav Malhotra, March Procianos and Dr Rajeev Sharma at the awards ceremony

Double delight as CDU collects export and industry awards

It was double delight for Charles Darwin University at the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s Export and Industry Award in Darwin recently.CDU collected the Austrade Education and Training Award for...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover will officially open CDU Sydney, located in the heart of Sydney's CBD

CDU opens in central Sydney

The university will officially open its CDU Sydney centre in Haymarket tomorrow.Students will have the opportunity to study business and finance at the CDU Sydney centre, which is designed to provide...

Professor Giselle Byrnes: “The re-introduction of Literary Studies will pave the way for strengthening relationships with the local creative arts and writing communities”

English literature returns

A new Literary Studies program offering units in creative, professional and critical writing as well as writing for the theatre and film will be offered at Charles Darwin University from Semester I,...

From left: Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover, VCIAC Chair Dr Jack Ah Kit and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Leadership Professor Steven Larkin at the launch of the inaugural CDU Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 – 2015

CDU launches inaugural reconciliation plan

Charles Darwin University has reiterated its commitment to becoming a leader in Indigenous tertiary education by launching its inaugural reconciliation action plan.In one of his last official acts as...

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CofFEE Director Professor Bill Mitchell and his team have updated the Employment Vulnerability Index

Australia’s ‘at risk’ job loss regions revealed

Recently released research identifies the communities across Australia that are the most vulnerable to job losses as a result of the worsening economic conditions in Australia.A new report entitled “...

A project aiming to preserve more than 4000 books, recordings and audio-visual materials in 25 Indigenous languages has been awarded more than $500,000 in ARC funding

$500,000 grant to preserve Indigenous languages

A project aiming to preserve more than 4000 books, recordings and audio-visual materials in 25 Indigenous languages has been awarded more than $500,000 in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future...

A seasonal calendar detailing the “Gurruwilyun Yolŋu seasons – Gäwa – The changing seasons in east Arnhemland” has been released

New tool for future Indigenous story-tellers

With the winds blowing from the East, Midawarr (end of the wet season) is time to head out and look for mud mussels and shellfish. It is also when the turtles lay their eggs and time to pick “root...

Senior Lecturer Susan Bandias is part of the team coordinating a social media study in the NT

Social media survey seeks Territorians’ views

Love it or loathe it, Territorians have the opportunity to share their views about social media in a survey being conducted by Charles Darwin University.The study aims to find out more about the...

Menzies School of Health Research Senior Research Fellow Kim Hare

Research turns to cold case specimens

A retrospective study of 20 years of ear and lung data is being undertaken to inform improved diagnosis, prevention and treatment options for Indigenous children with middle ear and lung infections....

Menzies School of Health Research Senior Research Fellow Dr Matt Stevens

Research to focus on Indigenous gambling, smoking

The hundreds of communities nationwide that suffer the detrimental social and health effects of gambling and smoking will benefit from new research out of the Menzies School of Health Research (...

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell, Experimental School of Fuyang Principal Miao Weiai and NT Government Department of Education Chief Executive Mr Ken Davies

Chinese principals share knowledge with Darwin educators

Charles Darwin University has further strengthened its relationship with China by hosting a school principal leadership program in Australia.The three-week program brought 12 Chinese middle and high...

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Tarpauline 2010, Japanese-style woodblock printed with natural ochres Collaborators: Jacqueline Gribbin and Karlissa Kennedy

Exhibition celebrates 20 years of printmaking in NT

An exhibition celebrating 20 years of prints and printmaking in collaboration with renowned Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists has opened at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery.Drawn from...

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CDU Senior Accounting Lecturer Kevin Clark

CDU lecturer receives accounting award

A senior lecturer with almost 27 years’ teaching experience received a prestigious accounting honour at a recent awards presentation.Senior lecturer in Accounting Kevin Clark was presented with the...

Visual Arts lecturer and prominent environmental artist John Dahlsen is gifting his work “Driftwood #1” to the Emerald Springs Roadhouse to help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation

John Dahlsen gifts art for good cause

A prominent Australian artist supported the efforts of a small outback roadhouse, which hosted a dinner to raise money for people with blood cancer.Proceeds from a gifted artwork auctioned at the...

An example of Steven Moore's work from a column on the popularity of Australian Children’s fashion in Spain in Financial Review Magazine. Image courtesy www.stevenjmoore.com

Steven Moore farewells artwork

An exhibition by a prolific artist whose cartoons have filled the pages of some of Australia’s most prominent newspapers and magazines was held at Charles Darwin University last month.Cartoons and...

Horst Walter congratulates “Ergonomics in the Workplace” winner Margaret Waterson-James

Competition helps build safe workplace

Staff members at the Alice Springs and Casuarina campuses have shared the spoils in a competition designed to raise awareness of health and safety issues at Charles Darwin University.Health, Safety...

Bakery lecturer David Barker … runner up at the Australian Training Awards. Photo Hayley Richmond

Bakery lecturer rises to top shelf at training awards

Charles Darwin University bakery lecturer David Barker has won the runner-up Trainer of the Year award at the Australian Training Awards in Perth.The result is among the best by a Territorian in the...

David Woodroffe has won the national 2013 Indigenous Professional of the Year Award

NT Law graduate receives national award

A Charles Darwin University graduate has won the national 2013 Indigenous Professional of the Year Award from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.The North Australian Aboriginal Justice...

Skyla Stewart, Connor Jones, Eden Tohi and Ashleigh Owen at the food and beverage final in Alice Springs

Vocational students on track for national finals

Charles Darwin University appears destined to be well represented at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Perth next year, with several vocational students having met the eligibility...

Conservation and Land Management student Sue McKinnon won two awards at the 2013 NT NRM gala dinner

Student wins conservation awards

A Charles Darwin University student who has spent the past five years advocating for Palmerston’s natural environment has been recognised at a recent awards ceremony.The awards acknowledged volunteer...

CDU student Luxmy Chandran is one of six Australians selected to take part in a work experience program in London with international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills

Law student sets sights on London

A Charles Darwin University student was one of six Australians to be hand-picked by a prestigious international law firm to participate in a work experience program in London.The program, offered by...

CDU student Michelle Pollard has been selected to participate in Engineers Without Borders Australia’s EWB Challenge Scholarship program

Scholarship to help engineering student target poverty

A student from Darwin will travel to rural India as part of a humanitarian engineering program that develops creative solutions to real world problems.The Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Australia’s...

From left: Lauren Hill and Aimee Mullins on location during the filming of “Karrabing! Low Tide Turning”

Students work with international film crew

Joining an international crew on the set of a local film has given a group of Charles Darwin University students the rare opportunity to work and be credited on a real production.The students worked...

Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies students Michael Dau and Wayne Dillon

Students assist with typhoon relief efforts

Two Charles Darwin University humanitarian students have been working alongside logisticians coordinating the Australian medical response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.The students were...

From left: Dr Cornelius Delaney and CDU postgraduate visual art students Aly de Groot, Dr Bianca Hester (visiting lecturer), Anna Reynolds, Hayley West, Natasha Rowell and Sarah Moller

Postgrad visual art students meet in Darwin

Visual art researchers from throughout Australia converged on Casuarina campus recently for an inaugural postgraduate visual art symposium.The “Visual Art Postgraduate Consultation Symposium” brought...

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said CDU has a strong relationship with, and commitment to, the growing nation of Timor-Leste

CDU welcomes Timor-Leste students

A group of nine students from the Timor-Leste Government’s Ministry of Finance has arrived at Casuarina campus to begin their studies.Their arrival comes after the announcement that Charles Darwin...

Bronwyn Rossingh, Branden Watts, Kristien Ottewill, Jessica Campbell and Lorna Murakami-Gold at the Solar Centre near Alice Springs

‘Tomorrow’s students’ given taste of university life

A group of senior school students has returned home to Alice Springs after a week exploring Casuarina campus as part of a program designed to pique their interest in tertiary education.Centralian...

Nursing student Jane Alia was part of the cast and crew of award-winning film, “Our Journey”

Students scoop film awards

A group of Darwin youths has received the top honour at a Northern Territory film competition for a production that celebrates the Top End’s multicultural society.In addition to taking out the Best...

Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies student Anthony Ifeajika has joined the CDU Media team on a 50-day placement

Good Samaritan joins MACE team

A mental health and disability worker, and child protection advocate has recently joined Charles Darwin University’s Media team on a 50-day work placement as part of his studies.Originally from...

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover congratulates Amy Pike on completing a Certificate III in Children’s Services

Katherine celebrates year of academic success

It was a case of standing room only as friends and families gathered for Charles Darwin University’s Celebration of Achievement Ceremony in Katherine last week.Some 160 guests filled the Godinymayin...

Tennant Creek business students celebrate the end of the academic year

CDU celebrates student record in Tennant Creek

The Charles Darwin University community in Tennant Creek held its seventh annual presentation ceremony recently with a record 77 students completing qualifications.Tennant Creek Centre Leader Kate...

Centralian Street Stock champion Rowan Prudham

Automotive student wins speedway title

Automotive student Rowan Prudham is the Centralian Street Stock champion having steered the CDU project car to victory at Arunga Park Speedway in Alice Springs recently.That his car was the “last car...

Apprentices Bronson Aurisch, Joshua Duncombe and lecturer Rick Griffiths in the butchery at Alice Springs campus

Festive flavours flow in campus butchery

With Christmas fast approaching, it will come as no surprise that the main topic of conversation in Charles Darwin University’s butchery has taken on a distinctly festive flavour.Lecturer Rick...

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