Issue 5
June 1, 2009

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Charles Darwin University
Corporate Communications
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Northern Editions

Jason Benjamin
What Becomes of Us?
etching on paper
Image size: 40 x 65 cm,
edition of 25
Collaborators: Jacqueline Gribbin and Gertjan Forrer
Printer: Jacqueline Gribbin
Price: $5500 (unframed)

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Registrations are now open
for the
Charles Darwin Symposium 2009
Charles Darwin: Shaping our Science, Society and Future

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Darwin 200

The Darwin200 initiative celebrates the life and legacy
of Charles Darwin. Celebrations are centred on Darwin’s 200th birthday in February 2009.

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Angelina George

Angelina George
born 1937, Nutwood Downs Station, Northern Territory
Mara and Warndarang
resides Beswick and Darwin, Northern Territory

Rainbow Serpent Dreaming 2004
Acrylic polymer paint
on Belgian linen
121 x 96 cm
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU1272
Acquired in 2005

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Herdsa conference

HERDSA 2009 is presented by Charles Darwin University.

This is the 32nd annual conference by the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), attracting people from Australasia and around the world.

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CDU and BIITE join forces in $30m Indigenous education centre

Indigenous boys The Northern Territory’s leaders in Indigenous education are joining forces to create the $30.7 million Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Education. Read more >>

CDU to work with Flinders Uni to grow NT's own doctors

Medical students at CDUThe Northern Territory will soon be producing its own doctors after the Australian Government announced $27.8 million in the Federal budget for an NT-based medical education program. Read more >>

Graduands robe up

More than 500 graduands robed up to receive formal recognition of the successful completion of their studies at Charles Darwin University during the mid-year graduation ceremonies at Casuarina campus.

Mapping Eastern Indonesia's health problems

Charles Darwin University recently played host to the head of the Department of health from Nusa Tenggara Timor (NTT), Dr Stef Bria, for a series of workshops and seminars on health mapping. Read more >>


Researcher challenges Australia's Kokoda story

A considerable revision in the Australian version of the Kokoda campaign is warranted, according to research by Charles Darwin University. Read more >>

Motor research sparks a quiet revolution

Dr Greg HeinsThe whining of industrial equipment, airconditioners and other devices relying on electric motors could be dramatically quietnened thanks to research by one of CDU's newest PhDs. Read more >>

Anger management plans 'failing Aboriginal men'

A Charles Darwin University researcher who spent extensive time interview Aboriginal inmates has called for a radical rethink of in-house anger management plans. Read more >>



Centre for Remote Health celebrates first decade

A leading central Australian health facility, the Centre for Remote Health (CHR), has celebrated a decade of service to the nation. Read more >>

CDU enlists Territory icon

Charles Darwin University joined more than 80 exhibitors at the recent National Careers and Employment Expo in Adelaide. Read more >>


CDU research leader presents controversial new research

Dr Dean CarsonA Charles Darwin University researcher provided a snapshot of the Northern Territory population when he released his latest research in a public seminar.


Double cause for nurses' celebration

GraduatesThis year's International Nurses Day held particular significance for 15 nursing students from Charles Darwin University. It coincided with their graduation.

Irish zoologist returns for more of the Top End

Veronica FrenchAn Irish zoology graduate of Trinity College Dublin and former Charles Darwin University Masters exchange student has just returned to CDU to complete a PhD through the School of Environmental Research.


Training flows from CDU to essential service operators

Charles Darwin University has expanded training at Power and Water Corporation to include a water sampling course for the company's bush-based essential service operators (ESOs). Read more >>



Virtual tourism - the real thing in Palmerston

Budding tourism and business employees can now sample real business thanks to the launch of the Travel Top End Virtual Enterprise at Charles Darwin University's Palmerston campus. Read more >>

Aboriginal workforce on track to reign in camel crisis

A new generation of Aboriginal stockmen and pastoralists could take a key role in the management of Australia's camel crisis, says Alice Springs based lecturer Peter Dempster. Read more >>


Northern Editions feature print

Northern EditionsJason Benjamin’s What becomes of us? is one of a series of three evocative black and white etchings currently on display at Northern Editions. Read more >>

CDU Art Collection

Angelina GeorgeThe youngest of the five “Joshua sisters” who hold responsibility for traditional land near Boomerang Lagoon, Angelina George grew up in Roper River country, attending the mission school, where she first began to draw in coloured chalks on slate. Read more >>


June highlights

June 3 Celebrating Mabo Day
June 6 World Environment Day
June 7 Blown Away - Darwin Symphony Orchestra Wild Ensemble
June 16-18 Year 9 Siemens Science Experience
June 16- 20 School of Environmental Research short course: Conservation and Business
June 25-26 Dealing with the Diaspora: Policy Framework and Options

For more information about upcoming events visit What's On