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   Issue 6 - 2 July 2013         

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CDU Art Collection

Violet Hammer


b.c.1948, Butcher Lagoon, Bing Bong Station, north of Borroloola, NT
Region: Mara Camp
Yanyuwa language group
Cowboy from the Gulf 2012
Screenprint, edn 8/20
18.5 x 17cm [image, irreg]; 28.5 x 38cm [paper]
Collaborator/Printer: Colin Holt
Published by Waralungku Arts, Borroloola, Northern Territory
Gifted by Professor Andrew Reeves, Chairman of the CDU Cultural Collections Advisory Board (CCCAB) through the CDU Foundation to the CDU Art Collection, 2012 – CDU 2331
Image © the artist & courtesy Waralungku Arts, Borroloola, NT

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Maria Josette Orsto
Wiyini (ferns) 2012
Edition of 10
Image: H 98 x W 49.5cm
Collaborator: J.F. Gribbin / G.L. Lee
Printer : G. L. Lee
Catalogue ID: 12-16

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July 2013


Professorial Lecture Series

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
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CDU shines among world’s top 100 young universities
Charles Darwin University has again featured on a prestigious list of the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old.

Asia expert to deliver perspective of 'Asian Century' in north
A senior academic, documentary filmmaker and anthropologist with more than 40 years of engagement with Asia will deliver the second 2013 Charles Darwin University Professorial Lecture on July 30.

New members of Academic Board announced
The new members of Charles Darwin University’s senior academic advisory body, the Academic Board, have been announced.

Local oil and gas industry to benefit from new testing facility
A new testing facility will help Northern Territory-based industry involved in oil and gas to make crucial decisions about the integrity of materials used in fabrication.

$800,000 boost for engineering at CDU
New equipment valued at $800,000 has further ensured that Charles Darwin University has one of the most comprehensive process engineering training facilities in Australia. 

Vice-Chancellor unveils new Code of Conduct
Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover formally launched the Charles Darwin University Code of Conduct during the University’s program of marquee events in Alice Springs recently.

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Research seeks to engage global environmental citizens
A book delving into the social aspects surrounding the role of the world citizens in the future sustainability of the environment has been published by a group of Australian and international scholars.

UK film crew in NT to make documentary from ground-breaking research
A British film crew was recently in Darwin to shoot footage for a documentary on the pioneering research of a Charles Darwin University academic that shocked the classical music world in 2006.

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Update from The Heights, Durack
Construction continues on schedule at The Heights, Durack the new residential development adjacent to Palmerston Campus.

DSO showcased at new Jetstar route opening
A quartet from the Darwin Symphony Orchestra performed during the official launch of the inaugural Jetstar flight from Sydney to Uluru.

NT's first public car charging station opens at CDU
The Northern Territory’s first public electric vehicle charging station was officially opened at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus last month.

Conference draws trainers from across Australia
Educators from across Australia recently converged on Charles Darwin University to look to the future of agriculture, horticulture, and conservation and land management training.

Conference focuses on future of diversity
The role of diversity in global societies of the future was the hot topic at an international conference held at CDU late last month.

Symposium reframes refugees
Experts in multiculturalism and immigration law and policy challenged common presumptions about refugees coming to Australia at a recent symposium in Darwin.

Year 11s look to careers in science
A group of budding scientists learnt about fluid mechanics, infectious diseases and the many shapes and colours of bacteria as part of a recent science experience at Charles Darwin University.

CDU sponsors emerging young Indigenous leader
Charles Darwin University is sponsoring a future Indigenous leader’s participation in a United Nations Youth Australia leadership gathering in New Zealand.

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Math key to sports performance
A leading sports science statistician has travelled to Turkey and Spain to present research that accurately predicted the outcome of the men’s 100 meters sprint at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Researcher encourages responsible mining in West Timor
A project led by a Charles Darwin University researcher is encouraging safe and sustainable approaches to small-scale manganese mining in Indonesia.

'Milk man' puts art on show
Milk, coloured gels and food dyes are some of the subjects that make up a Charles Darwin University staff member’s photographic exhibition.

Australians need to 'school up on environmental literacy'
A Charles Darwin University academic has warned that Australia’s capacity to engage with the future rests with an urgent need to boost the nation’s ability to “read the environment”.

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CDU students train to fight bushfires
A group of Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management students from the greater Darwin region is the first Charles Darwin University cohort to participate in bushfire fighting training.

Humanitarian student helps introduce Indigenous children to school
A Charles Darwin University student is making a difference to the lives of some of the youngest residents in a remote Northern Territory community.

Media graduate plans to use film to spread Gospel
A Charles Darwin University media graduate who plans to use her film-making skills to spread the Christian Gospel has been awarded the Ronny Reinhard Memorial Award for creative arts.

Art students show creativity and character
Visual arts students from Darwin, Alice Springs and several remote communities will have their best works displayed this month in one of the Territory’s most eminent exhibition spaces.

Students design shelter for community group
A group of Charles Darwin University students has designed a new operations centre for a Darwin-based organisation that supports people with disabilities.

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Alice Springs campus boasts record number of graduates
A record number of students took part in Charles Darwin University’s mid-year graduation ceremony in Alice Springs recently.

University to honour top Alice Springs students
Charles Darwin University’s most exceptional Central Australian students have received awards at the annual prize-giving and scholarships ceremony in Alice Springs.

Nursing lecturer the first to bear ceremonial mace in Alice Springs
A new chapter in the annals of university tradition was written last week when nursing lecturer Robin Cross became the first person in Alice Springs to carry Charles Darwin University’s ceremonial mace.

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