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   Issue 9 - 1 October 2012 www.cdu.edu.au         

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CDU scoops prestigious training award
Charles Darwin University has won the prestigious Training Provider of the Year Award at the NT Training Awards in Darwin.

CDU rating reflects rising student satisfaction
Charles Darwin University has markedly improved its standing in the Good Universities Guide, an annual rating system that compares Australia's universities.

Humanitarian students to hit ground running at hot spots
Seven Charles Darwin University students will travel overseas in the next few weeks to undertake study-work placements with humanitarian agencies in some of the world's hot spots.
Lecture to examine major threats to biodiversity
A leading ecologist and conservation biologist will examine the challenges facing the preservation of biodiversity and maintenance of ecosystem functioning during a public lecture in Darwin next month.
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RESEARCH

Researchers target negative impacts of mining in West Timor
A group of Charles Darwin University academics is working to help reduce the negative impacts of manganese mining in West Timor.
Expert urges action to prevent shark extinctions
A Charles Darwin University academic warns that a large number of the world's shark species is in danger of extinction and has called for the swift introduction of a broad range of protection measures.
Colloquium to unearth research that works
The exciting science of translating health research into large-scale change will be the focus of an upcoming colloquium to be held at Charles Darwin University.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Social Justice Commissioner speaks out on Elder Abuse
The NT division of the Australian Association of Gerontology addressed the issue of lateral violence in their 2012 Conference, themed Elder Abuse and Neglect: A Cause for Action.
Darwin Symphony Orchestra wins at AbaF Awards
Darwin Symphony Orchestra has won prizes in two categories at the Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards in South Australia and the NT. It is the first Territory arts organisation ever to do so.
Local focus turns to corrosion in oil, gas industry
The unique corrosion issues facing the oil and gas industry in Northern Australia have been the subject of a seminar for specialists.
Thai Ambassador visits Casuarina campus
The Thai Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Maris Sangiampongsa, visited Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus recently.
Community welcomes The Heights, Durack
Charles Darwin University was among local organisations to welcome The Heights, Durack residential development at a special open day for the public on September 23.
Lecture to honour advocate for Indigenous Australians
An accomplished researcher and author will deliver a lecture at Charles Darwin University this month to commemorate the contribution of Dr Herbert Cole Coombs to Indigenous affairs.
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STAFF

Desert Diva finds way on to big stage
One of CDU's best-kept secrets is a secret no more.
Lecturer recognised for contribution to Chronic Diseases Network
A Charles Darwin University lecturer has been recognised for her outstanding contribution in the field of chronic diseases.
Cultural experience enriches vocal studies lecturer
CDU lecturer Paolo Fabris has returned to Darwin after a memorable cultural exchange with a group of Indigenous rock musicians at a remote teaching camp in Central Australia.
Chinese Co-Director joins Confucius Institute team
The Chinese Co-Director of Charles Darwin University's Confucius Institute has arrived from Anhui Normal University excited about the scope of collaborative teaching and learning prospects at the new facility.
History academic fondly remembered
A founding member of the University College of the Northern Territory, the Rev Dr Paul Webb, has died in Darwin, aged 80.
New quality management system makes world of difference
The newly introduced VET Quality Management System is making a world of difference to Alice Springs Customer Services Officer Bernie Edwards.
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STUDENTS

Student wins award for busy balanced life
A Charles Darwin University student in regional South Australia has won a national excellence award.
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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Students get handy at annual try-a-trade
About 200 Central Australian high school students participated in a range of hands-on activities during the Try-a-Trade event at Charles Darwin University's Alice Springs campus recently.
Photo in running for human rights prize
A concept photo by a Charles Darwin University staff member has been shortlisted in a competition by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
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ARTS

Visual Arts students to put their talent on show
Three final year Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries (Visual Arts) students will exhibit their work at Charles Darwin University's Nan Giese Gallery this month.
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