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   Issue 7 - 3 August 2011         

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Northern Editions printmaking studio

Fishy Relief is a community based project that retraces and reuses relief blocks created in 1923 by Gilbert Whitley during his studies in Ichthyology.

Participants in this event include Year 9 students from Darwin Middle School, teacher Sue Loeliger, local artist and papermaker Winsome Jobling and Northern Editions senior printmaker Jacqueline Gribbin.

The fish prints created during workshops will be exhibited at various locations throughout the Darwin Festival with a ceremonial release of the prints back to water

*please note that the paper and inks used are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.


CDU Art Collection

Alfonso Puautjimi
Born 1969, Bathurst Island
Dance: Dingo
Skin Group: Sun
The Keeping House 2010
Natural ochres and binder on Arches paper, 76 x 56cm [image & paper]
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU1990
Purchased through the CDU Foundation for the CDU Art Collection, 2011
Image © the artist & courtesy Ngaruwanajirri Inc

CDU Art Collection
& Art Gallery


CDU Press

Forthcoming Title – To be Released in August 2011

Brass Discs, Dog Tags and Finger Scanners
The Apology and Aboriginal Protection in the Northern Territory 1863-1972

By Stephen Gray

Read more at CDU Press

August 2011


Ngaruwanajirri: helping one another - Charles Darwin University Art Gallery from 10am to 4pm


12th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture


Open Day - Casuarina campus 10am to 3pm

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


104.1 Territory FM website


Territory education program wins national acclaim
A Charles Darwin University course that assists first-year students to transition successfully into higher education has been recognised as one of Australia’s best university programs.

Historian to lead CDU faculty

A distinguished historian will join Charles Darwin University later this month to head the Faculty of Law, Education, Business and Arts (LEBA).

Researchers in race for computer speed

Some of the sharpest minds in sophisticated computer modelling will gather at Charles Darwin University this week to consider questions with potentially dramatic implications globally.

Big acts land in Darwin as part of CDU’s Open Day

Casuarina campus will throw open its doors on Sunday August 28 for a free day of family fun as it showcases the best it offers in education and training.

MEGA agreement extends CDU’s reach into Sydney
The signing of a partnership agreement is set to expand Charles Darwin University’s course offerings available to domestic and international students in the Sydney area.

Lingiari lecture proposes systemic change to Indigenous health

Critical steps toward improving the outlook for the next generation of Indigenous Australians will be the focus of the upcoming Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture.

Head of School named NT’s top engineer

A Charles Darwin University (CDU) academic has been recognised by industry, government and his peers as the Northern Territory’s leading professional engineer.

Health Minister welcomes NT medical students

New research institute to create real change

The new Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) will be launched early this month, bringing together world-class expertise to ensure the Territory is best placed to benefit from its impending resources boom while preserving its unique environment.

Rural college scores swag of ribbons and trophies at Top End shows

Agriculture students and staff at Katherine Rural College are basking in the glory of two outstanding weeks on the Territory Show circuit.

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Reducing alcohol-related deaths in the NT

 A Charles Darwin University lecturer has received an Australian Academy of Science (AAS) award to visit North American institutes to assist with his research into reducing alcohol-related deaths among young Indigenous people.

Innovative NT educators gain Churchill Fellowships

Two researchers from Charles Darwin University have been awarded a 2011 Churchill Fellowship for innovative research in education and training in the Northern Territory.

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Local experts to weigh in on global issues at TEDxDarwin

A health technologist, a world class dancer and a young entrepreneur will be among the first round of speakers to front an upcoming TEDxDarwin event.

NT business welcomes new Consul for Indonesia

The strong business ties between the Northern Territory and Indonesia have been reaffirmed with the new Acting Consul for Indonesia welcomed to his role.

Hayley's decorating class 'takes the cake'

CDU’s cake decorating workshops have unearthed some exquisite creative and culinary skills in Alice Springs.

Students on space mission to Mars

The launch of space rockets, designing a space gym and creating an efficient “lander” for planet Mars were some of the subjects covered at the 2011 Northern Territory Space School program (NTSS) at the Palmerston Campus.

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NT effort on Census night ‘will be rewarded’

Territorians will need to buck the “lazy” tag this Census if they are to secure much needed federal funding for areas such as education, health and roads, according to a population expert.

Tim hopes to rise to the occasion in international comp

A Charles Darwin University trained baker has been selected in a team of four to represent Australia at an international artisan baking competition.

Awards recognise and reward long-serving staff

Long-serving members of staff at Charles Darwin University have been recognised at a special ceremony.

Commitment to humanitarian work awarded

CDU Humanitarian and Community Studies lecturer Dan Baschiera has received the Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Darwin North for his commitment to humanitarian work.

New book probes Aboriginal protection in NT

A new book examining the history of Aboriginal “protection” and whether the current Northern Territory Emergency Response is repeating mistakes of the past will be launched next week.

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Refugees, business welcome horticulture program

A pre-employment program assisting refugees and new immigrants into work is also addressing labour shortages in the horticulture industry in the Top End.

Chilly start to Semester 2 in Alice Springs

A small but determined group of students attended the Semester 2 Orientation program at Alice Springs campus on 13 July.

Regional Campuses

VC recognises long-serving Katherine duo

Two long-serving staff members have been recognised by Charles Darwin University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, during his annual road trip to CDU campuses and delivery centres.

CDU hosts NT’s finest hair artists

A CDU-trained hairdresser will travel to the national finals of the Worldskills challenge after winning the Territory final at the Palmerston campus.

Cocktail service fit for a PM

CDU’s Hospitality students pulled out all stops when Prime Minister Julia Gillard attended a function at the Karawa Training Restaurant on Palmerston campus during a recent visit to the NT.


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