Issue 10
2 November 2009


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NORTHERN EDITIONS
FEATURE PRINT

 

Rob Brown
Charles Darwin 1863
2009
Etching, drypoint and aquatint
Image size: 58 x 40 cm
Paper size: 80 x 60 cm
Collaborating printer:
Jacqueline F. Gribbin

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CDU ART COLLECTION
'LOOKING AT ART'

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WHAT'S ON
IN NOVEMBER

Monday, Nov 9

1pm

Opening of Chancellery, Orange 12, Casuarina campus

Tuesday, Nov 24

10am

Unveilling Darwin 200 Sculpture, Chancellery, Orange 12, Casuarina campus

 


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TOP STORIES

CDU makes top five research performers

The quality of research at Charles Darwin University is recognised in a new international ranking of universities.
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Health of Buffalo Creek under the microscope

The ecological health of Buffalo Creek has been severely damaged by the sewage flowing into it, researchers have found after an intense week of sampling.
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Top End trainee chefs take trophies for the Territory

Six talented Top End students brought glory to the Territory after attending the AUS-TAFE Culinary Finals 2009 in Canberra.
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CDU Press

Chief Minister’s award honours CDU Press title

A CDU press publication entitled Yalangbara: Art of the Djang’kawu is the joint winner of the 2009 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award. Read more >>

Belching buffaloes the cash cow, says academic

The Top End's wild buffalo populations should be culled for their carbon credits, according to a leading Northern Territory academic.
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RESEARCH

City living certainly suits NT lizard

Human influence has led to some dramatic changes in the conspicuous Darwin inhabitant, the lizard Lophognathus temporalis according to research undertaken by CDU PhD recipient, Dr Sebastian Iglesias.
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Research highlights plight of freshwater crayfish 

Freshwater crayfish are important in aquatic communities and threatened by human impacts, but little is known of their evolutionary history despite this information being necessary for the conservation of any species. 
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

New Artistic Director and Chief Conductor at DSO helm

The Chair of the Darwin Symphony Orchestra Board, Mr Kevin Davis AM, has announced the appointment of a new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor. Read more >>

Pedals power Uni staff for annual event

It took more than predicted rain to keep a group Charles Darwin University “bikers” from participating in the 2009 Ride to Work Day. Read more >>

Chainsaw donation a boost to bush learning

Seven quality chainsaws have been loaned to Charles Darwin University to help improve training outcomes for students in Central Australia.
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STAFF

Education leaders honour CDU academic

A professional association of leaders in education has made a prestigious award to a Charles Darwin University academic. Read more >>

VC launches VET residential program

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover has unveiled an innovative residential program designed to increase VET Team Leaders’ capacity to meet the shifting demands in the vocational education industry. Read more >>

World Justice Forum recognises CDU work in social inclusion

CDU researcher Associate Professor Tess Lea has been invited to provide leadership on discussions about the rule of law on education during the World Justice Forum in Vienna this month. Read more >>

Academic brings Indonesian poet to print

Indonesian Fitri Nganthi Wani (Wani) has not seen her father for more than 10 years and her sorrow visibly moved the 900-strong audience she was addressing. Read more >>

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STUDENTS

Students really can clean up after themselves!

Armed with bags, gloves and picks, a group of Charles Darwin University students moonlighted as eco-warriors for the day recently to take part in the Great Northern Cleanup.
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All signs Point to CDU

Some of the Territory’s finest creative minds have been exercised to provide the material for a week-long exhibition recently launched at Charles Darwin University.
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Tour studies city in a garden

A group of Darwin horticulturalists has returned from a study tour of Singapore with ideas on how the Territory might use horticulture as a driver for economic development. Read more >>

IT's about conquering fears for Robina

Literally anyone can pick up IT skills, according to 69-year-old Robina Plume-Fowler-Dreon.
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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Academic: NT lacks thirst for Indigenous water knowledge

Indigenous knowledge and attitudes to water represent the missing link in Central Australia’s water management plans, according to an Alice Springs-based academic. Read more >>

Boss becomes apprentice in thirst for learning

An Alice Springs business owner has taken an unusual approach to learning a new trade –he’s becoming an apprentice in his own company.
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Child care boost for Alice Springs

Child care will be made a little easier in Alice Springs with the reopening of a child care centre next to Charles Darwin University. Read more >>

New staff take reins at regional campuses

CDU’s Palmerston campus has a new campus administrator for the next eight months. Read more >>

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