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   Issue 7 - 3 August 2010         

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Timothy Cook


Timothy Cook
(untitled), 2010
Japanese-style woodcut
Edition of 20
Image size: 33 x 53 cm
Paper size: 46 x 64 cm
Collaborator and printer: Jacqueline F Gribbin
Catalogue ID 10/36

Northern Editions - Current Exhibitions



Therese Ritchie
born 1961, Newcastle NSW
resides Darwin
Shortgrass People 1 and
Shortgrass People 2
Inkjet print on German etching paper, APs
Each 40 x 60 mm [image size]
Gifted by the artist to the CDU Art Collection, June 2010
Images © the artist

Looking at Art, CDU Art Collection & Art Gallery



Call For Papers
CDU Press is calling for submissions to this year’s issue of Hot Topics from the Tropics, our open access multidisciplinary journal.

Hot Topics from the Tropics, CDU Press


7-9 August

Garma Key Forum 2010: Indigenous Education and Training

11 - 20 August

DET Careers Expos: Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Darwin

13 August

CDU Public Lecture 2010

19 & 20 August

The Highly Effective Researcher Program

23-27 August

Higher Ed Week


CDU What's On calendar



CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff
at all levels



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Indigenous leader to head advisory group

One of the Territory’s most respected Aboriginal leaders will head a new group that will advise Charles Darwin University on Indigenous matters.

Talented Territory tenor eyes top prize

Talented local opera singer Kang Wang is bound for the national stage after being selected as a finalist of the 2010 Australian Singing Competition.

Hats off to NT finalists

Two Darwin-based junior chefs proved themselves too hot for the rest of the competition at the annual Nestlé’s Golden Chef’s Hat regional finals at the Palmerston campus recently.

GIS pioneer tackles Daly River troubles

A woman who came to the Northern Territory after a chance meeting in Pakistan with an Australian academic is gaining an international reputation for her research work based in the Daly River.

UN Indigenous expert to present Lingiari Memorial Lecture

One of Australia’s leading Indigenous experts and independent expert of the United Nations, Megan Davis will present the 11th Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture.

GARMA Key Forum to probe Indigenous education and training

Key issues, opportunities and emerging trends facing Indigenous education, training and economic development will be the focus of the GARMA 2010 Key Forum.

Planet in peril, says leading conservation expert

A free public lecture at Charles Darwin University next week will explore the alarming drivers of climate change and threats to tropical forests around the world.

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Scientists paint harbour pink

A research project tracking the flow of waste from sewerage outlets saw seawater in Darwin Harbour turn pink recently.

Lasers to be used in study of river system

Lasers will be used as part of a 12-month study of the Mary River aimed at generating a clearer understanding of how rising sea levels will affect the catchment.

Territory researcher on hunt for disappearing giant clam

Indigenous rangers are working with Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Shane Penny to survey the Northern Territory’s coastline for the threatened giant clam.

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Partnership helps build English skills in Timor Leste

The CDU Language and Literacy Division is working with ConocoPhillips to improve the English language and literacy skills of ConocoPhillips employees in Dili, Timor Leste.

Future astronauts learn how to keep fit in zero gravity

Keeping fit in space, space travel and space colonisation were on the syllabus at this year’s Northern Territory Space School (NTSS) for secondary students.

Anna spreads her wings with Qantas Art Award

Local artist Anna Reynolds not only had a chance to rub shoulders with the elite of the Australian art community at a recent awards night, she also put her own name up in lights.

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CDU academic to advise on Sustainable Population

Charles Darwin University Director of The Northern Institute Professor Daniela Stehlik has been appointed a key panel member to advise the Minister for Sustainable Population Tony Burke.

CDU leader to head NT Board of Studies

A member of Charles Darwin University’s executive has been appointed Chairperson of the body that develops and provides high-quality curriculum and assessment to students in the Northern Territory from Preschool to Year 12.

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CDU rugby team revels in gold medal glory

Charles Darwin University won a gold medal in rugby league sevens at the recent Northern University Games at Toowoomba in Queensland.

World game attracts students from around the globe

It wasn’t quite the World Cup final, but a recent soccer match between international and domestic students was still a huge hit with players and spectators.

Sound studio takes students into the future

The first industry-standard surround sound studio in the Territory is now up and running at Charles Darwin University.

CDU welcomes international students

Some 100 new international students from more than 30 countries were welcomed to CDU at an orientation session at the Casuarina campus.

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Oval rejuvenates body and spirit in remote community

A program reviving the community oval of Areyonga, two hours drive south-west of Alice Springs, is proving the value of sport in community empowerment.

Local youth offered a Kickstart

Young unemployed Alice Springs locals will be targetted for an introduction to trades program that will be launched next month.

Business sparks new career for Tori

A move from management to “the floor” is a move few people would consider but for mother-of-two Tori Krikke it's an exciting new career path away from the office.

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