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   Issue 8 - 3 September 2012 www.cdu.edu.au         

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Work to start on Menzies building at Casuarina campus
Site work for a multi-million-dollar Menzies School of Health Research facility will begin on Casuarina campus this month.

Agreement furthers oil and gas training and research
Charles Darwin University has furthered its capacity for education, research and on-the-job training related to the needs of the oil and gas industry after signing a memorandum of understanding with Incospec and Associates Australia.

Indigenous visionary delivers Lingiari lecture
A nationally acclaimed Indigenous educator, who encourages students to break negative stereotypes, has delivered the 13th annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at Charles Darwin University.
Staff and students scoop prestigious prizes
Two Charles Darwin University art students from the Top End and a lecturer in Central Australia have demonstrated outstanding artistic acumen with wins in high profile art competitions recently.
Conservation scientists to probe region's issues
More than 200 conservation scientists from the Asia Pacific area will meet in Darwin this month to discuss conservation biology issues relevant to the region.
Symposium to explore refugees, terrorism and the future
Charles Darwin University's The Northern Institute will tackle some of Australia's more vexed social and political issues when it hosts an asylum seeker symposium in Darwin this week.
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RESEARCH

'Change necessary' to secure bright future for solar project
A Charles Darwin University review into the Alice Solar City project has found that while the project has been highly successful, it must adapt if it is to continue and survive into the future.
RIEL postgrad takes out NT Three Minute Thesis title
In a well-waged war of words, six Charles Darwin University research higher degree students duelled for prize-money and notoriety at the recent Three Minute Thesis competition.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Year 10 students explore neuroscience studies
Charles Darwin University has thrown open its doors to budding neuroscientists to help raise awareness of neurological and mental illnesses and to share the latest in the field's research.
Staff, students taking art on the road
A 1985 van will be transformed into a mobile venue for public art as a group of artists, including CDU lecturers and students, travels throughout Darwin this month.
Open Day 2012 Image Gallery
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STAFF

Revolutionary CDU academic receives international accolades
A founder of one of the most revolutionary mathematical theories underpinning modern advances in biology and medicine has been honoured with two prominent accolades.
Arts lecturer paints choristers singing for their supper
Charles Darwin University lecturer Henry Smith combined his passion for art and music in an exhibition of portraits that opened in Alice Springs recently.
Steps toward better education in East Timor
Australian and East Timorese academics will join forces next month to tackle issues related to providing education for all children in one of the world's newest nations.
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STUDENTS

Busy shops snap up retail students
A group of Charles Darwin University retail students has begun working in some of Alice Springs' busiest shops, following the recent completion of a 10-week pre-employment program.
Fees deliver resources and services for online students
Free postage when returning library books and the appointment of an Advocacy Officer to assist students are among new benefits Charles Darwin University is delivering to its students.
Young Australian of the Year inspires female engineering students
Engineering visionary, industry leader and 2012 Young Australian of the Year Marita Cheng visited Charles Darwin University recently as part of the Australia Day Council's Tour of Honour.
Cookery students lend a hand at Darwin Festival
A quartet of CDU Cookery students has gained invaluable experience by working on the recent Darwin Festival's Gourmet Gala on the Green Dinner.
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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Team CDU denied glory in famous boat regatta
Charles Darwin University's "The Black Pearls" went within a breath of glory in the BYO Boat class at the Henley-on-Todd regatta in Alice Springs last month.
Artist-in-residence brings Japanese touch to ceramics classes
Visiting ceramics artist Miki Oka has turned her hand to most things Australian while in Alice Springs - even trying a good cup of billy tea.
Students explore study options at career expo
About 650 secondary school students and parents explored study and career options at the annual careers expo in Alice Springs recently, with many making enquiries at Charles Darwin University's information booths.
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