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   Issue 11 - 4 December 2012 www.cdu.edu.au         

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TOP STORIES

CDU opens research, training facility for oil and gas industry
The $7 million North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG), which is at the vanguard of research and training for the Northern Territory's burgeoning oil and gas industry, has begun operations at Charles Darwin University.

World first research centre to be based in Darwin
A ground-breaking Memorandum of Understanding to create the world's first tropical environment focused tidal energy research centre in Darwin has been signed by Tenax Energy Pty Ltd ("Tenax Energy") and Charles Darwin University (CDU).

CDU first Australian university to offer chemical engineering on line
Charles Darwin University will next year become the first Australian university - and the third in the world - to offer bachelor and master programs in chemical engineering on line.
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RESEARCH

Sea level rise impacting NT's unique river systems
Charles Darwin University researchers are modelling the possible future impacts of sea-level rise on some of the Northern Territory's iconic river systems.
Alice Springs 'well placed' to respond to climate change impacts
The capacity of Alice Springs to adapt to a hotter and wetter climate is relatively sound, a report by a Charles Darwin University researcher has found.
Ongoing support for NT educators at CDU
A new prospectus launched recently by Minister of Education Robyn Lambley offers NT educators new leadership and development programs through the Centre for School Leadership, Learning and Development at Charles Darwin University.
Researcher recognised for improving knowledge transfer
A Menzies School of Health Research academic has been recognised for opening the door to knowledge transfer that has previously been closed because of red tape and prohibitive costs.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Scholarships encourage NT students to start uni
A scholarship program that encourages more NT high school students to go to university has emerged from a partnership between Charles Darwin University and secondary schools.
Expert oil and gas engineer offers NT 'real life' perspective
The founder of a unique association of professors based in Paris was recently in Darwin to give students and industry a "real life" perspective on oil and gas offshore production and exploration.
High-tech garden enhances learning
A group of 18 students from Darwin High School has shown how technology can help grow a garden project.
Lecturer makes up picture-perfect ballerinas
A Charles Darwin University lecturer was one of the unsung heroes at the ballet production "Coppelia", which played at the Darwin Entertainment Centre recently.
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STAFF

WA Government heeds bird extinction warnings
The work of two Charles Darwin University researchers was written into legislative changes announced by the West Australian Government last month.
Honour for music lecturer and 'Yothu Yindi buddies'
A Charles Darwin University music lecturer was among the glitter and action when NT band Yothu Yindi was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame recently.
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STUDENTS

Graduate claims prestigious art prize
An acclaimed local artist who has a long association with Charles Darwin University has been recognised at one of Australia's most prestigious art awards.
SRC has fresh ideas for 2013
Enhancing sport and public debating activities will be the focus of the university's newly elected Student Representative Council (SRC) in 2013.
Students deliver winning project for poor nation
A trio of Charles Darwin University students has been recognised at a competition that promotes innovative solutions to issues faced by the world's poorest nations.
Film competition raises security awareness
Teams of Interactive Digital Media students recently went head-to-head in a competition that aimed to raise awareness of personal security on campus.
Trades awards night remembers Patrick 'Paddy' Bird
Charles Darwin University's School of Trades remembered tradesman Patrick "Paddy" Bird at a student awards ceremony last month.
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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

New Indigenous graduates benefit community
Indigenous communities in and around Katherine will benefit after 16 community and health service professionals celebrated gaining knowledge and skills at Charles Darwin University.
Better blended learning for Central Australian students
Charles Darwin University is exploring ways to improve the "blended learning experience" for a greater number of Central Australian students.
Barkly celebrates strong academic year
The Charles Darwin University's Barkly community celebrated a year of achievement with 32 graduands receiving certificates at the sixth annual presentation evening in Tennant Creek this week.
Student artwork on display in Alice gallery
The work of about 100 Charles Darwin University art students has gone on display at the Araluen art centre in Alice Springs.
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ARTS

Indigenous artists learn Japanese printmaking techniques
In a merging of cultures, a group of Indigenous artists is using a traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking technique dating back hundreds of years to illustrate the stories of their country.
Exhibition a labour of love for CDU Art Gallery team
An exhibition that explores how Aboriginal Australia has informed contemporary art has opened in the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery.
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