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   Issue 6 - 5 July 2010         

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Rob Brown
God thinks you're alright
etching, aquatint and drypoint on Arches paper,
image size: 20 x 19.7 cm,
edition of 20,
Collaborator: Jacqueline F Gribbin
Price $195 (inc GST)

Feature print, Northern Editions



Colin Holt
born 1959, Swan Hill, Victoria
resides Darwin, Northern Territory
Untitled 2005
Acrylic on board
100 x 122cm
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU1257
Acquired 2005
Image © the artist

Looking at Art, CDU Art Collection & Art Gallery


5 to 7 July

The 10th Australian Conference on Mathematics and Computers in Sport

14 July

Orientation, Semester 2

19 July

Teaching commences, Semester 2


CDU What's On calendar




CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff
at all levels



104.1 Territory FM website




Chancellery takes out NT architecture awards

The new $17 million Chancellery at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus has received two major awards at the 2010 NT Architecture Awards.

Priorities for Indigenous higher education

The Third Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council (IHEAC) recently met at Charles Darwin University (CDU) to discuss key priorities for Indigenous higher education in Australia.

ABRACADABRA proves magic for NT students

A literacy program in Indigenous education, ABRACADABRA! (ABRA) is being trialled in six urban and remote Northern Territory schools.

Big men of bread rise to the top

A trio of master Territory bakers has just missed out on top spot at this year’s Australian Artisan Baking Cup in Sydney.

BIITE, CDU to enter higher education partnership 

The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) and Charles Darwin University are entering into a formal collaborative partnership that will benefit both organisations and improve the quality of higher education available to Indigenous people.

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CDU research to assist Territory landholders

A Charles Darwin University (CDU) research proposal to assist Northern Territory landholders has received a grant as part of the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects Scheme.

Managing protected areas with Malaysia

CDU’s School for Environmental Research is working with two universities in Malaysia to improve joint management of protected areas in Australia and Malaysia.

CDU hosts academic delegation from UMS, Indonesia

CDU and the Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS) are working together to strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation.

World-first Indigenous Knowledge Guide wins top award

A world-first guide on the respectful sharing of Aboriginal traditional knowledge has been awarded one of the research sector's highest accolades.

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Palmerston oval to receive facelift

The Northern Territory Government has unveiled the concept plans to deliver first class sporting facilities in Palmerston that will deliver significant upgrades across five sports.

Territory pioneer celebrates 90th

Edgar Dunis, an alumnus of Charles Darwin University and the single biggest individual donor to the institution, recently celebrated his 90th birthday (Thursday, 24 June).

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Long-serving ladies love the littlies

A strong sense of family and a love for what they do has allowed a group of five child care workers to achieve astounding longevity in one Australia’s most transient industries.

Long service awards for staff

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

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A tough road to the Territory

It has been a long road to the Territory for 21-year-old refugee Mohammed Ahmed Yossuf and his family.

Swedish exchange student sees NT sites in style

CDU exchange student Linda Engstrom was recently invited to see the tourist sites around Darwin and get paid for it.

A beautiful mind inspires Fran

A burning desire to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians and an enquiring mind have led Francesca Bennett on one of the most rewarding journeys of her life.

Deborah our first Nurse Practitioner off the rank

Deborah Spurgeon is set to make history by becoming the first Nurse Practitioner (NP) graduated by Charles Darwin University.

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Students thrust into humanitarian 'disaster'

The wide open spaces of a Territory station await the arrival of 10,000 traumatised, desperate refugees and you have just two weeks to create a place of safety and security.

Indigenous urbanisation could be a click away

The roll-out of more reliable and higher speed Internet in regional and remote communities may force a fundamental rethink of Indigenous urban migration, a Darwin-based academic claims.

Remote Nurse Practitioner Program launched in NT

A Masters program to train specialist nursing practitioners for remote and Indigenous communities has been launched in Central Australia.

Awards ceremony makes Hannah's birthday

Recognition for her study and work achievements was a great birthday present for 18-year-old Hannah Auld.

Robyn shines light for others

Bachelor of Arts graduate Robyn McInerney is a shining example of persistence and determination in study.

University salutes Centralian icon

From his humble beginnings building airstrips, the late Dr Bernie Kilgariff OAM rose to become a pivotal figure in the development of Central Australia.

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