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Issue 6
July 6, 2009


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Research


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NORTHERN EDITIONS FEATURE PRINT

Marina Strocchi
Orange-Footed Scrub Fowl 2007
Lithograph
Image size: 23.8 x 31.8 cm
Paper size: 45 x 50 cm

Price: $495 inc. GST (unframed)

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CDU ART COLLECTION

Therese Ritchie
born 1961, Newcastle NSW
resides Darwin
Johnny Balaiya, Casuarina Beach, Darwin
2004
Digital print on paper edn 3/3
440 x 1200 mm [image + paper size]
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU1254
Acquired in 2005.

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Hot Topics from the Tropics
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WHAT'S ON

July 6-9 HERDSA 2009
July 15 Mid-year Orientation

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TOP NEWS STORIES

CDU part of $8m Centre of Excellence for Local Government

Charles Darwin University is set to be part of an $8 million Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government, announced by the Federal Government.
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University targets online tools teaching

Engaging and interactive online learning tools will form a critical part of a three-year, $10 million program to improve the quality of teaching and learning at Charles Darwin University. Read more >>

Conference to focus on nation-building in Timor-Leste

Nation-building in Timor-Leste will be the topic of an international conference to be held in the capital, Dili, in early July. Read more >>

New appointment to key health role

One of New Zealand's most experienced nursing health academics has joined Charles Darwin University as the new Head of the School of Health Sciences.
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Fashion students gain inspiration from a master


Fashion and Visual Arts students were treated to a master class from a true master recently when Alice Springs-based textile artist Philomena Hali ran a one-day workshop in avante garde fabric production techniques. Read more >>

 

Professional accreditation equals good news for grads

CDU’s Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management course has received full accreditation from record managers’ professional body. Read more >>

 

 

 

New admin building nears completion

Construction of Charles Darwin University’s new administration building, Orange 12, is nearing completion. Read more >>

RESEARCH

Birthing on country ‘strengthens community ties’

Offering Aboriginal women the option to give birth in their own community could strengthen Aboriginal women’s business and cultural obligations, according to research by a CDU Honours student. Read more >>


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

NT Space School blasts off in Darwin

The Charles Darwin University sponsored NT Space School (NTSS) has just blasted off for the second year running, this time at its new home, the Darwin Airport Inn. Read more >>

STAFF

Long-serving exec to be interim head of VET

One of Charles Darwin University’s longest serving executives is taking up the most senior Vocational Education and Training (VET) position in the organisation. Read more >>

STUDENTS

Tanzanian nursing student overcomes adversity to graduate

For Tanzanian born student Bupe Kyelu, graduating from CDU’s Bachelor of Nursing program was not simply a qualification to allow her to fulfil her career goals, but rather a triumph over adversity. Read more >>
Inaugural awards ceremony rewards CDU’s first Pharmacy graduates

The outstanding achievements of CDU Bachelor of Pharmacy students were acknowledged during the course’s inaugural awards night, which coincided with the university’s mid-year graduation ceremony.
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Southern students look to the NT for teaching options

Juggling family commitments and living in regional Australia were no barriers for Bendigo local Susana Fernandez-McKeown, who realised her teaching ambitions through CDU. Read more >>

 

 


International program brings learning boost to Alice Springs


Helping parents to help their children has bought satisfaction for former Charles Darwin University student Veronica Ecenarro. Read more >>

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

New telescope to be installed at CDU’s Katherine campus

A new high-tech telescope will make Charles Darwin University’s Katherine campus part of an Australia-wide network that will detect the tiny movements of our continent. Read more >>

 

Bad back brings new direction for Alan

Imagine spending 30 years running a successful business and being told it will put you in a wheelchair. Read more >>

 

 

Coast protectors head south for new skills

The NT’s Indigenous Sea Rangers will be better prepared to gather evidence and assist police to prosecute illegal fishermen and polluters after completing an inaugural training program in Katherine. Read more >>

ARTS

Special birthday gift brings smiles to Alice art lovers

The Alice Springs based Araluen Cultural Precinct received a special present for its recent 25th anniversary: a striking art piece from lecturer Henry Smith. Read more >>