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   Issue 7 - 6 August 2013         

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CDU Art Collection

Violet Hammer


b.c.1948, Butcher Lagoon, Bing Bong Station, north of Borroloola, NT
Region: Mara Camp
Yanyuwa language group
Cowboy from the Gulf 2012
Screenprint, edn 8/20
18.5 x 17cm [image, irreg]; 28.5 x 38cm [paper]
Collaborator/Printer: Colin Holt
Published by Waralungku Arts, Borroloola, Northern Territory
Gifted by Professor Andrew Reeves, Chairman of the CDU Cultural Collections Advisory Board (CCCAB) through the CDU Foundation to the CDU Art Collection, 2012 – CDU 2331
Image © the artist & courtesy Waralungku Arts, Borroloola, NT

CDU Art Collection
& Art Gallery


Northern Editions

Artist: Bai Bai Napangardi
Title: Mungai
Community: Balgo (Warlayirti Artists)
Medium: Etching
Image size: 39 x 50 cm

Northern Editions

August 2013


Lecture - Calligaphy, Nature and LIfe


Big Blue Rope Ties Math in Knots


Research Enhancement Program workshops


Worldskills Australia Rivers Regions - Try a Skill


Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture


CDU Open Day


CDU Engagement with Timor-Leste

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


104.1 Territory FM website


VC to take on new role

Charles Darwin University will embark immediately on recruiting a new Vice-Chancellor following the resignation of CDU’s second Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover, who will leave the university at the end of the year for a position in New South Wales.

CDU expands bushfires research

A new centre for bushfire research at Charles Darwin University aims to extend the capacity to deliver applied fire management research and training opportunities particularly to land managers in north Australia and regional neighbours.
Psych Clinic

Psychology clinic opens its doors

A new clinic offering psychology services to Territorians has been officially opened at Charles Darwin University.

Mark your calendars for CDU Open Day

Community members are invited to enjoy a jam-packed day of cultural activities, interactive workshops and free family entertainment at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus Open Day.

Meeting of the minds

Casuarina campus was put on show during a recent meeting of some of Australia’s most influential university leaders.

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Researcher snaps first glimpse of baby croc behaviour

A Charles Darwin University researcher has peered into the murky depths of the behaviour of Northern Australia’s most voracious predator finding their innate survival instinct begins from day one.
Dwarf Crocs

Cane toads prove a devastating dinner for dwarf crocs

New research has revealed that cane toads have wiped out some populations of dwarf crocodiles in Northern Australia

Survey targets NT seniors

Seniors could stand to benefit from services that better meet their health, housing, employment and income needs by completing a survey launched last month.

Showcasing CDU’s research in Indonesia

Charles Darwin University’s exchange of knowledge and skills for the advancement of education, public policy leg of its regional and national tour this month.

Swimming Pools

Swimming pools unlikely to impact ear disease rates

Research by the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) has found that swimming pools are unlikely to significantly reduce or increase levels of severe middle ear disease in remote Aboriginal communities.

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CDU unveils friendly face of modern maths

Students, parents and educators are invited to Charles Darwin University this Friday evening for an outdoor mathematics activity that promises to be as much fun as it will be challenging.

European Union delegate visits

On his official visit to the Northern Territory, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union His Excellency Mr David Daly stopped by Casuarina campus.     

Member for Arafura shown ACIKE

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover showed the Member for Arafura, Francis Xavier around The Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education on his first visit to the University recently.
Defending Australia

Forum to address US military presence in Darwin

A former Australian Prime Minister will contribute to the debate about the United States’ military presence in northern Australia at a symposium being held in Darwin this month.

Print exhibition

Printed works to go on show

Limited edition prints by prolific Indigenous artists from the Warlayirti and Bindi art centres will be on show at Charles Darwin University this month.

Calligraphy Lecture

RSVP now for calligraphy lecture

The Director General of Primary Schools, Mr Li Mingyang from the Chinese Province of Anhui will give a free public lecture on calligraphy and its relationship to nature and life.

Luminous exhibition kicks off national tour in NT

A major exhibition exploring artists’ engagement with the phenomenon of light will open at Charles Darwin University on the first leg of its regional and national tour this month.

Forum to address maternal, child deaths

A public forum discussing the social, cultural, political and economic issues relating to preventable deaths of mothers and newborns will be held in Darwin this month.


Hospitality students cook up more funds for charity

Hospitality staff and students at Palmerston campus have again shown their flare in the kitchen, in the restaurant, and as fund raisers.

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Harvard to hear desert voice training lessons

A Charles Darwin University researcher who has used the secrets of a voice training program to teach Indigenous musicians has shared his experience with some of the world’s leading vocal experts at Harvard University.

Art challenge promotes product upcycling

One of the world’s most recognised and awarded environmental artists has participated in a sustainable arts project that used recycled coffee capsules as the core medium.

Executives attend Confucius Institute talks

A Charles Darwin University delegation travelled to China recently to visit the university's Confucius Institute partners.

Bright future for art lecturer’s time machine

The future is bright for a Charles Darwin University lecturer’s “time machine”, which picked up a major prize in Central Australia’s top art competition recently.

Trailblazer attracts prestigious award

The founder of the longest and largest study of Aboriginal people in Australia has been named as the recipient of the highest award offered by the Menzies School of Health Research, the Menzies Medallion.

New professor focuses on alcohol, drug harm prevention

An academic whose research focuses on the development of alcohol and other drug harm prevention programs is the new Professor of Health in Education at Charles Darwin University.

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Women‘s Weekly comp selects inspirational law student

A Charles Darwin University Law student has been selected as one of fifteen young women semi-finalists in the Woman’s Weekly’s magazine Women Of The Future Competition.

CDU’s culinary rising stars take gold

Two Charles Darwin University students have won the 2013 Nestlé Golden Chef's Hat Award Northern Territory title from a line-up of the region’s best apprentice and junior chefs.

Postgraduate student leaves a legacy in Sumba

A Charles Darwin University postgraduate student will present preliminary findings from her research into Indonesian water catchments at a conference in Paris this month.

Scholarships aim to inspire

Two new scholarships being offered by Charles Darwin University will encourage greater participation by women in mechanical engineering and inspire Central Australians to study nursing.

Territory Government supports local engineers

Minister for Infrastructure Peter Styles has commended 27 Charles Darwin University engineering students who have taken advantage of the Engineering Co-op Scholarship Program to further their career.

Student environmental association relaunches

Students interested in sustainability are invited to join an association that encourages environmentally responsible practices on campus and in the Northern Territory community.

Future Indigenous scientists head to Japan

Two Indigenous science students will join other talented young people from across Asia in a celebration of science and friendship at the 2013 Asian Science Camp.

Education best option for escaping poverty

A Charles Darwin University teaching undergraduate said she echoes the United Nations sentiment that Indigenous people should have the right to culturally relevant education in their own language.

Exhibition explores graduates’ roles as artists, women

Completing their undergraduate studies in visual arts is just the beginning for five talented artists who have developed an exhibition set to open this month.

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CDU Brahman stud impresses Show judge

Charles Darwin University Brahman cattle from Katherine campus scooped several high awards at Royal Darwin Show at the weekend.

Students take 2500km field trip

Thirteen ecology students explored and measured the physical, biological and human environments at selected spots in Central Australia, the Top End and in between, during an 11-day field trip along the Stuart Highway recently.

New staff members join Alice Springs teaching team

A former Swiss Army mechanic is one of three lecturers to join the Charles Darwin University teaching team in Alice Springs for the start of semester two this week.

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