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   Issue 11 - 6 December 2011         

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Northern Editions printmaking studio

Rusiate Lali
Venus and Mars, 2010
Etching, Edition of 50
Image: 40.4 x 49 cm
Paper: 60.2 x 67 cm
Collaborator and printer: Jacqueline F. Gribbin

December Sales:
Northern Editions is showcasing prints perfect for that special Christmas present! All prints on display on the gallery walls are $380 or less (unframed). Choose from a selection of Top End Aboriginal prints, colourful Central Desert work, or something a little cheekier from Dion Beasley or Rob Brown.


CDU Art Collection

Chips Mackinolty
Born 1954, Morwell Victoria; resident in the Northern Territory since 1981
... and there'll be NO dancing 2007
Inkjet print on German etching paper, AP edn 30
49.5cm x 49.5cm [image]
Charles Darwin University Art Collection - CDU1522
Gifted by the artist, 2007
Image © the artist

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CDU Press

Forthcoming Title – Coming Soon

Talking Back, Talking Forward: Journeys in Transforming Indigenous Education Practice

By Greg Williams

Read more at CDU Press

December 2011

10 DSO Family Proms 4
14 LEBA Seminar Series - "The Praxis of Feeling: Practicing Critical Theories of Feeling in Social Research Contexts". Building Red 6.1.01
22-4 Jan University shutdown

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


104.1 Territory FM website


Associate Professor Terry Dunbar

New university centre opens way for Indigenous Australians
The Northern Territory's new Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) is uniquely poised to become a leading provider of tertiary education programs that address the needs of Indigenous Australia.

Dr Melodie Bat New researcher to identify better education models for bush
Charles Darwin University's The Northern Institute will make a significant contribution to a research project into remote education when Senior Research Fellow Dr Melodie Bat takes up a new position at Alice Springs campus in January.
Professor Michael Christie Research project to preserve Indigenous languages in NT
Literature in more than 16 Northern Territory Aboriginal languages will be preserved after Charles Darwin University researchers secured $430,000 as part of the Australian Research Council's 2012 Major Grants Announcement.
Professor Kate Moore Researcher probes secrets of fruitful retirement
Thinking about work-life balance and creating a broader self identity could be the secret to a more satisfying retirement, according to a Charles Darwin University researcher.
Researcher warns of Bali rabies threat
A Charles Darwin University researcher is urging Bali holiday makers to take care after his research found a large number of local people had died due to rabid dog bites since a rabies outbreak in 2008.
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Territory Administrator Ted Egan AO Ted Egan seeks answer to the Gilruth riddle
Avid historian and former Territory Administrator Ted Egan AO is moving ever closer to a doctorate from Charles Darwin University, having delivered his PhD confirmation seminar in Alice Springs recently.
Latest findings to inform Daly River water allocation plan
The Water Allocation Plan for the Daly River aquifer to be published in 2012 will be informed by the most up to date findings from a four-year project involving CDU's Research Institute for the Environments and Livelihoods (RIEL).
Jana Lai NT student to help fight disease in Vietnam
A Charles Darwin University PhD candidate will travel to Vietnam next year to help with an immunisation trial that could help reduce the rates of a disease killing millions of children in developing countries worldwide.
Resting birds at threat by man's best friend
The impacts of dogs on wildlife has long been a contentious issue and now a Charles Darwin University Honours student wants to warn Territorian dog-owners about their potential impacts on migratory birds arriving in Darwin for the wet season.
Mohamed Elgendi New tool in the fight against Alzheimers
Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Mohamed Elgendi has been working with researchers from the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), RIKEN Brain Science Institute (Japan), and ESPCI ParisTech (France), towards the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
Professor Owen Stanley Researchers to study military impact on Bradshaw
CDU's Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) has been contracted to study the effects of military training at the Bradshaw Field Training Area near Timber Creek.
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Jan Salmon History Colloquium hears of challenges ahead
The national history curriculum for Australian schools poses both opportunities and challenges, the annual History Colloquium heard in Darwin recently.
Expert advice for Top End gardeners
The build-up may not seem like the best time to get down and dirty in the garden, but experienced horticulturalists from Charles Darwin University say now is the time to pull out your green thumbs and establish your garden.
Community to unite in celebrating Human Rights Day
The Darwin community is invited to join in the global celebration of Human Rights Day at Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus on Saturday, 10 December.
Professor Idrus Andi Paturusi Indonesia, CDU strengthen maritime research ties
A recent visit from a delegation of researchers and students from one of Indonesia's key marine science universities has rekindled a historical relationship between the Northern Territory and Indonesia.
Valerie Asche True Territorian Valerie Asche, an inspiration
A book by microbiologist and friend of Charles Darwin University Valerie Asche AM, has given a fascinating and sometimes brutal account of her journey after contracting TB in 1946.
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Rita Tomlins Business apprentice builds skill set with eye to the future
New business apprentice Rita Tomlins lives by the motto "seize the day".
Professor Steve Larkin CDU celebrates outstanding Indigenous academic staff
Three Indigenous elders at Charles Darwin University have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the higher education of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
CDU freezes out competition at icy event
Charles Darwin University creative arts students and staff have frozen out 80 other competitors to win "Best Esky" and "Best Fridge" at the 2011 Darwin Fridge Festival.
Professor Michael Douglas National leadership program recognises Professor
Charles Darwin University Professor Michael Douglas has graduated as a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Trust Foundation after participating in a national program for leaders in the fields of science, policy and politics.
Dr Steven Farram Researchers find greater audience through Open Access
A researcher has won the Charles Darwin University eSpace Library award, which was made during Open Access Week.
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Hundreds gather to celebrate Community Services graduates
The Galiwinku and Nhulunbuy communities turned up in force to celebrate the graduation of a group of vocational students in East Arnhem Land recently.
Nicholas Triantafillos Family 'prescription' just right for pharmacy student
As a career choice, home-grown Territorian Nicholas Triantafillos could have followed in the footsteps of his Greek immigrant father and become a house painter, but the ambitious undergraduate has chosen to pursue a very different path.
Connor Reid CDU represents NT at national training awards
Four Charles Darwin University VET students have represented the Northern Territory at the 2011 Australian Training Awards after being selected as winners of the NT Training Awards.


Ingolf eigenwillig Cookery students dish up feast fit for a king
It was a bit like the Last Supper: there was bread, there was wine, there were 12 guests of honour and it was their final meal.
Speedway car nudged out of top 10 finish
The speedway car built by CDU automotive students in Alice Springs has recorded a credible finish in the Northern Territory Street Stock titles at Arunga Park.


Elsie Lange Music and multimedia students showcase best works
More than 40 of Central Australia's emerging student musicians and multimedia artists presented their best work at an end-of-year performance in Alice Springs recently.
Sarah Joyce Bushfires bring out best in art students
The bushfires that swept through large parts of Central Australia this year have inspired Charles Darwin University art students whose works have been included in the "All Fired Up" exhibition at Araluen Gallery in Alice Springs.
Tick, Tick, Boom sparks bigger plans
The success of Tick, Tick, Boom has prompted the likelihood of a more ambitious musical production for School of Creative Arts and Humanities students in 2012.


Obama Thumbnail President Obama's visit to Darwin, gallery

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