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   Issue 4 - 7 May 2013         

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CDU Art Collection

Wintjiya Napaltjarri

(b.c.1930, Pintupi), Untitled [Designs associated with the soakage site of Watanuma, northwest of Kintore community] 2011,

acrylic on linen, 87 x 28cm.

Image © the artist & courtesy Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd, Alice Springs & Paul Johnstone Gallery, Darwin.

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Artist: Mitjili Napanangka
Title: Wilkinkarra
Screen-print 60 x 79 cm
Country: Wilkinkarra, (Lake Mackay), Gibson Desert
D.O.B. 1932
Pintubi language group

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PM opens doors to Indigenous education
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has officially opened the $30 million Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) at Charles Darwin University.

New Chair to guide NACOG
Former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory The Honourable Paul Henderson has been appointed as Chair of the Advisory Board for the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas (NACOG) at Charles Darwin University.

Professor to paint economic reality for world economy
A world-renowned employment and equity expert will deliver the first in the 2013 series of free Professorial Lectures in Darwin next month.

Quality tick of approval for new education courses
A suite of education programs offered by Charles Darwin University this semester is among the first in Australia to align with new national quality standards.

Symposium highlights importance of Indigenous Knowledges
Hundreds attended the 2013 Charles Darwin Symposium, which brought together local and international academics, guest speakers along with respected elders and local community members to discuss the importance of traditional Indigenous knowledges.

Academics, graduands celebrated at graduation
Hundreds will don academic robes this month to be recognised as part of several Charles Darwin University graduation ceremonies throughout the Northern Territory.

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Bush tucker remains a healthy harvest
A research project has shown that shellfish species in Darwin Harbour, which are considered good bush tucker, are indeed “good eating”.

Sardines on the menu for desert-dwelling mulgara
A Charles Darwin University researcher has pinned her hopes of luring several Central Australian desert marsupials on a tin of sardines.

Researcher joins desert leadership program
A Charles Darwin University research officer has been invited to work with some of Central Australia’s emerging leaders as part of a strategy to facilitate positive change and a better future.

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New DSO conductor announces world first
The Darwin Symphony Orchestra’s has announced its new Artistic Director and Chief Conductor, who will lead the orchestra in a world first.

Students try hand at engineering
More than 400 Year 9 and 10 students from across the Northern Territory caught gold fever, went on a mission to Mars and constructed their own i-Fell Tower during a visit to Charles Darwin University.

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Artist finds inspiration on the foreshore
Research addressing the impressions that recreational activity leaves on the Northern Territory’s coastline and its people will be presented at an international arts conference this month.

Alice nursing lecturer makes top-10 list
Alice Springs nursing lecturer Robin Cross has made the top 10 in a list of Australian university lecturers for the second year in a row.

Work of CDU engineer to benefit remote communities
People living in remote Arnhem Land isolated by floodwaters in the Wet Season will benefit from the work of a Charles Darwin University engineer.

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Pharmacy students experience remote challenges
A group of first-year pharmacy students discovered the challenges of delivering medical services in rural hospitals first-hand during a recent field trip to Katherine.

Student Ambassadors to relate good news of CDU
The Charles Darwin University Student Ambassador program has been officially launched, bringing together a dedicated team of students who will make a significant contribution to the university community.

Compassionate student continues learning with MACE team
A Charles Darwin University student, who has earned his stripes in some of the world’s most remote and exotic Third World nations, has recently joined the Media team on a 70-day work placement.

Robotics team competes for gold
A crew of Charles Darwin University engineering students will face off against more than 20 university teams from across Australia and New Zealand in the search for gold as part of a robotics competition.

CDU student selected to represent Australia at UN
A Charles Darwin University student will represent Australia at a United Nations forum in New York this month.

Engineering student keeps watch on environment
An engineering student continues to play a small but important role in the Territory's largest construction project, the Ichthys LNG Project.

Battle with cancer prompts hobby farmer to study nursing
A Charles Darwin University student, who has overcome cancer, is about to complete her nursing degree with Charles Darwin University.

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Conservation and Land Management moves to Casuarina campus
The Conservation and Land Management course has found a new home on Casuarina campus.

VC congratulates lecturer for 10 years’ service
Alice Springs-based Indigenous academic support lecturer Sharon Donnellan has been recognised for 10 years’ full-time service at Charles Darwin University.

Ice-cream treat for ‘future’ uni students
They don’t usually allow ice-cream in the science lab at Centralian Middle School, although an exception was made recently for CDU’s Into Uni secondary outreach team.

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