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   Issue 7 - 7 August 2012 www.cdu.edu.au         

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NT hub for Chinese language and culture education opens
A "hub" of Chinese language and culture education, offering state-of-the-art learning facilities, has been officially opened at Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus.

CDU researchers awarded close to $1 million
Researchers at Charles Darwin University have been awarded close to $1 million to monitor water quality in Darwin Harbour, control feral animals in Northern Australia and measure the effectiveness of Indigenous land management.

Academic reflects on how the present changes shape of history
Charles Darwin University academic Professor Giselle Byrnes examined how the present can influence the past, at a public lecture in Darwin recently.
Census paints clearer picture of multi-cultural Alice Springs
Charles Darwin University will host a population symposium at Alice Springs campus to explore the significance of new social and demographic data and what it might mean to the future of the town.
Open Day 2012 celebrates vibrant culture and growth
Charles Darwin University invites the community to attend its annual Open Day on Sunday 26 August for a day of cultural activities, interactive workshops and free entertainment for the entire family.
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RESEARCH

Aquatic ecologist snares big fish award
Charles Darwin University aquatic ecologist Alison King has been recognised nationally for her contribution in the field of Australian freshwater fish biology.
Research to help power remote communities
A research project aiming to reduce diesel fuel consumption in the Territory's remote area hybrid power stations will not only reduce costs but also may help to improve the energy security for remote communities and reduce carbon emissions.
Researcher selected for international leadership dialogue
A Darwin-based researcher from the Northern Australia Hub of the National Environmental Research Program has been selected as part of the 2012 Australian American Young Leadership Dialogue.
Power model central to solar project
Researchers at Charles Darwin University are contributing to a handbook that will encourage the use of more solar energy in remote Territory communities.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

CDU backs Barkly multi-arts festival
Charles Darwin University is sponsoring this month's Desert Harmony Festival, a three-week event that showcases the arts and culture of the Barkly region.
New gym manager to inspire healthy lifestyle
Charles Darwin University has welcomed a new gym manager Carol Hanley with more than 25 years of experience in the fitness industry in the Territory to run the renamed "The Gym @ CDU".
Lecture to commemorate Lingiari's accomplishments
Stronger Smarter philosophies and the challenges facing Aboriginal people in the arena of Indigenous policy reform will be the focus of the 13th annual Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture at Charles Darwin University this month.
Michael Kirby to support Charter of Rights in Austin Asche Oration
One of Australia's longest serving judges will deliver the 2012 Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance at Charles Darwin University this month.
Green thumbs harness solar energy
The horticulture facility at Charles Darwin University is growing greener with the installation of the university's first grid connect solar system.
Work to start on The Heights, Palmerston
Civil works are about to start at The Heights, Durack with construction set to start on transforming the surplus land of Charles Darwin University's Palmerston campus into a modern residential community.
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STAFF

'Maths gypsies' to peddle unique brand of maths education in NT
Labelled the "Maths Gypsies", world-renowned mathematicians Michael Fellows and Fran Rosamond are in the Territory and have brought their unique brand of maths education to Charles Darwin University.
Researcher awarded half a million dollars for pioneering Indigenous youth study
Menzies School of Health researcher Dr Kate Senior has been awarded more than $500,000 for a Future Fellowship, to examine health and wellbeing among Indigenous adolescents.
Contributions of Professor Isaac Brown celebrated
Charles Darwin University has paid tribute to Professor Isaac Brown (Irruluma Guruluwini Ememburu), an academic, speech pathologist and dedicated advocate for the advancement of education for Indigenous Australians.
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STUDENTS

Music excellence awarded with fellowship
Charles Darwin University PhD candidate Sarena Wegener has been awarded a prestigious 2012 Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship for her pursuit of excellence in the Performing Arts.
CDU boasts finalist success at NT Training Awards
Some outstanding Charles Darwin University vocational education and training (VET) students have been announced as finalists in the 2012 NT Training Awards.
New students to shape future at CDU
An exciting chapter began recently for hundreds of new students when they were welcomed to the Charles Darwin University community as part of its mid-year Orientation in 2012.
Student embarks on Disney adventure
Self-confessed Walt Disney fanatic Joanne Behrendorff is in California to live a life-long dream at the "Happiest Place on Earth".
Squash star maintains busy schedule
Charles Darwin University student Rhys Dowling continues to maintain a hectic itinerary after returning home to the Territory from Doha, where he led the Australian team at the World Junior Men's Squash Championships.
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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Outback ideal classroom for environmental field trip
The wide open spaces of the Central Australian Outback served as the perfect classroom for a group of adventurous environmental students recently.
Exploding cakes spark plenty of interest
It may sound noisy and even a little dangerous, but the recent "exploding cake" workshop at Charles Darwin University's Alice Springs campus was perfectly safe and a lot of fun.
Home-grown teacher enrolments on the rise
Students enrolled in teacher-education courses made up the lion's share of newly enrolled higher education students at the Semester 2 orientation session at Alice Springs campus.
Imaginations run wild in digital-imaging class
The fantastic world of digital imagery is opening up to a group of aspiring visual artists who have enrolled in a new multi-media class in Alice Springs.
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