Issue 8
7 September 2009

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Taparra by Conrad Tipungwuti

Conrad Tipungwuti
Image size 50 x 33 cm, edition of 30
Etching on paper
Collaborator: Leon Stainer
Printer: Sean Smith

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Tony Tuckson
Born 1921 Ismalia (Port Said), Egypt;
arr. Australia 1942
Died Sydney 1973

Untitled c.1968-1973 [TD1304]
Charcoal on paper, washed & lined to echigo paper
33.8 x 20.4cm
Charles Darwin University Art Collection - CDU1709
Image © Estate of Tony Tuckson, courtesy Watters Gallery Sydney

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Explore CDU in September

Sept 3

Study Abroad Fair


2009 Tertiary Education Management Conference


Charles Darwin Symposium

Sept 25

Engineering and Information Technology Careers Fair

Visit What's On to
find out more


Professional short courses
for managers and staff
at all levels

Semester Two
course calendar

now online

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and view courses >>



Delia Lawrie with CDU Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover

CDU announces Palmerston campus development

The Vice-Chancellor of Charles Darwin University has announced that the University will proceed with planning for constructing short term staff and student accommodation and a residential development at its Palmerston campus. Read more >>

CDU helps students to Fast-Track apprenticeships

Charles Darwin University is helping to alleviate the national skills shortage by providing apprentices with the opportunity to achieve their qualifications earlier. Read more >>

Dan Baschiera

Bushfires Royal Commission takes up CDU academic’s ideas

The Victoria Bushfires Royal Commission interim report includes two recommendations made by a Charles Darwin University academic. Read more >>

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Charles Darwin

CDU to celebrate its namesake

2009 heralds the 200th anniversary of the birth of eminent naturalist and father of modern-day evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin.

Chris Darwin

Charles Darwin descendant to deliver free public lecture

The great great grandson of the father of evolutionary theory, Charles Darwin, will deliver a free public lecture ahead of the opening of the Charles Darwin Symposium later this month.

Professor Keith Christian

Science and religion at the Charles Darwin Symposium

The on-going tug-of-war between science and religion is a constant source of controversy, but it also provides a starting point for scholarly endeavours and philosophical debate, according to a Charles Darwin University academic. Read more >>

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Professor Peter Tymms

International education Professor warns against school league tables

Visiting Durham University, Professor Peter Tymms has described school league tables as “carrots and sticks” in a recent Charles Darwin University (CDU) symposium about primary school student assessment. Read more >>

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CDU welcomes Cambridge College Master

Master of Darwin College, Cambridge University, Professor William Brown recently visited Charles Darwin University and met with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover. Read more >>

International students get a tasteful welcome

Student Square at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus was packed to the rafters recently for the Semester Two International Student Lunch. Read more >>

Dinner with the Dean events fuel future students' appetites

Deans from Charles Darwin University recently hosted "Dinner with the Dean" events for high school students to further discuss areas of tertiary study that interest them with current students, lecturers and the Deans themselves. Read more >>

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Local knowledge the key GIS solutions in new book

The co-authors of a new book about Global Information Systems (GIS) applications are hoping the text continues to support best practice governance in eastern Indonesia and Timor Leste through data collection, archiving and analysis. Read more >>

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Humanitarian students journey to Tanzania 

The small Maasai villages in Tanzania, and the Northern Territory might be worlds apart for most people, but a group of students from Charles Darwin University will soon call them both home. Read more >>

Research graduate equals healthy gain for NT

A CDU Masters by Research graduate looks set to become a healthy addition to the NT pharmacy profession. Read more >>

Global feast equals local friends

Support and Equity Services International Student Support (ISS) unit recently hosted a “Yummy Food Exchange” for international students to sample one another’s traditional delicacies and get better acquainted along the way. Read more >>

Alumnus recognised with United Nations Confucius Prize

Charles Darwin University graduate, Ju-Hong Yun has won a United Nations award in recognition for the development of a ground-breaking language advancement project. Read more >>

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VC awards Alice Springs finest

Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover travelled to the Alice Springs campus recently to single out star performing staff members at the annual Vice-Chancellors Awards for Exceptional Performance. Read more >>

Tennant mines new talent

The awakening mining sector of the NT's Barkly region has prompted local mining companies and allied industries to collaborate with CDU in developing a training program for local Indigenous people. Read more >>

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The Crisis in Timor-Leste: Understanding the Past, Imagaining the Future

Together, the papers in this volume address the historical, social and political causes of unrest in Timor-Leste, explaining the violence and rebellion of 2006 in a larger context. Read more >>

Democratic Governance in Timor-Leste: Reconciling the Local and the National

An important collection of articles that provide highly pertinent insights intot he current dilemmas of the government and people of the new republic to Australia's north. Read more >>

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