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   Issue 10 - 7 November 2011         

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Northern Editions printmaking studio

Dion Beasley
'Animals From Overseas - Running'
Soft ground etching and Aquatint
Image 33 x 50 cm
Paper 49 x 67 cm
Collaborator: Jacqueline F Gribbin
Printers: Jacqueline F. Gribbin, Karlissa A.B. Kennedy

November 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

Whiskey Tjukangku
Born c.1939, Anangu-Pitjantjatjara-Yankunytjatjara Lands, SA
Language: Yankunytjatjara
Punu Trees 2011
Acrylic on linen
153 x 153cm
Charles Darwin University Art Collection - CDU2073
Acquired through the CDU Foundation, 2011
Image © the artist & courtesy Iwantja Arts and Crafts, Indulkana, SA

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CDU Press

Forthcoming Title – Coming Soon

Top End Wildflowers: Wildlife of the Northern Territory: Volume 2

By Graham Brown

Read more at CDU Press

November 2011

7 Summer Semester begins
9 Menzies Oration 2011
14 CDU Press Book Launch
16 LEBA Seminar Series - "Merge Program, Projects & Outcomes: One Year On". Building Red 6.1.01
21-25 RIEL Conservation and business short course
30 LEBA Seminar Series - "Written by Mrs Bach". Building Red 6.1.01

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


104.1 Territory FM website


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.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover

International ranking places CDU in world's top 400 unis

Charles Darwin University has made a remarkable entry into the world's top 400 universities. The youngest university in Australia, CDU has been ranked number 306 in the world in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Funding fast-tracks student accommodation

Charles Darwin University will build up to 100 apartments for low-income students following the Australian Government's announcement of the National Rental Affordability Scheme Round (NRAS).

Honourable Sally Thomas AM

Chancellor sworn in as NT Administrator

CDU's Chancellor, the Honourable Sally Thomas AM, has been sworn in as the 20th Administrator of the Northern Territory.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd Foreign Minister delivers anti-poverty message
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd was on Casuarina campus recently to highlight the importance of the global fight to overcome poverty.
The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC CDU lecture series honours Austin Asche
The first in an annual lecture series that honours the contribution of The Honourable Austin Asche AC QC to the Northern Territory community has been held at Charles Darwin University.
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Professor Andrew Campbell Adaptation to climate change essential, Symposium experts urge
Hundreds turned out to this year's Charles Darwin Symposium to see some of Australia's leading climate change experts explore avenues for adapting and responding to climate change.
Professor Tim Berra Expert shares Darwin's story with Darwin
A world-renowned Darwinian specialist was in the Territory to deliver a seminar on the life of pioneering naturalist and evolutionary scientist Charles Darwin.
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??? Experience inspires future scientists
More than 100 budding young scientists flocked to Charles Darwin University as part of the 2011 Science Experience, which promoted an innovative and interactive look at science, engineering and technology.
Day for students to discover future careers
Territory school students recently had their first taste of "uni life" and learnt about the opportunities available to them at Charles Darwin University once they finish high school.
Professor Kathryn Moyle NT school principals interpret NAPLAN results
School principals from the Darwin region met at Charles Darwin University recently to build their capacity to interpret their school's student literacy data.
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Liz Hagan Oldest lecturer continues to thrive
Long-serving horticulture lecturer Liz Hagan was the toast of Casuarina campus recently with a surprise celebration of her remarkable career in education.
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Medals for apprentice chefs
The nation's best apprentice chefs were in the Territory recently to compete in the Australian Culinary Federation's National Apprentice Competition to battle it out for the title of Australia's best apprentice chef for 2011.
Art talent on show at 'hotlands' exhibit
Charles Darwin University was transformed into an arts hub as Arts students merged bringing together music, art and design to showcase their skills at the end of year show for CDU's Creative Arts.
Rodger Moerkerken Budding designer helps build the Territory
Construction has started on a building designed by a Charles Darwin University graduate as part of his "residential project", which gave him the opportunity to gain experience with industry while he was studying.
??? CDU dominates Worldskills awards
Charles Darwin University hospitality student Courtney Collins will represent the Northern Territory at next year's Australian Worldskills VETiS competition after winning the Regional Worldskills VET in Schools (VETiS) Food and Beverage Competition.
Dr Christabelle Darcy PhD research turns up heat on complex killer
Research by Charles Darwin University PhD graduate Christabelle Darcy could help to improve treatment of the leading cause of death in intensive care units.
Adam Bourke Student pedals toward next life adventure
Fit and energetic Charles Darwin University Honours student Adam Bourke will take the long way home this Christmas - by cycling down the West Australian coast to Perth.
Lauren Young Honours graduand to address top ecologists
CDU first-class Honours graduand Lauren Young, of Alice Springs, will address some of Australia's top ecologists at a conference in Hobart this month.


Automotive lecturer Robert Tucker wishes best luck to driver Jason Wegert at Arunga Park Automotive students' race car exceeds expectations
The racing car built by automotive students at Alice Springs campus exceeded expectations at its first run at Arunga Park speedway and may get a run in the Territory titles this month.
Tennant Creek applauds graduates on job well done
Family, friends and colleagues of 25 CDU students gathered to celebrate the end of the academic year at the Training Centre in Tennant Creek recently.
Flame thrill dinner service at Desert Lantern
Fine diners at the Desert Lantern training restaurant at Charles Darwin University's Alice Springs campus got more than they bargained for when they turned up for a Gueridon Service recently.
Apprentices give old workhorse new lease of life
The Austin A70 Hampshire Ute occasionally seen in the streets of Alice Springs has been given a new lease of life thanks to a group of trainee mechanics at Charles Darwin University.


Professor Alan Powell CDU author in running for National Year of Reading collection
Two books written by Charles Darwin University Emeritus Professor in History Alan Powell have made it on to the shortlist for the 2012 National Year of Reading collection.
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