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7 December 2009

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Northern Editions

Netta Loogatha

Etching and aquatint
Image size: 100 x 50 cm
Paper size: 120 x 73.5 cm
Collaborating printers: Jacqueline F. Gribbin and Gertjan Forrer
Printer: Jacqueline F. Gribbin

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CDU Art Collection

Romolo Tipiloura

Taparra – Moon Man/
Footy Man

Ironwood carving/ sculpture with natural pigments
213cm (H)
Charles Darwin University Art Collection - CDU1551
Acquired in 2007
Image © the artist and courtesy Tiwi Design, Bathurst Island

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CDU Press

Social Capital and Social Justice: Critical Australian Perspectives

By Geoff Woolcock and Lenore Manderson (eds)

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Dec 21

University closes for Christmas break

Jan 4

opens for 2010

Feb 12

Last day of Summer Semester

Mar 1

Semester One teaching commences



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2010 course calendar
now online

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CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover

CDU achieves record year for enrolments

The university has posted a record year for enrolments in its higher education offerings. Read more >>

Guests at the opening of CDU's $17m Chancellory

Federal Minister opens CDU's $17m Chancellery

The Northern Territory’s newest addition to its architectural landscape, Charles Darwin University’s $17 million Chancellery has been opened. Read more >>

CDU Students' Association logo

Student Association ready for 2010

The Charles Darwin University Student Association (CDUSA) is re-established following the election by students of an executive. Read more >>

CDU’s Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership, Professor Steven Larkin

CDU leader appointed Chair of Indigenous council

A member of Charles Darwin University’s executive has been appointed Chair of a body that works to improve higher education outcomes for Indigenous people. Read more >>

New era for marine research in NT

New era for marine research in NT

The north’s rich tropical marine environment will be the beneficiary of a landmark Memorandum of Understanding between CDU, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the Australian National University and the NT Government. Read more >>

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CDU explores options with global education provider

CDU and a global education provider are about to expand their existing relationship and explore a co-operative program of educational activities. Read more >>

Artist Paul D. Johnson (left), Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover (centre) and Administrator of the NT Mr Tom Pauling AO QC after the unveiling of “Drawing Conclusions”

Darwin-inspired sculpture goes on show

CDU has unveiled a six-metre-high public artwork as its final event in a year of celebrations recognising Charles Darwin. Read more >>

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CDU PhD candidate Wajahat Mahmood proudly displays his award

Scabies researcher wins national award

A Northern Territory based researcher has been recognised nationally for his efforts to curb the crippling effects of scabies in Indigenous communities. Read more >>

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The first graduate of the sailing scholarship (left) sails around Darwin harbour with coach, Brad Baschiera (right)

Sailing scholarship celebrates its first graduate

Members of the Rotary Club Darwin North, Charles Darwin University and the Darwin Sailing Club are celebrating the first graduate of their sailing scholarship.

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Professor Les McCrimmon will join CDU's School of Law and Business on 1 February, 2010

CDU appoints leading legal identity as Professor of Law

One of Australia’s leading experts on evidence law, advocacy and privacy will take up the position of Professor of Law at Charles Darwin University early in 2010. Read more >>

CDU lecturer in Business Dr Susan Bandias

European Union picks up NT survey on gender equality

A NT-developed survey into gender equality in the IT industry has been included in a European Union project, which promotes best practice. Read more >>

CDU Team Leader in Careers and Employment, Judith Austin

Scholarship winner to help graduates work in remote NT

A careers specialist from Charles Darwin University has won a $10,000 industry placement scholarship to develop a resource to assist graduates prepare for working in remote locations in the NT.

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CDU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover with IT students Nicklas Pedersen, Wilfrid Russell-Smith and Member for Soloman, Damian Hale

Multi-national donates scholarship to expand IT opportunities

A world-renowned provider of business software, SAP, has boosted the outlook of information technology students studying at Charles Darwin University with its funding of a substantial scholarship. Read more >>

International students celebrating in style at their end of year party

International students celebrate in traditional style

More than 160 CDU international students and staff gathered for a party to mark the end of a busy year. Read more >>

CDU student Trisha Bun Teo (left) and Essington School student Gabriel Hanes

Sister city welcomes Darwin students in China

The first group of students participating in Charles Darwin University’s new Chinese in-country program has received a warm welcome by their host, Hainan University in the southern Chinese city of Haikou.

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Living hard and working hard at Yulara are (from left) Alyce Rainbird, Tara Smith and Amelia Williams

Gap students choose to stay put in Yulara

A gap year program giving five Centralian Year 12 school leavers a taste of the hospitality industry has convinced them to extend their stay at Ayers Rock Resort.

CEO of native title body organisation Lhere Artepe Darryl Pearce, Alice Springs Mayor Damien Ryan and CDU Association Professor Dr Dean Carson

Alice forum takes off

Alice Springs’ capacity to operate as a major air cargo hub was among the ambitious plans discussed at a Charles Darwin University (CDU) forum held recently on the Alice Springs campus.

Award winner Felicity Prior (centre with award) joins (from left) Emma Grace, Alison Brown, Larnah Woodcroofe and Lee Babbs

Palmerston celebrates students' achievements

The best and brightest vocational students at Palmerston campus have been recognised for their achievements in 2009. Read more >>

Back from left: Minister for Young Territorians Gerald McCarthy MLA, students Lucas Grant, Edward Wilson, Ronald Hughes and Ricky Green, and Julalikari Land Management Unit Manager Enock Menge

Indigenous families flock to presentation in Tennant Creek

A Charles Darwin University executive says he is impressed by the large turnout of family and friends supporting Indigenous graduates from the Barkly region.

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Alinart1: Alina next to her works ‘Figure Web’ made up of photographic images on photocopied paper

Life on display

Struggling from the death of a close friend and uncertainty about her own future, Alina Tucker found solace, expression and confidence to move ahead through art. Read more >>

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