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   Issue 2 - 8 March 2012 www.cdu.edu.au         

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CDU ART COLLECTION

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Leonard Lloyd (Len) Annois
Born 1906, Melbourne; died Melbourne, 1966
Still Life with Aboriginal Artifacts [Sketch for Driftwood] 1949
Watercolour on paper on board
17.5 x 22cm
Charles Darwin University Art Collection - CDU1954
Acquired by purchase through the CDU Foundation for the CDU Art Collection, 2011
[Provenance: from the Collection of the late Senator John Button]
Image © the artist's estate & courtesy Bridget McDonnell Gallery, Melbourne

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WHAT'S ON IN
March 2012

9 International Women's Day - Awards Night
19-23 CDU Higher Ed Week
23 Youth Harmony Day

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TOP STORIES

Partnership builds training capacity for NTPFES
A new partnership between the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) and Charles Darwin University (CDU) will provide new training and higher education opportunities for NTPFES staff.

CDU welcomes growing number of new students

Hundreds of people have taken their first steps as university students at Charles Darwin University as part of 2012 Orientation Day.

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RESEARCH

Act early, act local to save threatened landscapes
Australians have been urged to "act early, act local" to save large tracts of the Australian landscape from shifting into radically altered states.
Researchers support new carbon store in northern Australia
Charles Darwin University's Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) has supported the news that savanna burning methodology is now an officially accredited means of storing carbon in the vast savannas of northern Australia.
Plan for Closing the Gap success, population expert urges
A Charles Darwin University population expert has urged State and Territory governments to consider how "Closing the Gap" will affect the need for health, housing and education by Indigenous people in the Territory and remote Australia.
Donation to equip oil and gas students
Charles Darwin University has thanked Conoco Phillips for its contribution to help train the Territory's new oil and gas workforce after the company donated equipment valued at $20,000 to CDU's new North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas.
National assessment shows Australians must work abroad to save its birds
A newly published study shows Australians must work with international partners if they are to save all of Australia's birds.
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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Ralpa program motivates students to build skills
The new Ralpa training program at Charles Darwin University's Nhulunbuy campus is living up to its name.
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STAFF

Indigenous seasons reflected in traditional Japanese printmaking
A Charles Darwin University master printmaker has travelled to Japan to explore traditional woodblock printmaking techniques dating back hundreds of years.
Desert artist tells of yearning for the ocean
Innovative Central Australian artist Suzi Lyon's yearning to dive into the deep blue sea plays out strongly in her Looking for Turtles exhibition in Alice Springs.
Professor builds good will with Chinese university
Ties between Charles Darwin University and Xinjiang Normal University (XJNU) in Western China have been strengthened following a recent visit by Associate Professor of Education Greg Shaw.
International audience for Indigenous short film
A short film about a digitally switched on Top End Indigenous family has screened at this year's prestigious Berlin International film festival.
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STUDENTS

CDU attracts bumper crop of high achievers
Charles Darwin University has celebrated high achieving commencing students with the awarding of scholarships valued at over $180 000.
Apprentice chef makes final in national competition
Tourism and Hospitality staff at Alice Springs campus kept a watchful eye on developments in a high profile competition for chefs, especially as a former student had been in the running for the big prize.

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

VET lecturers delivering training in remote NT
Battling rising river levels and rough roads, CDU's VET lecturers from Katherine Rural Campus (KRC) are travelling thousands of kilometres to deliver training opportunities to students in remote areas of the Territory in 2012.
CDU invites Alice mayoral candidates to election debate
Charles Darwin University's The Northern Institute will host a debate featuring mayoral candidates contesting this month's Alice Springs Town Council election.

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