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   Issue 3 - 8 April 2013         

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Tjilpi Kunmanara Kankapankatja
b.c.1930-2012, Walalkara, Great Victoria Desert
Anangu-Pitjantjatjara-Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

Nyangatja ngayuku ara irititja 2012
Graphite, ink & gouache on Arches paper
65 x 45cm [paper size]
Charles Darwin University Art Collection – CDU2334
Acquired by purchase through the CDU Foundation, 2012
Image © the artist & courtesy Kaltjiti Arts, Fregon

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CDU Art Collection

Jean Baptiste Apuatimi
Jikipayinga – Tunga 2012
Medium: etching & aquatint
Edition of 8

Northern Editions

April 2013


A Musical Treat

18 - June 28

Common Ground: Bachelor Institute & Charles Darwin University Art Collections


Charles Darwin Symposium: Indigenous Knowledges in a changing world

30 - May 1

2013 Science & Engineering Challenge

Event details on CDU What's On calendar


CDU / AIM Short Courses

Professional short courses
for managers and staff


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CDU reveals plans for Business School at Waterfront
Plans for a new tertiary education facility at the Darwin Waterfront have been unveiled by Charles Darwin University in partnership with the Toga Group and the Northern Territory Government.

CDU signs historic agreement with Yolngu peoples
Charles Darwin University and the Mawul Rom Board have signed an historic agreement at the new Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) on Casuarina campus.

Partnership bridges sustainability science education across continents

Students from around Australia and the United States are exploring the virtual world of science education after an announcement by Australia’s Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth the Hon Peter Garrett AM MP.

2013 Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship awarded
A program manager with the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance at Charles Darwin University is the winner of this year's Fulbright Northern Territory Scholarship.
Symposium spotlights Centre for Indigenous Knowledges
The positioning of Darwin as a major hub for Indigenous studies and research has been further enhanced with the establishment of the new Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE) at Charles Darwin University's Casuarina campus.
Arts award winner announced

The choreographer and artistic associate of the world-renown Chooky Dancers has won this year’s Charles Darwin University Arts Award at the NT Young Achiever Awards.

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Research reveals high standard of NT child care

With increasing recognition of the complexity of caring for and educating young children, research has shown the diverse Northern Territory workforce has the qualifications, skills and certainly the passion to do the job.

NT researchers help to conserve Africa's big cats

Two Charles Darwin University academics have contributed to research released recently suggesting that the conservation of Africa’s lions could lie in improved fencing strategies.

Researchers find key to improving remote housing

A Charles Darwin University research project investigating the provision of remote housing has found that Indigenous people and governments would benefit if “whole-of-government, whole-of-community” approaches were practised.

Researcher addresses cultural identity issues in Japan

A Charles Darwin University researcher recently presented research in Japan about how third and fourth generation South Asian youth living in the West view their cultural identity.

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Hospitality team raises $8500 for counselling service

Charles Darwin University hospitality students can add "fund raiser" to their growing repertoire of skills, much to the delight of a Top End counselling service.

Indigenous exhibition forges common ground

An exhibition highlighting the significant role that visual art plays in the cultural life and livelihood of Indigenous Australians will be opened at the Charles Darwin University Art Gallery this month.

Community centre set for The Heights, Durack
Palmerston residents are set to become the major beneficiaries of a significant collaboration between project developers of The Heights, Durack residential development and the City of Palmerston Council.
Celebration supports refugee women

The Northern Institute’s International Women’s Day celebration has recognised the work of a not-for-profit organisation that helps rebuild lives shattered by civil war.

Young NT minds open to tertiary study
For a select group of young Territorians, the dream of studying at university is now within reach.
Expert offers reality check for drilling engineers

The next generation of offshore drilling specialists has had the opportunity to learn first-hand the reality of working on oil rigs from a professor with more than 30 years of experience in the industry.

Diplomatic visits from India, Vietnam
March was a busy month on the diplomatic front at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus.
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Law at CDU gains new Head and profile
Legal studies in the Northern Territory has reached a milestone with the appointment of a new Head of Law at Charles Darwin University and the development of its stand-alone School of Law.
CDU population expert wins national award

A Charles Darwin University researcher has won a national award that recognises his work in encouraging greater participation by Territory communities in the 2011 Census.

Highly accomplished teachers graduate

A Highly Accomplished and Lead Teacher Graduation Ceremony was recently held at the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education precinct at Charles Darwin University.

Creativity could secure sustainable development in NT

A new project exploring major infrastructure projects currently affecting Darwin Harbour and other fragile coastal environments is the subject of an upcoming seminar at Charles Darwin University.

Academic casts light on missing explorer

A Charles Darwin University academic has shed light on the death of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, whose disappearance in the Outback has remained a mystery for more than 150 years.

Responding to industry's call for more beauticians

Charles Darwin University has responded to industry’s call for more beauty therapists in Darwin and Palmerston by introducing a series of evening courses.

Humanities researchers gather in Mexico

A recent meeting in Mexico brought together researchers from across the globe to discuss social sciences and humanities in the era of globalisation.

CDU welcomes new Deputy Director, Research

The new Deputy Director of the Office of Research and Innovation, David Scholz, has lived and worked throughout the Northern Territory for more than 20 years. He has held senior government and community services roles during that time.

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NT students compete in national logic quiz

Territory students have pitted their linguistic and logic skills against the nation’s best at the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad at Charles Darwin University.

Alice media graduate takes up Royal calling

Britain’s Buckingham Palace was the furthest thing from Gavin Henderson’s mind when he enrolled in a media arts course at Charles Darwin University last year, but it is very much front and centre of his thinking now.

Art student reflects on value of photos

An exhibition by a Charles Darwin University student exploring how snapshots present an idealised view of families has been shown in Melbourne.

NT's top pharmacy student set to compete in Adelaide

There was no cure for nerves as budding pharmacists battled it out for the Northern Territory title of Pharmacy Student of the Year at Charles Darwin University.

Nan Giese scholarship to help paint Central Australia’s history
The first recipient of the prestigious Nan Giese scholarship, Jennifer Taylor, hopes to use painting to explore cultural, ethical and ecological issues relating to traditional Eastern Arrernte country in Central Australia.
Orientation day image gallery
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Mataranka prepares for muster
Preparations are well advanced for Mataranka Station’s first cattle muster of the year, scheduled for the next few weeks.
Positive start to academic year in Alice

Charles Darwin University’s higher education credentials in Central Australia received a boost with more than 40 students attending the orientation evening at Alice Springs campus recently.

Busy women tame power tools
Women in the Red Centre have been learning some handy new skills in the construction workshop on Alice Springs campus.
Middle schoolers encouraged to think about university

A small seed of thought about a big idea for the future has been firmly planted in the minds of a group of Alice Springs middle school students.

Katherine staff welcomes Indonesian delegation

Charles Darwin University will continue to strengthen ties with the tertiary sector in Indonesia following a recent visit by an animal science delegation to campuses in Katherine and Darwin.

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