Issue 2
13 March
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to find out about a CDU-developed app that will help people better manage Type 2 Diabetes, and preview an exhibition that explores the unique artwork of a remote island north of Dili in Timor-Leste.

From left: Thilini Pandithage, Netanya Lai, Elliana Miles, Kristina Mu, Professor Simon Maddocks, Michael Pham and Marianna Diamondopoulos

Young achievers’ hard work attracts rewards

For some students who are starting their courses at Charles Darwin University this year, last Thursday evening was special.

Vice-Chancellor’s prizes and Pro Vice-Chancellors’ scholarships were awarded to young high achievers, who graduated...


Other Top Stories

Species such as the northern brushtail possum are in trouble on some of the NT’s remote islands

Native species ‘in decline’ on NT island

Native animals are declining on Australia’s second largest island with brush-tailed rabbit-rats, black-footed tree-rats and northern brown bandicoots the worst hit. 

This is one of the findings of a recent Charles Darwin University-led health...


Other Research News

Olive ridley hatchling Chomper before her release back to the wild

CDU celebrates turtle release

Two native sea turtles have returned to their ocean homes after being cared for by staff at the Top End’s only ongoing turtle rehabilitation facility at Charles Darwin University.

The aquaculture team at Casuarina campus spent months preparing Chompa...


Other Community News

Professor Martin Jarvis, gonged at California film festival

US film festival honours CDU professor

Charles Darwin University Professor Martin Jarvis has received a “Best Documentary” award for the part he played in making a film screened at a prestigious California film festival in February.

The accolade for “Written By Mrs Bach – Broken Silence”...


Other Staff News

 Caption: A Hill’s sheathtail bat in Central Australia. Image: Erin Westerhuis

PhD student to reveal secret lives of bats

Environmental science student Erin Westerhuis will share her knowledge of Central Australia’s mysterious microbats as the sun sets behind Simpsons Gap near Alice Springs this Friday evening [March 17].

Erin said the event was part of the Australasian...


Other Students News

Experts on the Go

Speaking engagement
Who: Felicity Gerry QC, Senior Lecturer, CDU
When: Wed 15 Mar
Where: Hong Kong
More: Ms Gerry will argue that the assassination of...



First year students Shannon McSkinning and Ryan Riedel enjoy pizza at O Week
Sisters and fellow first years Rebecca and Theresa De Silva
Pharmacy student Mikayla Pene and social work student Lelani Cooper meet a croc
Torres Strait Islander dance group, Upai Purri performs during the Indigenous Knowledges and Learning Showcase

O Week 2017

Almost 600 students from Australia and overseas recently attended O Week at Casuarina campus in preparation for the start of Semester One, 2017.


Ancestor figure, Lepu-Hmoru

Ancestor figure, Lepu-Hmoru

José da Costa, Hhua le’en ceremonial house, Luliopon, Maquili, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste, Mid-20th century, Wood, Australian red cedar (Toona ciliate), lero (AD), ai saria (T), 127H x 11W x 13.5D cm, National Collection of Timor-Leste, NCTL00745


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