Issue 9
19 June
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to find out about how research has helped secure funding for a new hospital in West Timor, and a law student who has travelled to Switzerland to take up a month-long United Nations Indigenous Fellowship.

Senior Research Fellow Dr Brett Murphy will investigate the impacts of climate change on biodiversity

NT biodiversity research attracts major grant

Charles Darwin University researchers have been awarded $692,830 as part of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships scheme.

The project, to be led by Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods' Senior Research Fellow...


Other Top Stories

Research by Rohan Fisher has helped secure funding for a new hospital in West Timor

Research leads to new hospital in West Timor

Research by Charles Darwin University has helped secure funding for a new hospital under construction in the remote Boking district of West Timor.

The research led by Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods’ Rohan Fisher has led...


Other Research News

Year 11 student Ella Goss with CDU Engineering lecturer Dr Luis Herrera Diaz

Hands-on science experience

Budding young scientists have been given the opportunity to work under the guidance of senior academics at the Year 11 Science Excellence Experience at Casuarina Campus.

Eight high-achieving Northern Territory students sampled subjects including...


Other Community News

Associate Professor James Smith has co-edited a book on Indigenous transitions into higher education

Book reveals key to improving Indigenous student retention

An improved understanding of the difficulties Indigenous students face in navigating pathways and transitions into higher education is the key to improving retention according to a new e-book released this month.

The book “Indigenous Pathways,...


(From left) Sam Buckworth, Dr Jenny Buckworth, Dr Karen Dempsey and Harry Owen

Like mother, like son

Two Territory families had double the celebration after two sons and their mothers graduated on the same day.

Harry Owen and Sam Buckworth graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Industries respectively as their mums...


Other Students News

Focus on the north

Developing Northern Australia Conference
Who: Dr Don Zoellner, University Fellow
When: 20 June
Where: Cairns, Qld
More: Dr Zoellner will present the...



Exhibiting art student Matthew Grant with visual arts lecturer Henry Smith
Araluen's Tim Chatwin and lecturer Suzi Lyon at the opening of More than One a Day
Di McKee and Sofie Cornell admire the apple art in the Incubator, Alice campus library
Chancellor Neil Balnaves AO and Harold Furber at the Indigenous valedictory ceremony

Central Australia celebrates

The CDU community in Central Australia this week has celebrated academic excellence and achievement with a graduation ceremony, an Indigenous valedictory ceremony and the opening of a student art exhibition.


Man with a stick and serpent

Man with a stick and serpent

José da Costa, Maquili, Atauro Island, Timor-Leste, Early 21st century, White hardwood (Wrightia javanica), initim (AD), ai lalar (T) and cloth, 68 H x 12 W x 12.5 D cm, Private collection of Maria do Céu Lopes da Silva, CF0183


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