Issue 10
Monday
03 July
2017
Charles Darwin University

E-news

Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s fortnightly news bulletin. Read on to find out about the university’s acquisition of language and business schools in Cairns and the newly renovated building that has taken out an award for Territory architecture.

Bachelor of Environmental Science student Jessica Puntoriero. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Drone school has lift-off

In an Australian first, Charles Darwin University students can now gain commercial drone licences as part of their degrees.

The School of Environment has pioneered the unique two-week...

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The Prickly Dogfish (Oxynotus bruniensis) is found only around New Zealand and southern Australia, and eats nothing but the eggs of deep-sea egg-laying sharks and chimaeras. Photo: Brit Finucci

Shark expert joins extinction risk study in NZ

A Charles Darwin University shark expert has travelled to New Zealand to study some of the more unusual species found deep in the ocean to help assess their risk of extinction.

Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods Senior...

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Other Research News


Participants at the Glasshouse Workshop in Alice Springs

Women brainstorm business ideas

Territory women have been urged to pursue their best entrepreneurial ideas at business-nurturing Glasshouse Workshops hosted by the Northern Institute in Darwin and Alice Springs.

Co-presenter Associate Dean Research and Research Training, Professor...

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Other Community News


Professor Steven Bird joins the Northern Institute

Language technology expert joins CDU

A researcher living at a remote Northern Territory outstation to deepen his cultural understanding and develop new technology to preserve Indigenous languages has joined Charles Darwin University.

Professor Steven Bird is a social and technological...

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Other Staff News


Course coordinator Adriana Stibral (left) barters with student Nyankiir Giir during a simulated disaster training exercise. Photo: Julianne Osborne

Humanitarian ‘crisis’ strikes campus

Students are responding to an urgent call for humanitarian aid as a complex crisis involving a natural disaster, tribal group clashes and political unrest strikes in the developing country of “Sebedoh”.

The simulated emergency enables the 26 students...

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Other Students News


Tales from the Top End

National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference
Who: Alison Haines, Team Leader Agriculture and Rural Operations and Fiona Plunkett, Lecturer Agric and Rural Ops
When: 5-7 July...

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Learning Technologist Paul Irving captures the training exercise on camera
Student Helen Ojaba, a community liaison for fictional aid provider Red Heart, explains a situation to Jesspreet Kaur and Karen Dempsey
Jeanine Asilo and Jesspreet Kaur prepare for an emergency
(From left) Course coordinator Adriana Stibral with students Don Jose, Chikodili Ajoku and Adlu Rahman

Students respond to humanitarian ‘crisis’

Bachelor of Humanitarian and Community Studies students provide aid to those internally displaced during a simulated crisis in the fictitious country of “Sebedoh” as part of an intensive unit.

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Spoon with anthropomorphic handle

Spoon with anthropomorphic handle

Artist unknown, Late 20th Century, Buffalo Horn, 30 H x 7 W x 7 D cm, National Collection of Timor-Leste (Antoulas Collection no. 62)

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