Issue 6
07 August
Charles Darwin University


Welcome to E-news, Charles Darwin University’s news bulletin. Read on to learn about the upcoming Discover CDU on Casuarina campus and find out who is delivering this year’s Vincent Lingiari Memorial Lecture.

From left: ERGT Australia Managing Director Shane Addis, Minister for Workforce Training Selena Uibo, Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks and Minister for Primary Industries and Resources Ken Vowles

World class fireground training facility opens

A new world class fireground training facility at Casuarina campus will allow the Northern Territory to deliver high risk emergency response training for the first time.

The $2.3 million facility will facilitate high level emergency response...


Other Top Stories

Ian Hance with his striking paintings

Termite mounds enliven Waterfront WWII site

The long stretches of highway across Northern Australia have become the canvas for road-tripping “artists” dressing up the ubiquitous termite mounds.

The mounds, dressed in outfits ranging from lingerie to high vis work gear, are the focus of an...


Other Research News

Matt Ward and Paul Johnstone with CDU Art Gallery Curator Kellie Joswig

CDU Art Gallery to open new Salon exhibition

Charles Darwin University Art Gallery’s companion exhibition to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAA) will open to the public on Thursday, 9 August.

Now in its third year at CDU and kicking off the Darwin Festival,...


Other Community News

Senior appointments: Professor Robert Fitzgerald and Professor Philip Seltsikas

CDU welcomes two Pro Vice-Chancellors

Two Pro Vice-Chancellors have taken up their appointments to new key positions at CDU.

Professor Robert Fitzgerald is Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education Strategy, overseeing excellence and innovation in learning and teaching. The position brings together...


Other Staff News

From left: Dr Carla Eisemberg, Isabel Ely, Dr Linda Ford and Dr Erica Garcia

Researchers probe mystery of dying turtles

Environmental researchers are investigating an increase in malnourished and perished long neck turtles at Finniss River, two hours south-west of Darwin.

Research Fellow Dr Carla Eisemberg said CDU was working with Territory Natural Resource...


Other Students News

Zimbabwe Ambassador Mr George Vengesa, Professor Martin Javis, Zambia Ambassador Mr Frank Bwlaya, and Manager of Strategic Projects Ms Maryanne McKaige
 Sri Lanka Deputy High Commissioner Mrs Himalee Arunatilaka, with Ms Annie Ingram and Ms Shannon Toombs, who have both travelled and studied in Indonesia through the New Colombo Plan
Ms Gabrielle Hill, of the College of Business and Law, and Uganda High Commissioner Professor Joyce Kikafunda
Senator Nigel Scullion with the Cuba Ambassador Mr José Galego Montano

Ambassadors tour Casuarina campus

Staff across Casuarina campus showcased some of the great work taking place at CDU when Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Julie Bishop visited with a delegation of ambassadors and high commissioners from 70 countries.


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