Issue 6
8 May 2006


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NORTHERN EDITIONS FEATURE PRINT

Nina Puruntatameri

Jilamara Kirimi 2005

Etching and chine colle


TOP NEWS STORIES

CDU Symposium - Prepare for Impact!

CDU Symposium - Prepare for Impact!

This week's CDU Symposium, Prepare for IMPACT - when people and environment collide in the tropics, explores issues including climate change, threats to the biosphere and emerging infectious tropical diseases in the south-east Asian region. Read more >>

Water, water everywhere

Local experts, global issues

Water wars and threats to Asian security are being played out at the Museum and Art Gallery of the NT this month with the next instalment in CDU’s Public Lecture Series on May 9. Read more >>

Reality TV comes to CDU

CDU plays host to Belgian reality TV show

Last week CDU’s Katherine Campus became the location for a reality TV show to be screened on Belgium’s television later this year. Read more >>

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EVENTS

Feature event : Charles Darwin Symposium Series: Prepare for Impact!
9 May : CDU Public Lecture Series: Water, water every where. So what's the problem?
11 May : Research and Innovation Awards 2006
16 May : CDU Public Lecture Series: Asian conceptions of security and perceptions of threat
16 May : Territory Culinary Challenge 2006 Presentation Dinner
For more information go to What's On >>
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RESEARCH

Magpie goose protection plan receives national praise

Magpie goose protection plan receives national praise

CDU’s Barry Brook’s research was recognised last week at the annual Science at the Shine Dome event in Canberra, when he received the Fenner Medal for outstanding research in biology by a scientist under the age of 40 years. Read more >>

Dr Barry Brook

Human role in megafauna extinction

The case is mounting for a human role in the mass extinction of giant animals that once ranged across Australia, with research challenging results from a site long claimed as evidence clearing people as the main cause of the beasts' demise. Read more >>

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ALUMNI

Lorenzo Templonuevo

Lorenzo credits Casuarina campus for career success

Lorenzo Templonuevo began his Master in Development Management (MDM) at the Northern Territory University (now Charles Darwin University) in 1998. Read more >>

CDU brings out the best in Amber

Former university student, Amber Favis, is set to receive the Best Master of Engineering Management Student award from CDU in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Read more >>

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INTERNATIONAL

CDU and Indonesian partners set directions for east Indonesian development

CDU and Indonesian partners set directions for east Indonesian development

A workshop on Integrated Rural Development was held in Kupang in April, following more than a decade of collaborative research and training activities by northern Australian and eastern Indonesian institutional partners. Read more >>

IDP discover the advantages of CDU

IDP discover the advantages of CDU

Last week International Development Program counsellors accompanied by IDP Client Services Manager, Harry Roden, visited CDU's Casuarina and Palmerston campuses as part of their Real Australia Counsellor Visit Program. Read more >>

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VTE

A new look for Karawa training restaurant

A new look for Karawa training restaurant

CDU's own Karawa training restaurants' new look and great food guarantee an enjoyable night's dining. Read more >>

From Kununurra to Katherine

From Kununurra to Katherine – students saddle up for a bright rural career

The sun has barely been up long enough to make the grass steamy but already, a group of keen teenagers are tucking into breakfast at CDU's Katherine Campus in preparation for another day’s hard yakka. Read more >>

CDU turns up the heat on Slow Food

CDU turns up the heat on Slow Food

Darwin and Top End Slow Food members will be all fired up on Saturday 13 May when they team up with CDU chef David Taylor for a cooking class with a difference. Read more >>

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Wild Harvest

Wild Harvest

Wild Harvest is one of a suite of Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) research projects investigating the development and sale of natural resource products in desert Australia. Read more >>

Computer skills improving livelihoods in Arnhemland

Computer skills improving livelihoods in Arnhemland

Ten people from remote Arnhemland communities visited CDU's Casuarina Campus recently in search of ways to develop more efficient and independent small businesses. Read more >>

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STUDENTS

Jessica Laruffa

Big sister role helps Jessica choose a career in Education

Being the eldest of six children prompted Jessica Laruffa to take on a Bachelor of Education (Pre-service), which she is now continuing with the help of a Northern Territory Government Indigenous Cadetship. Read more >>

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STAFF

Fieldwork in China

Fieldwork in China

CDU’s Professor Lesley Barclay and Dr Suzanne Belton returned from China recently after four weeks of field work. Read more >>

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CDU APPOINTMENTS

Christine Bond

Christine Bond

CDU's Corporate Communications new Media Manager, Christine Bond, joined the team on April 26. Read more >>

Professor John Haynes

Professor John Haynes commenced in the position of Head of School and Senior Professor, Information Technology, on April 24. Read more >>

Glenn Hubble

Glenn Hubble joins CDU's Corporate Communications team today (8 May) as the new Publications Officer. Read more >>

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

CDU's inaugural float at the 2006 Bangtail Muster

CDU celebrates Aussie Heroes at Bangtail Muster parade

A nurse, horticulturalist, baker, automotive tradeswoman, construction worker, university graduate and musicians were among the Aussie Heroes featured on the inaugural CDU float in the 45th Bangtail Muster on 1 May. Read more >>

Yulara Centre

CDU’s Yulara Centre has been kept busy with visits and course enquiries over the past month. Read more >>

Katherine Campus

Katherine Campus spirits not dampened by the weather

CDU continues to be a busy hub of educational activity, despite the recent Katherine River flooding. Read more >>

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ARTS

'Two minds' exhibition

'Two minds' exhibition

The School of Creative Arts and Humanities presents 'Two minds', an exhibition featuring photography by local artist and CDU staff member, Kelly Scurr from May 5 to 12. Read more >>

Jilamara Kirimi

Nina Puruntatameri

Jilamara Kirimi 2005

Etching and chine colle

Image size
24.6 x 19.6 cm

Price: $300

Northern Editions feature print

This exquisite etching by Tiwi artist Nina Puruntatameri is from the Munupi Suite, a series of six stunning etchings by female artists from Munupi Arts and Crafts. The title Jilamara Kirimi, means ‘design’ and refers to body painting designs that people use when attending ceremonies. Born at Nguiu, Bathurst Island in 1971, Nina now lives and works as a painter and printmaker at Pirlangimpi on Melville Island. In 1993 Nina won the Award for Best New Medium at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards in Darwin, which acknowledged her skills in etching. Nina is recognised as one Tiwi’s most accomplished artists and her work is represented in collections throughout Australia and overseas. This print is available for purchase through Northern Editions, for enquiries please call 08 8946 6325 or email northern.editions@cdu.edu.au.

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