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Issue 12
17 July 2006

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Northern Editions Feature Print

Lily Karedada
Wandjina 1995


CDU sponsors Darwin Festival

CDU sponsors Darwin Festival

Charles Darwin University (CDU) announced its sponsorship of the Darwin Festival last week to coincide with the Darwin Festival Program launch. Read more >>

Share our heritages

Kakadu heritage under international spotlight

CDU is a major participant in an international pilot project for postgraduate students focusing on the management of cultural and natural heritage. Read more >>

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Feature event : Garma Festival
17-21 July : International Conference on Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Materials and Applications (ICOOPMA2006)
19 July : Telstra Ballet in the Gardens
20-23 July : Australian Agricultural Training Providers Network Annual Conference
26 July : Mid Year Orientation
For more information go to What's On >>
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Garman Festival 2006

Garma Forum – Strengthening links with the Yothu Yindi Foundation

CDU will coordinate the key academic forum on Indigenous education and training at next month’s Garma Festival. Read more >>

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Josh leads ‘O’ the way

Josh leads the ‘O’ way

CDU orientation festivities are on again for semester two on July 26. Read more >>

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CDU in grant win

CDU wins grant for honours scholarship

Dr Naomi Rea of CDU's School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems has been successful in her application to Power and Water to undertake a study on the impact of regulation on tropical rivers. Read more >>


CDU environmental experts Dr Michael Douglas and Prof Stephen Garnett will lead a major research team as part of an $8 million national initiative focusing on Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRACK). Read more >>

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International recipes

International recipes

Download Thitinun Klangchoho's Paw Paw Salad recipe (.pdf, 174kb) >>

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CDU responds to health industry needs

CDU is leading the way in responding to an urgent need in the Territory’s health industry. Read more >>

Kim Wilson and Leah Rossis

Culinary delights

The competition was frantic but the aromas heavenly at the annual Nestlé’s Golden Chef’s Hat regional finals held at the Palmerston Campus on July 5. Read more >>

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CDU Supercar crew

CDU Supercar crew

The colour, drama and speed of the V8 Supercars gripped the Territory once again this month, but for a lucky group of CDU automotive apprentices the experience was much different. Read more >>

2006 Engineering Excellence Awards

2006 Engineering Excellence Awards

Lawrence Stubbs declared 'Professional Engineering of the Year'

The NT's highly talented engineering innovators and guests joined in a celebration for the Engineers Australia's Northern Division's annual Engineering Excellence Awards. Read more >>

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Car donation to Territory FM

Hyundai’s gift to CDU is all the torque

A generous gift from Honeycombes Automotive Group Qld and NT has put a smile on the faces of the Territory FM team that won’t be removed anytime soon. Read more >>

CDU to host 2007 AUCEA Community Engagement Conference

Charles Darwin University will host the next Australian University Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA) conference in Alice Springs on 2 - 4 July 2007. Read more >>

Dr Tess Lea

Topical presentation

Dr Tess Lea, Director of CDU's School for Social and Policy Research, is the invited speaker at the NT Library Lunchtime Talk Series on 25 July. Read more >>

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Lajamanu CEC

Study Year 11 at Lajamanu

2006 has brought fantastic opportunities for Lajamanu Community Education Centre’s secondary high school students. Read more >>

CDU students’ success at uni games

CDU students’ success at uni games

A group of 30 CDU students headed to the Northern University Games held on the Sunshine Coast from July 2 - 6, with a great outcome in AFL, winning bronze. Read more >>

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CDU staff receive recognition for teaching excellenc

Carrick Awards 2006

CDU has picked up three national awards for excellence in tertiary education at the annual Carrick Awards for Australian University Teaching. Read more >>

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Australian Brandenburg Orchestra performs in Darwin

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra performs in Darwin

A rare moment to hear four famous Brandenburg concertos from the Master, JS Bach - Touring nationally in August 2006. Read more >>

Photo by Hayley West, Darwin Visual Arts Assoc. Inc.

Random events at Darwin Fringe Festival

CDU fine arts students and lecturers will imprint their work throughout Darwin city as part of the Darwin Fringe Festival 2006 from 21 July to 13 August. Read more >>


Northern Editions feature print

It is said that the Wandjina spirit figure is the embodiment of the rain spirit and ancestor of the Woonambal, Ngarinyin, and Worrora peoples of the North West Kimberley. Read more >>

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Meaghan Bryant

Meaghan Bryant

Meaghan Bryant recently joined CDU's Corporate Communications team as publications officer. Read more >>

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Alice Springs Campus

Alice Springs

The last four weeks have seen a range of activities take place on CDU's Alice Springs Campus. Read more >>

Palmerston Campus


Among a number of activities upcoming for Palmerston Campus is a forum on 19 July bringing staff together to share information across schools and faculties. Read more >>


Suzanne Wilson

Suzanne sings CDU’s praises

Suzanne Wilson cannot speak highly enough of her time at CDU and she encourages others to savor the university lifestyle. Read more >>

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