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Issue 14
14 August 2006

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Northern Editions feature prints: Tokwampini II 2006

Glen Farmer
Tokwampini II 2006
Etching and chine collé


Garma Key Forum - photo by YYF/Mark Rogers

2006 Garma Festival Forum - Indigenous Education and Training

Raising the levels of literacy, numeracy and training opportunities for Indigenous students is one of the greatest civil rights challenges facing Australia today, according to many of the key speakers at the recent 2006 Garma Forum. Read more >>

Territory’s northernmost artists join with Australia’s oldest and northernmost fine art printing studio

Collectors, dealers, art lovers, artists, curators and politicians demonstrated their interest and support for printmaking at the opening of Jilamara: new etchings from Melville Island, at CDU’s Northern Editions Gallery on 12 August. Read more >>

CDU Corporate DVD

What sets us apart makes us unique

A DVD about CDU shows the extent to which the University interacts with its community and the depth and breadth of the University's involvement across the Territory. Read more >>

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Feature event : Darwin Festival
13-14 August : Selling Yarns: Australian Indigenous textiles and good business in the twenty-first century
15-19 August : Orpheus and the Underworld presented by CDU and OperatuNiTy - a Darwin Festival event
22-26 August : Gil Sullivan - Complele Mozart Sonatas - a Darwin Festival event
26-27 August : Strange Fruit - a Darwin Festival event
For more information go to What's On >>
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Professor Barry Brook and Professor David Bowman - 2006 Botanic Gardens Trust Eureka Prize finalists

Eureka for research fellows

Professor Barry Brook and Professor David Bowman have been co-nominated as a finalist for the 2006 Botanic Gardens Trust Eureka Prize for biodiversity research. Read more >>

Laura 'Kat' Burmeister

Fulbright brings Kat to CDU

Laura 'Kat' Burmeister has come a long way to undertake her PhD—all the way from the United States. Read more >>

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National Science Week 2006 launch

National Science Week 2006

The spotlight was on CDU's Casuarina Campus as it opened the Northern Territory Science Week 2006 last week. Read more >>

Professor Liz Cartwright’s CDU experience

Associate Professor Elizabeth Cartwright from the University of Idaho recently visited CDU for a series of talks on cross-cultural health issues. Read more >>

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CDU goes CEO online

CDU's Faculty of Law, Business and Arts has successfully established a partnership with CEO Online and the International Institute of Directors and Managers. Read more >>

CDU welcomes Fujen University, Taiwan

CDU's expertise in Indigenous knowledge will be on show as the University hosts a group of students from the Fujen University, Taiwan. Read more >>

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CDU booth at the IDP Education Expo in Surabaya, Indonesia

Promoting CDU in Indonesia

CDU's International Office recently took part in several student recruitment activities throughout Indonesia. Read more >>

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Nathaniel Miller and Betty Ah Kit

Kathy goes back to school

It was a very special journey for CDU's Kathy Arbon and Betty Ah Kit when they travelled to various remote communities to fly the CDU flag in late June. Read more >>

Kim Beazley interviewed at Territory FM

Kim Beazley visits CDU

Territory FM's Peter Perrin recently interviewed Kim Beazley. The Federal Leader of the Opposition talked about his visit to Wadeye, the opening of the Garma Festival, and the recent interest rates rise, among other topical issues.

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Crossing Cultures: Art, Politics and Identity edited by Sylvia Kleinert

Crossing Cultures book launch

Crossing Cultures: Art, Politics and Identity edited by Sylvia Kleinert, was launched at CDU on Friday 11 August. Read more >>

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Volunteers needed to act as guides for Floating University

CDU's Business Development Unit is looking for volunteers to experience one of education’s modern marvels. Read more >>

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Professor Isaac Brown and Meg Friel

Farewell Meg, welcome Professor Brown

CDU and the Indigenous Academic Support Unit are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Isaac Brown has been appointed to the position of coordinator, Indigenous Academic Support Unit, for six months. Read more >>

Allan Patience

Professor Allan Patience recently joined the School of Creative Arts and Humanities as lecturer in political science. Read more >>

Jennifer Ramsey

Jennifer Ramsay

Jennifer Ramsay has recently joined CDU's Corporate Communications team as marketing events officer. Read more >>

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Dr Andrew Cameron

Darwin born academic and former CDU student, Dr Andrew Cameron, believes there is no one way to achieve success through study, but he does have some words of wisdom. Read more >>

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Jabiru Centre


Hosting a careers expo for local students and providing units as part of the Junior Ranger Program, Jabiru Centre is big on community involvement. Read more >>

Katherine Campus


Katherine Campus' success at the recent Katherine Show and Royal Darwin Show and presence at this year's Flying Fox Festival cap off a hectic month. Read more >>

Yulara Centre


Yulara Centre staff have been heavily involved with the local community over the past month in the delivery of CDU courses. Read more >>

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Northern Editions feature print: Tokwampini II 2006

Northern Editions feature print

This delightful small etching depicts a white bird - Tokwampini - atop a Tutini, or Pukamani pole, which is a central feature of the Tiwi mortuary ceremony and is iconic to Tiwi Islander art. Read more >>

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Congratulations to Kelly Stewart, the winner of the enews feedback survey! Kelly has won tickets to the Darwin Festival.

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