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Issue 19
9 October 2006

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Ngiya Jilamara II 2006
Dymphna Kerinauia
Ngiya Jilamara II 2006
sugarlift and aquatint etching


Micah Thorbjornsen

Micah Thorbjornsen

What are you studying?
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

Why did you want to study @ CDU?
I like the fact that it is so convenient and the people are so friendly.

Career aspirations:
I want to be mechanical engineer in the defence force.

Interests and hobbies:
I enjoy playing all sports and flying.

What key things have helped you through your studies?
The support that you get from lecturers and tutors is outstanding.

Best aspects of studying @ CDU:
The hands on practical work, especially in the course I am studying. You have the opportunity to meet real engineers.


Professor Carole Kayrooz

Health and education in the spotlight

The biggest challenge in training teachers and nurses was in developing courses that fitted the unique needs of the Northern Territory, says Carole Kayrooz, the dean of education, health and science at CDU. Read more >>

Overseas initiative wins award

CDU's efforts in attracting international students has won the Chief Minister’s award for a service industry. Read more >>

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FEATURE EVENTS : CDU Public Lecture Series
13 October : CDU Graduation Ceremony - Darwin Entertainment Centre
17-20 October : Try'a Trade 2006
19 October - 3 November Our Home - CDU Art Collection exhibition
For more information go to What's On >>
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Desert Knowledge Symposium

2006 Desert Knowledge Symposium and Business Showcase

A number of CDU lecturers are involved in Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre research projects. Read more >>

Zane Hughes

Accessible Desert Services: CDU's new link with desert communities

CDU has commenced a research project with the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre to look at the issue of 'Accessible Desert Services'. Read more >>

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Overseas student exchange

CDU pushes overseas student exchange

Student exchange is a relatively recent phenomenon of university life. It's the kind of experience that makes older academics look rather enviously at the opportunities that were never available to them in their undergraduate days. Read more >>

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2006 NT Try'a Trade program

CDU in partnership with Group Training NT, Territory Construction Association and the Department of Employment, Education and Training will host ‘Try’a Trade’ later this month. Read more >>

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Professor Brian Andrew

Taxing times for academic

For someone who has spent a large part of his life trying to reform the tax system, Brian Andrew is remarkably good-humoured about his work. Read more >>

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'Gathering drums' - Photo by Kara Burns

Partnerships through the arts for improved literacy and wellbeing

ArtStories, an exciting initiative in CDU's Learning Research Group, was officially launched on 13 September at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. Read more >>

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Professor Jai Singh

Professor Singh's new book

CDU's School of Engineering and Logistics is pleased to invite CDU staff to the launch of a new book by Professor Jai Singh. Read more >>

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Semester 2 Graduation 2006

Graduation Ceremony 2006

More than 900 people will graduate at CDU's formal graduation ceremony for 2006. Read more >>

Brooke Rainbird

Brooke's win is the big event in Alice

CDU Alice Springs student, Brooke Rainbird, has won the 2006 VET in Schools Student of the Year Award. Read more >>

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Jason McIntosh

Jason McIntosh joins the Corp Comms team

Jason McIntosh has joined CDU's Corporate Communications team as the regional PR/communications officer, based in Alice Springs. Read more >>

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CDU Alice floats NAIDOC support

CDU Alice Springs staff and students will march as part of NAIDOC 2006, a week long celebration of Indigenous achievements and culture. Read more >>

Yulara Centre

The Yulara Centre report starts on a sad note with the passing of CDU student, Braedon Lusty. Braedon was injured in a rugby match last Friday night and passed away at Royal Adelaide Hospital. Read more >>

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David Pitts

David returns to CDU's teachings

David Pitts cannot speak highly enough of his time at CDU and encourages others to experience the CDU lifestyle. Read more >>

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Our Home: CDU Art Collection, recent acquisitions

Our Home: CDU Art Collection, recent acquisitions

The CDU Art Collection, in association with the School of Creative Arts and Humanities, is set to present 'Our Home: Charles Darwin University Art Collection, recent acquisitions'. Read more >>

Northern Editions feature print: Ngiya Jilamara II 2006

Northern Editions feature print

Dymphna Kerinauia’s etching, titled Ngiya Jilamara II, translates as ‘My Design’ and is testament to the merging of old and new.

Dymphna’s print is part of Northern Editions’ latest exhibition, Jilamara: new etchings from Melville Island, showing from 8 August to 13 October, Building 33, Casuarina Campus. Read more >>

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