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Issue 22
20 November 2006

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Northern Editions feature print: Grass Parrots 2000
Lindy Rontji
Grass Parrots 2000
Hermannsburg Potters/Hermannsburg
Price $70 inc. GST


Leonore Hanssens

Leonore Hanssens

What are you studying:
PhD in investigating suicide clusters within urban rural and remote communities.

Why did you choose to study @ CDU?
After being awarded a Doctor of Philosophy scholarship through CDU, I chose the University because I was well aware of its teaching and research reputation.

Favourite things about life @ CDU:
The people are very friendly and the campus has a relaxed atmosphere yet a brilliant and stimulating environment for research.

Favourite place on campus:
The library is my favorite place as their facilities are top class and the staff are friendly and helpful.

CDU provides the best supervision and support. It offers efficiency in teaching and research that leading universities elsewhere have built their reputation on.


CDU, Casuarina Campus, circa 1985

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CDU, Casuarina Campus, circa 1985


Jessica Mauboy draws near to the end of her Australian Idol campaign

Previous winner of Charles Darwin University Arts Award (NT Young Achiever Awards)


White Ribbon Day - 25 November 2006

Held annually on 25 November, White Ribbon Day marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Read more >>


Chris Darwin visits CDU

Darwin descendant drops in for talks

The great great grandson of Charles Darwin, after whom the University is named, visited his namesake town for the first time last week. Read more >>

Federal Education Minister, Julie Bishop, visits CDU's Casuarina Campus

Federal Education Minister visits CDU

Federal Education Minister Julie Bishop visited CDU on Wednesday (15 November) for talks with Vice-Chancellor, Professor Helen Garnett. Read more >>

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23 November - 15 December : From the Stockroom - Northern Editions Christmas sale and exhibition
24 November - 2 December : Promonation - School of Creative Arts and Humanities exhibition
30 November : Australian Export Awards 2006, Melbourne
1-2 December : Northern Australian Water Use Experts Summit
6-19 December : Water over skin - School of Creative Arts and Humanities exhibition
For more information go to What's On >>
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David Bowman has been nominated in the NT list for Australian of the Year

Researchers nominated for Australian of the Year

Staff from two schools of the University have been nominated in the Northern Territory list for Australian of the Year. Read more >>

Cancer checks reduce deaths

Increased screening for Territory Aboriginal women has contributed to halving the number of deaths due to cervical cancer, a new report has revealed. Read more >>

l-r: Tess Lea, Martin Young and Mary Morris

Gambling study recommends caps on pokies be retained

A team of researchers at CDU's School for Social and Policy Research, led by Dr Martin Young, have just released a report on the prevalence of gambling in the NT. Read more >>

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Robyn Smith

Keeping the record clean

Studying journalism and anthropology in her arts degree is proving of vital importance to Robyn Smith in her role as Deputy Editor of Debates in the NT Parliament.

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Company donations help expand heavy vehicle VET training opportunities at CDU

Company donations help expand heavy vehicle VET training opportunities

Territory companies Newmont, HWE Mining and Hastings Deering are helping to expand the training opportunities for VET students at CDU with their most recent donations of equipment. Read more >>

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4th Annual AUCEA Conference, 2-4 July 2007

CDU steps up to national community engagement conference

CDU is stepping up its active role in the national community engagement agenda. Read more >>

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Student Square, at CDU's Casuarina Campus, is now open for use

Student Square

CDU is pleased to announce the official opening of the much anticipated Student Square. Read more >>

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Steven Sunk a TV star!

The good food message is sinking in, says the Walkabout Chef

A book and a television series are in the pipeline for CDU’s celebrated Walkabout Chef. Read more >>

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Jubbilation CD cover

Tennant Creek students launch CDs with CDU

The Tennant Creek High School and the town’s CDU centre have teamed up to help year 11 and 12 students write, perform and develop their own CD as part of their music studies. Read more >>

Alice Springs Campus

Alice Springs Campus busy in lead up to Christmas

It has been a busy month for Alice Springs Campus, with the run-up to Christmas now adding to the load of staff members. Lecturers are busy with resulting and exams, and administration staff with providing support for them. Read more >>

Trish Harkin

Trish farewells Yulara Centre

Centre Administrator Trish Harkins has decided to retire. She will leave CDU on 18 December to travel around Australia with her husband. Read more >>

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Ben builds on his CDU foundation

CDU graduate Ben Luppino has attracted national attention for his vision of architecture for environmental sustainability. Read more >>

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Caroline Rannersberger

Images of the Sublime in Alice Springs

CDU Master of Visual Arts student Caroline Rannersberger is exhibiting her work Sublime Territory at the Araluen Galleries at The Alice Springs Cultural Precinct. Read more >>

Yula 2006 by Ningie Nangala - Northern Editions Xmas sale and exhibition

Northern Editions Christmas sale

Don’t miss Northern Editions much anticipated Christmas sale and exhibition, From the stockroom, from 23 November to 15 December. Read more >>

Northern Editions feature print: Grass Parrots 2000

Northern Editions feature print

This small screenprint by Hermannsburg artist Lindy Rontji illustrates two green grass parrots eating the pink blossom of a gum tree. Read more >>

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