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Issue 21
25 September 2007


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NORTHERN EDITIONS FEATURE PRINT

Northern Editions feature print: Ningie Nanala Nagala's Lirrwarti

Ningie Nanala Nagala
Lirrwarti 2007
Etching
Image size: 60 x 40 cm, edition of 50
Collaborator/Printer: Jacinta Numina-Waugh
Price: $750 unframed (inc. GST)


Registrations are still open for the Charles Darwin Symposium, A Skilled Workforce for Regional and Remote Australia: Keeping, Attracting, Training


CDU PRESS FEATURE BOOK

Communicating at University: Skills for Success

Communicating at University: Skills for Success aims to ensure that students in any area of higher education have a good foundation in the academic communication skills required to succeed at university and in professional contexts.

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TOP NEWS STORIES

Senator to officially open $7 million university building in Alice Springs

Senator to officially open $7 million university building in Alice Springs

Higher education students in Central Australia will have their $7 million dollar building officially opened at the CDU Alice Springs campus on Thursday, September 27. Read more >>

CDU Palmerston bakery official opening

CDU Palmerston bakery official opening

Australian Government Minister for Vocational and Further Education, Andrew Robb AO MP, will officially open the bakery at CDU’s Palmerston campus on October 4. Read more >>

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EVENTS

FEATURE EVENT : Charles Darwin Symposium: A Skilled Workforce for Regional and Remote Australia: Keeping, Attracting, Training
25 September : Group A Streptococcal disease in Fiji - MSHR seminar series
26-28 September : DASSH Conference
26 September : Resource Management and Development in East Nusa Tenggara in the Era of Regional Autonomy - Symposium
28 September : The importance of storm-burning in shaping and reshaping Australian Tropical Savannas - SER seminar series
28 September : Engineering Careers Expo - Casuarina Campus
30 Sep-3 Oct : Australian Sister Cities Association Conference
1-31 October : CDU Bookshop October sale
4-5 October : 2007 AUSTAFE National Conference
6 October : Musical Giants - Darwin Symphony Orchestra performance
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CHARLES DARWIN SYMPOSIUM: A SKILLED WORKFORCE FOR REGIONAL AND REMOTE AUSTRALIA: KEEPING, ATTRACTING, TRAINING

Tony Barnes

Territory’s demographic trends and challenges put under the microscope

The Territory’s economic situation, population characteristics and labour force needs are just some of the issues Professor Tony Barnes and Dr Sarah Rummery will put forward in their presentation at the Charles Darwin Symposium on 28 September. Read more >>

Des Rogers

Education is the key to true empowerment of Aboriginal people

Education leading to real jobs is the key to addressing the challenges faced by Aboriginal people in Australia today, according to a speaker at the upcoming Charles Darwin Symposium. Read more >>

Tom Wilson

Tracking and predicting the Territory’s path

Why people move into and out of the Territory and its likely future population will be among the issues discussed at the Charles Darwin Symposium in Alice Springs next week. Read more >>

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RESEARCH

Dr Christine Schlesinger measures the canopy

Alice Springs lecturer gains grant to monitor effects of invasive grass

A CDU lecturer in environmental science has been successful in achieving a $7800 internal funding grant to help understand the effects of a major environmental weed in arid Australia. Read more >>

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INTERNATIONAL

Vietnam looks to CDU to beat skills shortfall

A recent visit to Vietnam by Chief Minister Clare Martin and Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Garnett has the potential to bring 150 PhD students to CDU during the next 15 years. Read more >>

North American delegates to visit CDU

Representatives from American and Canadian universities are about to visit CDU to take part in a seminar addressing issues of international education, including exchange and study abroad programs. Read more >>

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Deans to gather in Darwin for annual talks

Deans of arts, social sciences and humanities from Australian and New Zealand universities will gather on CDU’s Casuarina campus next week for their annual conference. Read more >>

Symposium: Resource management and development in East Nusa Tenggara

Symposium: Resource management and development in East Nusa Tenggara

Issues relating to the development of regional links with East Nusa Tenggara will be presented during a CDU symposium on 26 September. Read more >>

Darwin to host Australian Sister Cities Association Conference

CDU is a sponsor of the 2007 Australian Sister Cities Association Conference to be held in Darwin on 30 September. Read more >>

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STUDENTS

Degree of Adventure short film competition

There’s a certain degree of adventure about studying and living in the Top End. Read more >>

Mohamed Elgendi

Mohamed Elgendi journeys to MIT

CDU PhD candidate Mohamed Elgendi has expanded his knowledge and expertise in biomedical engineering through a visit to the top-ranked institute in engineering worldwide. Read more >>

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REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Ronja Moss

Roll out the red carpet for CDU

Alice Springs film student Ronja Moss and her lecturer Ronny Reinhard have been nominated for the 25th 2007 Australian Teachers of Media awards, recognising talent in the production and teaching of film. Read more >>

Baskets full of hope for Arnhem Land community

Baskets full of hope for Arnhem Land community

A CDU lecturer's efforts are helping to expand a highly successful cultural program run by the Mapuru community of East Arnhem Land. Read more >>

Malu 2

Nhulunbuy Centre report

Recent activities at Nhulunbuy Centre have included the start of classes for the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a visit by MALU 2. Read more >>

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ARTS

Northern Editions feature print: Ningie Nanala Nagala's Lirrwarti

Northern Editions feature print

Ningie has painted some of her country south of Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert. This country is named Lirrwirti and features a tjurrnu (soakwater) as represented by the circle. The parallel lines in the painting depict the tali (sandhills) found in this country. Read more >>

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