Issue 3
3 March 2008

Having trouble viewing enews? Go to


>> subscribe to enews

>> enews feedback

>> view all issues


To contact Corporate Communications on story ideas, events, campus news, email:



Click on image to view more information about Dymphna Kerinauia's Ngiya Jilamara II 2006

Dymphna Kerinauia
Ngiya Jilamara II 2006
sugarlift and aquatint etching on paper
image size 49 x 33 cm; paper size 76 x 56 cm
Collaborator: Dian Darmansjah; Printer: Sarah Dudley
Price: $440 (GST inclusive)

Find out more >>


Orientation 2008

Students crowd CDU for O-Week

Fresh and renewed energy was palpable at CDU last week as students arrived from around Australia and the globe to participate in the University’s Orientation Week. Read more >>

Orientation 2008 photo gallery


Orientation 2008 Orientation 2008

Visit the Orientation 2008 photo gallery for more great images from the event.

CDU receives awards for innovative online learning materials

For second year in succession, CDU’s School of Information Technology has won “Best Small Project” at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education awards held in Singapore in December 2007. Read more >>


3 March : Cultural protocols for working in Indigenous communities - Menzies seminar series
6-23 March : CAN - CDU Gallery exhibition
6 March : How can online collaborative work work? - Visiting scholar seminar
6 March : Piano recital by Min Kwon - Casuarina campus
7 March : In-depth interviews of the NT population project: Preliminary results - SSPR seminar series
8 March : Tantalising Tchaikovsky - Darwin Symphony Orchestra performance
11 March : Pamela See - CDU artists' forum
14 March : The role of flow variability in river management: A Tasmanian study addressing assumptions in environmental flow recommendations - SER seminar series
17 March : Alcohol, alcoholism and the role of self-help groups in Japan - Menzies seminar series
For more information go to What's On >>


‘Respect’ links knowledge systems for researchers

Eight Indigenous researcher-consultants, most of them from east Arnhem Land have thrown light on research issues associated with working between two knowledge systems. Read more >>


Maryanne Sturt and Ronnie Yundun

Kimberley artists learn printmaking skills at CDU

CDU’s printmaking studio Northern Editions recently hosted a week-long printmaking workshop for five Indigenous artists from the Keep River and Kunnunara region of northern Australia. Read more >>


CDU Press release: Future Options for North Australia

New book paints range of futures for tropics

A new publication examining the future of tropical Australia has been released by CDU Press. Read more >>


Sara Marie Roberts

Alumni Scholarship recipient 2008

This year’s CDU Alumni Scholarship has been awarded to Sara Marie Roberts in recognition of her academic and community engagement activities. Read more >>

Kevin Kadirgamar and Maria Kambouris

Students to join global leaders in New Orleans

Two exceptional students from CDU have been accepted to attend the upcoming Clinton Global Initiative university meeting to be held in New Orleans. Read more >>

Maria Koulianos

University’s brightest talent receive awards

Winners of the 2008 CDU’s Vice-Chancellor’s Prize and Dean’s Scholarships received their awards at a recent ceremony. Read more >>

Adil Hakeem

Territory tennis ace ready for CDU match up

Combining the demands of being an elite athlete with university study is a challenge which Territory tennis prodigy Adil Hakeem is looking forward to. Read more >>


Jill Kaye

CDU lecturer celebrates 30 years of helping Darwin migrants

Every day migrant and refugee students from countries around the world come to CDU's building 18 to study English and learn about the Australian culture. Read more >>


Prisoners help to build police facility

Prisoners help to build police facility

CDU selected and trained prisoners from the Alice Springs Correctional Centre were used for the construction of police mounted horse stables in Alice Springs, officially launched by the NT Chief Minister Paul Henderson on 28 February. Read more >>

Dr Rolf Gerritsen and Jayshree Mamtora

Workshop boosts research capacity in Alice Springs

CDU’s research activity in central Australia is being boosted with the introduction of advanced information skills workshops at the CDU Alice Springs campus. Read more >>

Andrew Nugiary-Smith and Warren Murphy-Cullinan

CDU partners to grow new bush program

Eight young people from the remote central Australian community of Imanpa have graduated from the area’s first Green Corps program. Read more >>


Dymphna Kerinauia's Ngiya Jilamara II 2006

Northern Editions feature print

For the Tiwi Islanders, all contemporary Jilamara, or design, originally hail from traditional body painting designs that continue to be inextricably associated with two key ceremonies: the Pukumani (mortuary) and Kulama (initiation/yam) ceremonies. Read more >>