Issue 9
27 May 2008


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NORTHERN EDITIONS FEATURE PRINT

Maryanne Tungatalum's Kulama

Maryanne Tungatalum
Kulama 2004
Etching on paper
Image size: 19 x 24cm; Sheet 36x39cm
Collaborator: Leon Stainer
Printer: Michael Roseth
Price: $300 (GST inclusive)

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Water in the Top End - Opportunities and Constraints

Registrations are now open for the Charles Darwin Symposium, Water in the Top End - Opportunities and Constraints


TOP NEWS STORIES

Associate Professor Michael Christie

Research and teaching of Indigenous language and culture leads to prestigious $300,000 fellowship for CDU academic

CDU’s Associate Professor Michael Christie has been awarded the 2008 prestigious Senior Australian Teaching and Learning Fellowship, valued at $300,000, to continue his work integrating Aboriginal culture and practices into tertiary teaching. Read more >>

Wan Kam Cheong and family

Hundreds robe up for graduation

More than 500 graduands robed up to receive formal recognition of the successful completion of their studies at CDU during last week’s mid-year graduation ceremonies at Casuarina campus. Read more >>

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Nicole Burnip, Sue McKinnon, Joseph Bethune, Simoa McKinnon-Barbosa and Kai McKinnon-Barbosa

Scholarships help create bright futures for students

More than 40 outstanding students at Charles Darwin University received recognition at a presentation ceremony at the Casuarina campus. Read more >>

EVENTS

27 May : Allison Gray - Creative Arts and Humanities artist's forum
27 May : Sustaining junba in the Kimberley - SAIKS seminar series
27 May : Closing the loop. Challenge and change in early childhood education - CDU Public Lecture Series
29 May : 2008 NT Research and Innovation Awards dinner - Holiday Inn
30 May : Water in the Top End: Opportunities and Constraints - Charles Darwin Symposium
30 May : Educational reform and teaching grammar: What we can learn from Bakhtin and his dialogic pedagogy - SSPR seminar series
1 June : CYM cello and bass concert - Casuarina campus
2 June : Improving health promotion through continuous quality improvement - Menzies seminar series
2 June : Territory Culinary Challenge 2008 presentation dinner
4-6 June : Accounting at the Top 2008 - Conference
4 June : Future Leaders Forum - Casuarina campus
4 June : Accounting at the Top - Free community session
6 June : Dynamics of Australian savanna woodlands - SER seminar series
For more information go to What's On >>

CHARLES DARWIN SYMPOSIUM

Professor Stephen Garnett

Water in the Top End: Scenarios for the future

The northern landscape has been on the brink of transformation for more than a century, according to a prominent CDU environmental scientist. Read more >>

Donna Jackson

Equitable access and rights to water in the NT

An Indigenous leader believes that with the Top End now perceived as the emerging food bowl of Australia, there are genuine concerns for the possible impacts on our freshwater ecosystems. Read more >>

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Grant to provide real employment opportunities for communities

Grant to provide real employment opportunities for communities

Social Work student, Devina Deeble has recently completed a grant application aimed at providing real employment opportunities for people from Kulaluk and Minarama (Bagot) community. Read more >>

Students engage our top decision-makers

Key members of staff from the Northern Territory Police Force are set to present an interactive guest lecture as part of CDU’s management unit, Decision Making in Organisations. Read more >>

National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia logo

Professor shares knowledge of Indigenous music on national radio

The Ghost Songs, ABC Radio National's program about wangga songs, has been selected as an entrant in the prestigious international radio prize, the Prix Italia. Read more >>

Indigenous students from NT schools sample university life

Indigenous students from NT schools sample university life

More than 400 school students attended CDU's recent Taste of Uni event. Read more >>

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Peter Dempster

CDU saddles up new recruits in SA

Indigenous communities of the APY lands in north-west South Australia are set to benefit from a custom pastoral training program created in partnership between the Northern Territory’s CDU, TAFE SA and various government departments. Read more >>

Jade Kudrenko, Amanda Bruce and Peta Caspani

CDU helps to seed the Duke's award

For students such as Peta Caspani, working in the outdoors is far more exciting than inside the walls of a classroom. Read more >>

ARTS

Maryanne Tungatalum's Kulama

Northern Editions feature print

Maryanne Tungatalum’s exquisite etching Kulama (yam) represents the Kulama circle and ceremonial dancing ground of the Tiwi people. Read more >>