Issue 17
7 October 2008


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NORTHERN EDITIONS FEATURE PRINT

Minnie Lumai's Yab-yab-gnemignim (Sugarbag)

Minnie Lumai
Yab-yab-gnemignim (Sugarbag), 2008
Etching on paper, edition of 40
Image size: 50 x 33 cm
Paper size: 81 x 52 cm
Co-published by Northern Editions and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts
Collaborating Printer: Dian Darmansjah, Northern Editions at CDU
Price: $495 (GST incl)

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CDU PRESS FEATURE BOOK

Contexts of Child Development: Culture, Policy and Intervention

New release!

Contexts of Child Development: Culture, Policy and Intervention

Gary Robinson, Ute Eickelkamp, Jacqueline Goodnow and Ilan Katz (eds)

An inspiring and thought-provoking collection that aims to deepen our understanding of child development in order to positively influence the people, policies and practices that help shape children’s lives.

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TOP NEWS STORIES

Steven Larkin

CDU appoints Pro VC for Indigenous Leadership – a national first!

CDU has appointed a Territorian and Indigenous person to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Leadership. Read more >>

Hundreds to robe up for graduation

More than 250 graduands will robe up to receive formal recognition of the successful completion of their studies at CDU’s end-of-year graduation ceremony on Friday night. Read more >>

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Industry friendly work wins international award

A paper discussing innovative futures for Electronic Information Systems has won an international award for best industry paper at the recent 9th International Continuous Innovation Network Conference. Read more >>

RESEARCH

Maternity services come under critical review

Two prominent researchers have called for the Federal Government to review current sub-par maternal services in rural and remote Australia. Read more >>

Grants worth $435,000 help universities move into modern age

Researchers from CDU have received grants worth $435,000 to improve learning environments and build leadership capacity in the Australian university sector. Read more >>

STUDENTS

$2.3 million in scholarships boost to elite engineering course

Scholarships valued at more than $100,000 each are on offer to build the infrastructure of the Northern Territory. Read more >>

University course takes to the Outback

University course takes to the Outback

Getting down and dirty in the Australian Outback isn’t the usual route to a university degree, but for seven CDU students, it was a requirement of their course. Read more >>

AMEP students

Colourful images help students learn about language, culture

Every year, more than 400 migrants and refugees attend free English classes conducted by the Adult Migrant English Program at CDU. Read more >>

STAFF

Aaron Devine

CDU’s Director VET wins national award

CDU’s Aaron Devine has been recognised with a major national award in the Australian Vocational Education and Training system. Read more >>

CDU academic says Bach’s music wasn’t all his own work

A leading Territory music academic has questioned the authorship of Bach’s most famous musical compositions. Read more >>

REGIONAL CAMPUSES

Oliver Budack

Palmerston campus makes art of dining

Guests at Karawa Restaurant on CDU’s Palmerston campus can now enjoy fine art inspired by North Australia as well as fine dining - in a congenial lakeside ambience. Read more >>

Jaimee Eaton

Alice students model a slick future

Hairdressing apprentices and VET in Schools students flaunted their talents at an Alice Springs fashion show recently to a packed audience and plenty of admirers. Read more >>

Tennant Creek welding students

Trailer-makers hitch on the back of NT’s boom

CDU’s customised literacy and numeracy program is helping to forge the latest Indigenous-driven manufacturing success story in the bush. Read more >>

Andrew Fitness and Shane Dixon

Bush kids give trades taster the thumbs up

Many students from the far reaches of Central Australia are now more familiar with vocational careers thanks to a recent one-day trades taster in Alice Springs. Read more >>

ARTS

Minnie Lumai's Yab-yab-gnemignim (Sugarbag)

Northern Editions feature print

A engaging rendering of line and colour, Minnie Lumai’s etching, Yab-yab-gnemignim, or Sugarbag Dreaming, depicts a Creation story from the Kununurra region. Read more >>

COMING UP ON CAMPUS

8 October : Try a Trade - Rivers Region
9 October : Paloma de Papel (Peru) - Latin American Film Festival
10 October : Critique of the Kyoto Protocol - SER seminar series
10 October : CDU graduation ceremony - Darwin Convention Centre
13 October : Where the light don't shine: Race and the Australian public service - AIATSIS-CDU joint seminar series
14 October : Summer Semester BBQ - Casuarina campus
14 October : The intervention into NT Aboriginal communities - The approach by the Rudd Labor Government - CDU Public Lecture Series
15 October : Year 10 Discovery Day - Casuarina campus
16 October : Ruido (Uruguay) - Latin American Film Festival
17 October : CDU Sports Ball - Darwin Turf Club
20 October : The Independent NTER Review Report: Closing the gaps and future Indigenous affairs policy - AIATSIS-CDU joint seminar series
20 October : Effective learning partnerships through VET - OctoberVET 2008 event
21 October : Betting on the evidence: The case of gambling-related problems among the indigenous population of the Northern Territory - CDU Public Lecture Series
22-24 October : MobilizeThis08 - Casuarina campus
22 October : Casuarina Senior College Year 10 Discovery Day - Casuarina campus
23 October : Oriana (Venezuela) - Latin American Film Festival
24 October : Socio-economic aspects of rice-fish culture development in Bangladesh: Opportunities and challenges - SER seminar series
28 October : A conversation: What are the arts good for? - CDU Public Lecture Series
30 October : Ay, Juancito (Argentina) - Latin American Film Festival
For more information go to What's On >>