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Kindness Shake organisers and volunteers (from left) Ben Poveda-Alfonso, Romal Shrestha and Nagendra Timilsina
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Giving students helping hand of kindness

International students in Darwin in need of a hand will receive a “kindness shake” this week thanks to a new initiative, providing free, pre-made meals.

Associate Lecturer in Social Work, Tufel Musyadad

‘Social isolation’ is a misnomer

The term “social distancing” is a misnomer according to CDU Associate Lecturer in Social Work Tufel Musyadad. He is concerned that the government’s terminology is causing unnecessary confusion and alarm.

Students lend hand

CDU students lend hand in face of pandemic

Charles Darwin University students are working to address the current shortage of hand sanitiser, while raising money to help people in need in the Northern Territory.

Professor Karen Gibb

Workshop to inform Darwin Harbour Report Card

A community-led workshop will be held this week (19-20 March) to inform the Darwin Harbour Report Card, a strategy to support the harbour’s long-term sustainability.

NT Rural Women’s Award winner Amy Kirke

Shark scientist wins rural women’s bursary

PhD candidate Amy Kirke will represent the Northern Territory at the National Rural Women’s Award after winning the AgriFutures NT Rural Women’s Award for a project to take science education into remote communities.

PhD candidate David McKenzie

Researcher seeks to unlock the farmer’s mind

A Charles Darwin University researcher is investigating the contrasting decision-making behaviours of farmers who face fire, flood, drought and other adverse natural hazards.

PhD candidate Sigit D. Sasmito

National Geographic grant to help uncover blue carbon

A Charles Darwin University student investigating the impact of blue carbon emissions generated by the conversion of mangrove forests to oil palm plantations has won a National Geographic Society Research and Exploration grant.

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering graduate Rikki Bruce

National recognition for STEM role model

Charles Darwin University graduate Rikki Bruce has received the $20,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander STEM Professional Award at a recent ceremony hosted by the CSIRO in Darwin.

Dr Luca Aquili

Flexibility key when you take a wrong turn: researcher

Cognitive flexibility is one of our behavioural functions that has been described as the “mental ability to switch between thinking about two different concepts, and to think about multiple concepts simultaneously”.

Army PTIs

Defence PTIs train at CDU

Staff and students from Charles Darwin University’s College of Health and Human Sciences have delivered professional development for 15 Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) and physiotherapists from the Australian Defence Force.

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