The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 21, 1987, Image 1

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April 21, 1987
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Vol. 86 No. 143
NASA's technology
to boost state economy
By Jen Deselms
Senior Reporter
A burst of NASA technology will
expand a center that helps Nebraska
businesses and industries solve manu
facturing problems and develop new
products.
In a ceremony Monday afternoon the
Nebraska Technical Assistance Center
was named as an Industrial Applica
tion Center of the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration.
In its new role, the center will pro
vide Nebraska industries with current
technology.
The Technical Assistance Center, a
joint project between NU and the
Department of Economic Development
will take on another dimension through
its affiliation with NASA, UNL Chancel
lor Martin Massengale said.
Massengale said the center has been
successful in its two years of existence,
during which it provided information
to 2,000 businesses and individuals.
The center will be a source of current
Morrill Hall to display
new Plains Indian exhibit
despite poor conditions
By Lynne Bomberger
Staff Reporter
Despite existing climate-control
problems, a new Plains Indian Gallery
will open in May 1988 at Morrill Hall,
said Tom Myers, curator of anthropol
ogy for the museum.
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lections are built by
the gifts of people
who support the
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A collection of Plains Indian mate
rials was donated to Morrill Hall by the
heirs of George B. Wilson, a doctor from
Gordon at the turn of the century,
Myers said.
"Fine museum collections are built
by the gifts of people who support the
museum," Myers said.
Most of the donated items in the
collection originated at the Pine Ridge
Two mosques operate locally;
organization name corrected
Two mosques in Lincoln are availa
ble for worship at 30th and Starr
streets and at 23 and U streets, said
Amer Sheikh and Nereed Siraj. The
2324 U St. location will have a special
Moslem service for Ramadan, which
will begin on either April 28 or 29, said
Samir Hussain, president of the Islamic
Foundation of Lincoln.
Friday's Daily Nebraskan incorrectly
reported that no mosques currently
operate in Lincoln.
In Friday afternoon sermons at the
Nebraska Union, political themes are
sometimes discussed in a religious
context, but sermons are not always
political, Sheikh said.
Persons interested in attending a
Ramadan service should call Hussain
at 466-0138 between 10 and 12 p.m. on
April 27 to find out the exact time and
date.
technology from around the world, pro
viding "fingertip" information to Ne
braskans, he said.
One example of its use, is in tech
nology developed in space programs
and research which has had many
commercial applications in the past.
The applications range from medical
and consumer products to farm mach
inery, said Len Ault, deputy director of
NASA's Technology Utilization Division.
The program is based on a network
of computer services and data bases
that will aid in information sharing.
The center will work with industries to
take current technology and match it
with the companies' needs, Ault said.
Industrial Application Center servi
ces will be free.
Radford King, director of NASA's
Industrial Application Center at the
University of Southern California, said
Nebraska was the first in a series of
places that will house affiliate pro
grams. NASA plans to establish appli
cation centers in 15 Western states in
the next several months.
Reservation in South Dakota between
1880 and 1910, Myers said.
Some of the items important to the
museum's coUection include: a pipe
bowl held by an eagle's claw made of
red pipestone, a beaded pipe bag and a
bag made of porcupine quills, Myers
said.
Although the new exhibit is exciting
and gratefully accepted, Myers said,
donations and museum support would
be better if the climate control were
improved.
"It's really a disaster," Myers said.
Myers said all the collections could
be damaged by the climate. Therefore,
many priceless items are not on display
or even kept in Morrill Hall, he said.
"It's an incredibly high risk," he
said.
Myers said that the Plains Indian
exhibit will have a ventilation system
to protect the items.
"It's a short-term measure," Myers
said.
The College Career Christian Fel
lowship was incorrectly referred to as
the Campus Christian Career Fellow
ship in the Religion on Campus series
story, April 16.
NDSL interviews
set for next week
Students who received a National
Direct Student Loan while attending
UNL are required by federal regula
tions to attend exit interviews. The
interviews will be next week in the
Nebraska Union Monday through Thurs
day and in the East Union on Friday.
The times are:
O Monday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m.
O Tuesday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m.
O Wednesday, April 29, at nooa
O Thursday, April 30, at 3 p.m.
O Friday, May 1, at 5:30 p.m.
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reinforcement bars on Friday. Workers are pouring cement for some of the Lied Center walls.
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By Kip Fry
Staff Reporter
Construction on the Lied Center for
Performing Arts is on schedule for
completion by April 1989, but profes
sors in nearby buildings want it fin
ished before then.
With all the pile-driver pounding
and mud from the rain, the neighbors
are learning to live with the construc
tion. "We're coping with hip boots, with
all the mud here," said Kerry Grant,
professor of musicology and director of
the School of Music in Westbrook
Music Building.
Grant said the loud noise from the
pile driver has "introduced new rhythms
here that we haven't heard before."
The pile driver pounds 80-foot steel
rods and 40-foot wooden rods into the
ground. The rods eventually will keep
the building's foundation from settling,
said a spokesman for Builders Inc.,
the project's construction company.
The spokesman requested anonymity.
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However, work has quieted down
now as crews pour concrete. That stage
of the construction should continue for
about the next year, the spokesman
said.
Construction also has affected the
Westbrook Building. The water was
turned off in the building during school,
but officials asked the construction
crew to hold off until spring break,
Grant said. The workers agreed, he
said.
Construction also has curtailed the
use of Kimball Hall during the day.
Grant said that he knew about this a
year ago, so Kimball's schedule was
planned around the construction.
"In the long range, it has been less
severe than we thought it would be,"
Grant said. "We planned for the disrup
tion, but we'll be glad to see the con
struction end."
Noise has been the complaint from
people in the Temple Building, which
houses the department of theatre arts
and dance.
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"The pounding was very disruptive,"
said Pat Overton, theater manager.
"There was no place else to go, so it just
continued. It was tough for acting
classes."
The building soon became a sounding
board for noise, said Tice Miller, pro
fessor and graduate adviser of theatre
arts and dance. He considered the
noise a minor irritation, especially if
the windows were closed.
"The building is sound, with thick
walls, so it absorbs the noise pretty
well," Miller said.
The mild winter had little effect on
the construction schedule.
The construction crew did not gain
any time duirng the mild winter, said
the spokesman from Builders Inc.
"We lost some time from the rains
and snow the last four weeks," he said,
"but it is hard to tell right now how
much that will affect things."
The spokesman said that he has not
received any complaints about the
noise.