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Technology park nears completion
By John Fulwider
A technology center to help fledg
ling businesses develop and provide
employment for NU graduates is near
Don Helmuth, associate vice chan
cel lor for research, said the University
of Nebraska Technology Park will
include the tentatively-named Ne
braska Science and Technology De
The development center wi 11 house
new technology-related companies,
helping them mature and succeed.
The center could be up and running
in 18 months, Helmuth said. It will be
located on a 135-acre tract of land
owned by the University of Nebraska
The park is in the Highlands area of
Lincoln, north of Interstate 80 and
south of Highlands Boulevard.
Transcrypt International was the
first company to build on the site. No
other buildings have been built on the
Besides having low-cost office and
laboratory space, the companies could
draw on university resources and fac
ulty and staff expertise. They also
could share office resources such as
receptionists, photocopiers and com
“They would get a lot of support
while they’re in this fledgling state,”
he said. “We’re hoping to improve the
small business success rate.”
The development of high technol
ogy businesses in Nebraska will help
the state’s economic development, he
said. By providing internships and
employment for NU students and
graduates, it will also help prevent the
“brain drain” of talented people leav
ing Nebraska to work elsewhere.
Transcrypt already has provided
internships and full-time employment
to UNL students. Its CEO, John
Connor, has been helping NU offi
cials decide what kind of assistance to
offer new businesses, Helmuth said.
Transcrypt provides information se
curity, mobile data and specialized
The foundation is seeking approval
for a use permit and other necessary
permits from the Lincoln-Laneaster
County Planning Commission today.
City Planner Rick Houck said the
foundation has asked the Planning
Commission to suspend its rules and
vote on the technology park plans
today. Normally, there is a two-week
delay after the public hearing.
If the commission agrees, the City
Council could address the matter by
Expert speaks on Macedonian tombs
By Beth Narans
Archaeological finds cause fasci
nation and wonder for many people,
but they also can cause some contro
versy for some scientists.
The tombs found in Macedonia are
no different, Pennsylvania State Uni
versity Professor Emeritus Eugene N.
Borza said Tuesday night in a presen
tation at the Beadle Center. His lec
ture was sponsored by the Archaeo
logical Institute of America Lincoln
Omaha chapter. It was the third in a
series of lectures this year.
Borza is the authorof several books
and has written many articles. He has
been lecturing for 21 years.
The Macedonian tombs are about
300 miles north of Athens, Greece.
They are the traditional burial grounds
of kings near the city of Aegae, which
was the original Macedonian capital.
Little is known about the origin of
the Macedonians. The excavation of '
the burial grounds began in the 192t)s
after interest in them was stirred dur
ing World War I, Borza said.
Two types of tombs were discov
ered, he said. The first was a cyst
tomb, a modest tomb found through
out the area.
But the Macedonian tomb was more
like a monument, he said. It had an
architectural facade with plaster col
umns. Often these facades were
painted, which Borza said most people
Many of these tombs were looted
in antiquity, Borza said, but some still
have the original items in them. Lan
terns, shields, wine strainers, cups and
furniture were someofthe items found.
These tombs contained things consid
ered valuable in life, such as war in
struments and cups used for drinking
wine, he said.
No one is certain who these tombs
belonged to, Borza said, and that has
caused much controversy among ar
chaeologists. Many believe one of the
tombs belonged to Phillip II, but no
evidence has proved that. Many of the
tombs were given the name of the
person assumed to be buried in them,
“I wouldn’t take the names very
“These discoveries have
important for our
EUGENE N. BORZA
Penn State Professor Emeritus
seriously” because the evidence
pointed to different owners, Borza
Even if the tombs’ ownership is in
question, much still can be learned
from them, Borza said.
“These discoveries have been ex
tremely important for our knowledge
of Macedonians,” Borza said.
They are important because they
help provide funding for further exca
vation, and they help establish,the
chronology of the Macedonians. They
also are important for evaluating the
quality and style oftheir lives, he said.
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associate law professor, said Nebraska law de
fined the placement of certain materials in a
stuffed toy that a child could ingest as a violent
Jay Corzine, sociology professor, said the
FBI defined violent crime as “the intentional
use of physical force against another human
And then comes the question of fairness.
Punishing students who commit violent
crimes but ignoring students who commit non
violent felonies is discrimination, said Don
Jensen, psychology professor.
Some senate members applauded his state
But McGarvey said the amendments were
not set up to punish students. Instead, they show
the community that the university does not
condone violence, she said.
The four amendments would:
• extend the university’s jurisdiction to vio
lent misdemeanors and felonies on off-campus
• suspend students charged with violent
crimes from participating in activities in which
they represent the university until they are
• suspend students convicted of violent
crimes from participating in activities in which
they represent the un iversity for a period of time
to be determined.
• instruct the judicial officer to institute
disciplinary proceedings as soon as possible
and to put the power of investigation with the
judicial board and not with an academic spon
sor or coach.
McGarvey addressed criticism of the amend
ments, saying they did not presume guilt before
“If you suspend someone from representing
the university, that is in no way prejudging
them,” she said.
And the amendments do not violate student
rights, she said, because representing the uni
versity “is a privilege, not a right.”
McGarvey said the athletic department al
ready suspends students involved in violent
crimes from their respective teams.
But having coaches determine whether a
student athlete should be suspended is a viola
tion of the university ’ s conflict of interest policy,
“In these decisions, the prestige of the uni
versity as a whole is at stake,” she said.
The discussion was tabled because of time
constraints, but it will be continued at
December’s meeting. The Academic Senate
can vote on the amendments, but final approval
belongs to the NU Board of Regents.
In other action, the senate:
• listened to committee reports from Aca
demic Rights and Responsibilities, the
Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of
People of Color and the Chancellor’s Commis
sion on the Status of Women.
• elected Pat Kennedy, assistant marketing
professor, as an Executive Committee member.
• was briefed on requirements and assess
ment procedures for the North Central Associa
tion of Colleges and Schools 10-year accredita
Editor j. Christopher Hain,
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