COVER GUYS: Housing and Food Services’ Paul Brown and Jean-Michel Boulot grace a magazine cover this month, but it isn’t Gentleman’s Quarterly. The two are posed in Terry-Lander’s restaurant, Eleven 01, for the cover of Food Management (pictured). They’re there because Eleven 01 was honored with the magazine’s Best of Show in its Best Concepts award competition.
“We already considered the University of Washington dining facilities some of the industry’s ‘Best of Class’ retail foodservice operations when we first reported in March 2003 on its renovations of Husky Den at the student union and of ‘8’ in McMahon Hall,” the magazine gushes in its story about Eleven 01. “With the opening of Eleven 01 Café and Lounge last fall, the UW Department of Housing and food Services sealed its reputation and demonstrated that its approach to developing foodservice concepts is far more flexible and sophisticated than one that relies mostly on a station-by-station model to provide retail variety.”
GLOBALLY GREEN: Two UW faculty members are among those winning King County’s Green Globe Awards, given on Earth Day, April 22. The Green Globe Award is King County’s highest honor for businesses, organizations and individuals who have participated in one or more Department of Natural Resources and Parks programs. Sally Brown of the College of Forest Resources and Chuck Henry, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Bothell, will receive the Leader in Biosolids Award for outstanding work to create a closed-loop recycling system using biosolids to grow canola for biodiesel to be used as fuel for transporting biosolids.
Biosolids provide soils with organic matter and nutrients, often improving crop yield. Brown and Henry convinced a Yakima Valley farmer to test growing canola as a biofuel crop. They secured a grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture to study the potential to increase canola crop yield by fertilizing with biosolids, and to evaluate business strategies for extracting the canola oil and converting it to biodiesel. The award citation reads, “Sally Brown and Chuck Henry provided the vision and the expertise to develop an innovative and collaborative research project that may lead to a new market for biosolids and a ‘home-grown’ source of biofuel.”
INTERNATIONAL HONOR: Ernest Henley, professor emeritus of physics and former dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, has been given an honorary science doctorate by the University of Giessen in Germany. The doctorate honors not only Henley’s work in subatomic physics, but also the key role he played in establishing a student exchange program between the UW and Giessen.
COACHES COMMENT: UW coaches Lorenzo Romar (basketball) and Tyrone Willingham (football) are in the spotlight Monday, April 25, when they’ll be interviewed at a “Talk of the Times” forum by Seattle Times veteran sports columnist and associate editor Blaine Newnham. Tickets for the forum — slated for 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall — are $5 at the door.
FLORABUNDANCE: FlorAbundance, Seattle’s largest spring plant sale, will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24 at the Warren G. Magnuson Park. The sale is sponsored by the Arboretum Foundation, with proceeds going to support the Arboretum. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. For a list of participating nurseries and vendors, go to http://www.arboretumfoundation.org.
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