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Plutonium: Permanent Problem at Rocky Flats

PlutoniumThursday, July 30 // 7:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Center // 2130 Arapahoe Ave.

Three dynamic speakers invite you to join the conversation on the unanswered questions about plutonium in the environment at Rocky Flats, who is protected and why it matters. Presented in partnership with Rocky Mountain Nuclear Guardianship.

LeRoy Moore, PhD, questions the Superfund cleanup at Rocky Flats and if it would protect a “wildlife refuge worker.” The decision provided the basis for turning most of the Rocky Flats site into a wildlife refuge and for doing a cheaper, quicker cleanup; but was it shortsighted or even illegal because plutonium left in soil at the site will be toxic long after the refuge has vanished.

M. Iggy Litaor, PhD, shares his discovery that when the conditions are right plutonium migrates. He will tell of his discovery, the treatment he received, and why it matters today.

Michael E. Ketterer, PhD, addresses the existence of “hot particles” of pure plutonium dioxide and the distribution of these particles in the environment. As well as what are the environmental threats associated with controlled burns on the Refuge? What are the risks to the Wildlife Refuge?

Co-sponsored by The Joanna Macy Center at Naropa University

Experience Naropa

Experience Naropa Open HouseFriday, August 7 // 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Nalanda Campus // 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
Free // Register Here

On August 7, Naropa University will open its doors to prospective graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world at Experience Naropa – a whirlwind of activity designed to open minds, spark creativity, and begin to create the bonds of community.

Tour campus and student housing, attend sample classes, and meet students and faculty who are changing the world for the better. Come for the answers to your questions, and stick around for an engaging afternoon full of lively activities and passionate people. Learn more.

Retreat, Reflect, and Renew: How Do We Practice Authentic Leadership in Times of Chaos and Transition?

Retreat, Reflect, and Renew...in ItalyOctober 11 – 14
Subiaco, Italy
Register Here

This retreat will provide reflection and connection with a growing community of practitioners of Authentic Leadership in Action in Europe.  Our conversations will be anchored in issues emerging in Europe such as the ramifications of the Greek economic crisis, conflicts in the Middle East, migration from countries at war, and how these issues impact us and our work. We will explore practices and methods that can help us respond with deep authenticity, compassion, and resilience.

Each day we will offer mindfulness and embodiment practice, opportunities to engage in large and small group conversations, walks in nature, and individual and collective expression through music and sound, all within the beautiful expanses of a Benedictine monastary in Italy! Learn more.

Mindful Leadership Summit

Mindful Leadership SummitNovember 6 – 8
Washington, D.C. area
Register Here before July to save $400 

Join us at the second annual Mindful Leadership Summit, the largest mindful leadership event in the country. The 2014 Summit sold out with over 500 attendees, bringing together leaders from 38 states. This year's event will feature 25+ speakers, with attendance by about 750 leaders. Naropa is a lead sponsor this year, and the featured speakers will include Naropa's Jerry Colonna (Chair, Board of Trustees) and Susan Skjei (Director, Authentic Leadership Center).

The format includes keynote sessions, short talks, roundtables and workshops, as well as opportunities for organic group discussions, networking, and contemplative practice. The Summit helps leaders learn practical tools, share success stories, and make one-on-one connections, all in service of helping participants become more mindful leaders. Learn more.