Thursday, October 25, 2012

Save the Date: Veteran's Appreciation Days @ RCC

Looking for a way to honor and thank the men and women who serve our country? Well, look no further, take out those red pens and mark your calendar folks. RCC's Diversity Programming Board invites everyone to come on down and participate in a letter writing campaign for those currently serving in the military.

Redwood Campus

Tuesday, November 13th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Student Center

Riverside Campus

Wednesday, November 14th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Room 127/129 in Higher Education Center

Table Rock Campus

Wednesday, November 14th from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Student Commons

Writing supplies and refreshments will be provided!

Netflix: Subtitles coming to movies near you!

Netflix, an online video streaming giant who's service can be viewed over a multitude of devices, is looking to have 100% of their library captioned by 2014. Currently, the video streaming company has about 82% of their video collection captioned, by 2013 their goal is set for 90%. By 2014, the company hopes to caption all new content within 30 days, 14 days by 2015, and within 7 days by 2016. Their ultimate have captions provided simultaneously with new video launches.

Full article can be viewed and read here: Netflix agrees to subtitle all films by 2014

Documentaries: The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

Have an interest in dyslexia? Have HBO? On Monday, October 29th at 7pm, HBO will be showing James Redford's film The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia world premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and takes a look at the developmental reading disorder in a way that hopes to provide a clearer view of the minds of people who live with it. This topic is close to the director's heart, as James Redford's own son, Dylan, was diagnosed at an early age. Among those filmed, interviews with Charles Schwab, Richard Branson, David Boles, and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, which gives insight into how some individuals develop their own unique strategies for coping that helped lead them to paths of success.

Tune in or jot down for viewing at a later date - enjoy!