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Reynolda Village Sidewalk Sale to be held July 24

The following is a guest post from Reynolda Village.

Reynolda Village will host its annual sidewalk sale this Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along the main village road.

2021 Reynolda Village sidewalk sale flyer with the text "Sidewalk Sale: Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m." with the Village logo and two photos of families shoppingVisitors can support local businesses while enjoying deals from Reynolda Village shops, including the Reynolda House Museum store.

Visit the Reynolda Village website to learn more about the area, as well as village stores and restaurants.

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“The Voyage of Life” opens to campus community July 16

The following is a guest post from Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

“The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community Response” opens at Reynolda House Museum of American Art on Friday, July 16, as part of the museum’s “Weekend of Gratitude” for members, first responders and WFU faculty, staff and students. “Voyage of Life” will debut to the public on July 20.

Detail showing the engraving "Voyage of Life: Youth" (1854-55) by James Smillie after Thomas Cole

Detail. Thomas Cole, engraved by James Smillie, “Voyage of Life: Youth” (1854-55), engraving. Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Gift of Barbara B. Millhouse.

In this exhibition, a collaboration between Wake Forest University and Reynolda House, three centuries of American art come together alongside community stories to illuminate life’s most defining moments.

Discover works by artists including Lee Krasner, Alice Neel, Robert Colescott, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden and Grant Wood.

Community members of all ages make connections between the art and their own experience, and their stories accompany curatorial descriptions throughout the exhibition. Read more

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Live auto-transcription globally enabled in Zoom

The following is a guest post from Wake Forest Information Systems (IS).

Back in February 2021, we communicated that live transcription was available in Zoom, providing on-screen machine-generated subtitles/captions and an associated transcript during Zoom meetings. The setting we instructed users to enable within Zoom to begin using this feature has been globally enabled. All meeting hosts will now see a Live Transcript button in their host toolbar during meetings.

Hosts must select the Live Transcript button and Enable Live Transcription during a meeting to make the transcription available to attendees. We highly recommend hosts do this at the beginning of each meeting for the best attendee experience. As we develop the habit of enabling this useful accessibility feature, we encourage attendees to request for meeting hosts to enable live transcription, if not yet enabled, to preemptively accommodate attendees’ needs. Attendees can do this by selecting the Live Transcript button in their toolbar menu.

Make sure to update the Zoom application on your computer regularly to ensure access to the most current features. Manually check for updates and run updates through the menu on the Zoom client. For further instructions on updating, check out this Zoom help article.

An AskDeac article has been added with information and screenshots to help users understand how to enable live-transcription during Zoom meetings.  Read more

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IS Fellow Isabella Ryan helps improve juvenile detention practices in Tennessee

The following is a guest post from Wake Forest Information Systems (IS) Communications.

Isabella Ryan, 2020-21 Wake Forest Fellow for IS, wrote and submitted a bill to limit the use of solitary confinement for children in juvenile detention centers in Tennessee. Ryan’s bill has passed the State Senate and House, and it is headed to the Governor to be signed into law.


Headshot of Isabella Ryan, 2020-21 Wake Forest Fellow for Information SystemsTwenty-three and a half hours a day, alone, in an 8’ by 8’ room. The impact of solitary confinement on children is immense. Many emerge with significantly impacted mental health and report signs of PTSD. Further, 50% of juvenile suicides in detention facilities occur while a child is in solitary. This is the reality of solitary confinement for minors in Tennessee.

However, thanks in large part to the persistent efforts of Nashville native Isabella Ryan (’20), it will soon no longer be the case. In 2015, as a junior at Hume-Fogg High School, Isabella, co-wrote a bill with her classmate to limit the use of solitary confinement for children in Tennessee. In 2016, Isabella contacted State Senator Jeff Yarbro with a copy of the bill. Senator Yarbro quickly introduced the bill and has continued to do so ever since. Finally, after five years of Isabella’s advocacy, the bill passed the State Senate unanimously and nearly unanimously in the State House, with only one dissenting vote. This means limits on how long and why children can be in such restrictive environments will soon be in place. The bill is now headed to the Governor to be signed into law. 

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College faculty retirees, 2020

A guest post from the College

This is the final post in a five-part series honoring College faculty who have retired in 2021 and 2020.

The College honors those who retired at the end of the 2020 academic year. Due to the abbreviated virtual conferring of degrees in 2020, these tremendous teacher-scholars and directors were recognized during this year’s Commencement ceremonies. Enjoy the linked profiles capturing their lasting legacies.

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