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The women's basketball team was more than an hour into a practice session on a recent Sunday afternoon when hundreds of students from Rutgers Business School - Newark and New Brunswick started filling a section of the bleachers inside the Rutgers Athletic Center.

In lieu of a regular class, nearly 700 students from 16 sections of "management skills" were required to show up to see Hall of Fame women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer and her players put a real-world spin on classroom lessons about communication, team dynamics and motivating others.

On the court, the first demonstration was already underway: Hall of Fame coach Stringer shouted instructions and encouragement while players passed the ball, signaled to one another and made shots at the basket.

For the crowd filing into the stands, the practice was just a prelude to a series of talks by people associated with the basektball team, from Rutgers University's Director of Athletics Julie Hermann and assistant women's basketball coach Tia Jackson to the players, themselves, who shared candid insights on being part of a team.

Rutgers Business School professor Phyllis Siegel, who is in the Department of Management and Global Business, said she chose Stringer and the women's basketball team for the event because of their long history of success.

"Sports is often used as a way of exploring management and team dynamics,'' Siegel said. "Coach Stringer is so highly acclaimed, I just thought she and the team would be great at sharing their insights and experiences at building and sustaining a winning team."

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Virtual tours showcase Rutgers Business School's two buildings

Two student guides offer informal tours through Rutgers Business School's two distinctive buildings.

The Rutgers Business School building at One Washington Park is showcased by a glass pavilion and a Times Square-like news ticker scrolling across the outside.

The school dominates the north end of Washington Park near the Newark Public Library and the Newark Museum. It is one of the anchor institutions within the city's redeveloping Downtown Arts District.

The spectacular Rutgers Business School at 100 Rockafellar Road opened in 2013. It was quickly nicknamed "100 Rock" and recognized as the gateway to a Livingston Campus, which has been transformed by new residence halls, a movie theater and restaurants. The campus is also home to one of the nation's largest campus solar fields.

See the building through the eyes of our student guides. Click on the links below to take a virtual tour:

One Washington Park

100 Rockafeller Road

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