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RIT unveils pair of new learning environments

Two new learning environments have been created at the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. The REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory and the Business Analytics Lab will help students collaborate, officials said.

The REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory features self-contained student pods, along with digital and traditional displays and video conferencing capability for distributed teamwork.

The Business Analytics Lab has the latest in Bloomberg Financial Markets technology and other analytics software, which includes an S&P 100 Index stock market ticker and 16 work stations, officials said.

“The REDCOM Active Learning Collaboratory and the Business Analytics Lab are visually designed to enhance the look of our business school, but more importantly they enable faculty to implement learning activities that promote student engagement and peer-based learning,” said Jacqueline Mozrall, Saunders College dean. “These new spaces provide access to real-time data and communication, allowing students to work collaboratively to critically analyze information and develop sound business decisions.”

REDCOM Laboratories Inc. has RIT ties with executives Klaus and Brigitte Gueldenpfennig.

Klaus is chairman and CEO of REDCOM and an RIT trustee emeritus. He graduated with a master’s of science degree in engineering in 1974 and an MBA in 1977. Brigitte retired as vice president of finance from REDCOM but remains the company’s secretary and treasurer. She received her MBA from RIT in 1981.

Dinah Weisberg, their daughter, is executive vice president at REDCOM. She earned an MS in software development management in 1997 and her executive MBA in 2003.

“We at REDCOM are extremely happy and proud to contribute to ‘our’ college and make it an engaging place to learn,” the three said in a statement. “We are keenly aware of the changing environment in colleges and the need to stay ahead of the competition, as well as the individual needs of the students.”

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