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UB Celebrates Kapoor Hall Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Release Date: September 27, 2012

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Donor John Kapoor flanked on either side by UB Council Chair Jeremy Jacobs and UB President Satish K. Tripathi

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will become the first professional school in three decades to move back to UB's South Campus and into the City of Buffalo when UB celebrates the grand opening of John and Editha Kapoor Hall on Friday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. on UB's South Campus.

The morning's program will begin with an official welcome by Wayne K. Anderson, PhD, dean of the school.

It will be followed by remarks from UB President Satish K. Tripathi, New York Lt. Governor Robert J. Duffy, New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and UB Council Chairman Jeremy M. Jacobs.

UB alumnus and donor John N. Kapoor, PhD '72, will also speak. Kapoor is president of E. J. Financial Enterprises Inc., a venture capital firm located in Lake Forest, Ill.

The remarks will be followed by a ribbon cutting, tours and a reception.

Kapoor Hall Facts:

- Building named for donors John N. Kapoor and his late wife, Editha

- Designed specifically for the anticipated growth and academic excellence of UB Pharmacy, ranked in the top 25 pharmacy schools by U.S. News & World Report

- Demonstrates UB's commitment to sustainability through the "re-use" of an existing building

- Designed by architects at S/L/A/M Collaborative

- 147,000 square feet

- Targeting silver certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a green building national rating system that provides standards for sustainable construction

- New York State provided $46 million of the $62 million project, with the rest coming from UB and private philanthropy

- Several of the building's signature spaces are donor-funded

- The Panasci Atrium

- The Isaacs Lecture Hall

- The Pine Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center Classroom

- The Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center Patient Assessment and Counseling Rooms

- The CVS Caremark Student Organizations Suite

Kapoor Hall is one element of a much larger and ongoing effort to reinvest in UB's South Campus. The UB 2020 strategic plan, supported by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's NYSUNY 2020 legislation signed into law last year, will help to enrich campus and academic life throughout UB, aid the continued growth of UB in downtown Buffalo and increase UB's regional economic impact.

Press arrangements: Sara R. Saldi in the Office of University Communications at 716-645-4593, saldi@buffalo.edu, or onsite at 716-597-8434.

A map of UB's South Campus where Kapoor Hall is located is available at: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings/maps/SouthCampus.pdf

The Parker Lot, which can also be found on the above map, is recommended for parking during the festivities.

Media Contact Information

Sara Saldi
News Content Manager, Dental Medicine, Libraries, Nursing, Pharmacy, RIA
Tel: 716-645-4593
saldi@buffalo.edu
Twitter: srsaldi