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
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.
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
Kapoor Hall Facts:
- Building named for donors John N. Kapoor and his late wife,
- 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
- The Panasci Atrium
- The Isaacs Lecture Hall
- The Pine Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center Classroom
- The Pharmaceutical Care Learning Center Patient Assessment and
- 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, email@example.com, or onsite at
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.