The former John and Editha Kapoor Hall

Published June 20, 2019

The university is aware of John Kapoor’s conviction in federal court and recognizes the seriousness of this matter. The illegal and unethical activities brought to light during the trial are in stark contrast to UB’s core values and our mission to improve lives, strengthen communities and positively change the world.

As a result, the UB Council, SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY chancellor took action to "un-name" John and Editha Kapoor Hall. Effective June 20, 2019, the building will be called the “Pharmacy Building.”



Effective June 20, 2019, the building that is home to UB's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will no longer be known as the “John and Editha Kapoor Hall." It is now called the “Pharmacy Building.” More information is available in this news release.

UB renamed the building after the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution revoking the Kapoor Hall name. The “Pharmacy Building” name was recommended and approved by the university after review of long-standing university policies and practices for namings not associated with gifts. The name was selected because it best describes programmatic activities occurring within the building.