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UB's Kapoor Hall will be 'un-named' after Kapoor's arrest

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 09:06:54-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The pharmacy school at the University of Buffalo will be un-named and renamed.

On Monday, the UB Council passed a resolution to un-name the building, Kapoor Hall, after John Kapoor was convicted of racketeering conspiracy last month. He was convicted by a federal jury.

Kapoor, a UB donor and alum, is the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics. He was accused of scheming to bribe doctors, nationwide, to boost sales of a certain drug that was highly addictive.

In a press release, the UB Council said, “(The) illegal actions by Dr. John N. Kapoor are wholly contrary to the University at Buffalo’s values, to our culture of excellence and integrity, and to our mission to bring the benefits of our education and research to local and global communities so that we may positively impact the world."

The UB naming committee will recommend a new name for the building, after approval of this resolution by the SUNY Board of Trustees.