Diana Liu, the I. Grant Irey Lecturer in Law and partner in Wolf Block’s Real Estate Practice Group, has been elected to membership in The American Law Institute. Institute members are selected on the basis of professional achievement and interest in improvement of the law. Liu concentrates her practice on the acquisition and development of commercial real estate and in the representation of lending institutions in loan transactions and complex loan workouts. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and Asian American Bar Association of the Delaware Valley.

Virgil Percec, the Roy & Diana Vagelos Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded the American Chemical Society Award in Polymer Chemistry. Percec will receive the award in March 2004, in conjunction with the 227th ACS national meeting in Anaheim, CA.

Denise Scott Brown (GCP’60, GAr’65, Hon’94) will receive the prestigious “Visionary Woman Award” from the Moore College of Art & Design on Sept. 23. The award from the women’s college honors national leaders in their fields of interest. Scott Brown is a renowned architect in the Philadelphia-based firm, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, with her husband, Robert Venturi (Hon’80). She has taught at the School of Design, and is internationally recognized for her contributions to theoretical research and education on the nature of cities.

Originally published on September 18, 2003