(Posted February 12, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- David Hercules, professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University, will give a series of lectures at Juniata College, including a lecture for the general public "Science and Society: The Eye of the Storm" at 8:15 p.m., Feb. 13 in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center. The lecture is part of the Juniata Department of Chemistry's Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13

The "Science and Society" lecture is free and open to the public.
Hercules' schedule of other lectures is as follows:

--"An Overview of Mass Spectrometry -- Fundamentals and Applications" will be at 4 p.m., Feb. 11 in Room A202 in the Brumbaugh Science Center.

--"Mass Spectrometry -- Instrumentation and Ion Reactions" will be at 8:15 p.m., Feb. 12 in Room A201 in the Brumbaugh Science Center.

--"New Ionization Methods in Mass Spectrometry: Why Are They Important?" will be at 8 a.m., Feb. 13 in Room A201 in the Brumbaugh Science Center.

Hercules is chair of the chemistry department at Vanderbilt and is a 1954 graduate of Juniata College. He earned a doctorate in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1957. He is a nationally known expert in surface analysis and mass spectrometry.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.