Lunch and Learn With NIU Professor Victor Gensini: "Tornadoes - Past, Present and Future"

Wed., Sept. 26


Join the  NIU Alumni Association for our next Lunch and Learn event with Dr. Victor Gensini: "Tornadoes - Past Present and Future." Gensini, '08, M.S. '10, is a professor in the Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences at NIU. His research focuses on extreme weather (tornadoes, hail, heavy rain, heat waves) and climate variability.

Gensini recently  gained national media attention for his research predicting the likelihood of tornadoes, and he will share some of that research during his presentation. He has also been named co-principal investigator (along with  NIU professor Walker Ashley) on a National Science Foundation grant to track historically large thunderstorm complexes and try to understand how storms may change in the future under potential climate change scenarios.

Doors will open at 11:45 a.m. and Gensini will talk to guests from 12:15 to 12:40 p.m. A short question and answer session will follow.

The presentation is free and boxed lunches will be provided as an option for $10 with a choice of sandwiches, chips and cookies. Bottled water and assorted soft drinks will be available. 

Registration (below) is required. Space is very limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.



  • RAVINI - Roasted turkey with brie cheese, tomatoes and mixed greens on multigrain bread
  • CLASSICO - Genoa salami, mortadella, capicola, provolone, tomatoes and mild giardiniera on Italian filone bread, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette
  • MOZZA E POM - Fresh mozzarella with tomatoes, basil leaves and cracked black pepper on Italian filone bread, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette

Event Details

Optional lunch for $10



11:45AM - 12:40PM Wed 26 Sep 2018 ( Timezone: Central )


NIU Chicago Office
105 W. Madison St. 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 USA

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