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  • October reception will honor LSUS professor Dr. Alex Mikaberidze

    October reception will honor LSUS professor Dr. Alex Mikaberidze

    LSUS history professor Dr. Alex Mikaberdize, a native son of the Eurasian nation of Georgia, will return to his roots in October when he’s the guest of honor at a cocktail reception at the Georgian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Mikaberidze is a professor of history and the Ruth Herring Noel Endowed Chair for the Curatorship of the James Smith Noel Collection at LSU Shreveport. He’s an international expert on Napoleon Bonaparte and the era surrounding the general’s rise to power and fall from grace.

    Before Dr. Mikaberize embarked on his academic career, he earned a law degree in Georgia and worked for that country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he worked on human rights issues and relations with the Council of Europe.

    Dr. Mikaberidze joined the LSUS faculty in 2007 after holding positions at Florida State University and Mississippi State University. He’s also lectured on policy and strategy at the U.S. Naval War College.

    Dr. Mikaberidze has published extensively, with more than two dozen books or textbooks crediting him as an author, translator or contributor. He also enjoys speaking about Napoleon, bringing the general and his associates to life with character studies and anecdotes.

    On Oct. 19, he’ll present a day-long seminar on the French Revolution at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. This is the second time this year he’s lectured at the Smithsonian.

    Here in Shreveport-Bossier City, Dr. Mikaberidze has organized recent events and exhibits to mark Napoleon’s 250th birthday, drawing on materials in the Noel Collection at LSUS.

    The Noel Collection includes more than 1,000 items related to Napoleon. The overall collection contains more than 250,000 rare books and materials spanning hundreds of years.

  • <p>Students check out Chilean comics donated to the James Smith Noel Collection by an organization affiliated with the Chilean government. (Photo by Jessica Ingram)</p>

    LSUS professor's work helps Noel Collection acquire unique comic collection

    LSU Shreveport assistant professor Dr. Sam Cannon is more Clark Kent than Superman, but he’s a superhero to comic artists in Chile.

  • Exhibit highlights Napoleon Bonaparte's hidden history

    Exhibit highlights Napoleon Bonaparte's hidden history

    Dr. Alex Mikaberidze, LSU Shreveport's internationally known expert on Napoleon Bonaparte, shares some of the Noel Collection's rare materials in conjunction with an exhibit tied to the 250th anniversary of Napoleon's birth.

  • Two LSUS students receive Bill Harwell Memorial Scholarships

    Two LSUS students receive Bill Harwell Memorial Scholarships

    A scholarship established to honor the legacy of an avid balloonist will help two LSU Shreveport students pursue undergraduate science degrees as they prepare for careers in dentistry and medicine.

  • <p><strong>LaPREP students build rockets as part of the program’s hands-on math, science and technology curriculum. LaPREP is part of a pipeline that encourages minority, female and low-income students to pursue math and science careers. (Photo by Morgan Pitner)</strong></p>

    Community Foundation grant supports LaPREP program

    A grant from the Community Foundation will help the LSU Shreveport LaPREP program nurture a new generation of scientists and technology trendsetters next summer.

  • Lincoln Center announces 2019-20 events

    Lincoln Center announces 2019-20 events

    The International Lincoln Center for American Studies at LSU Shreveport will bring distinguished speakers to campus this fall. Dr. Bill Pederson, who holds the American Studies Endowed Chair in Liberal Arts, started the center 36 years ago. Washington Semester, the center's signature program, offers LSUS students a front-row seat to history during a trip to the nation's capitol each year.

  • Lamb family establishes LSUS scholarship to honor Shreveport advertising executive

    Lamb family establishes LSUS scholarship to honor Shreveport advertising executive

    A Shreveport family's generous gift will help LSU Shreveport students learn the communications skills they need to succeed.

  • Noel Library offers treasure trove for book lovers

    Noel Library offers treasure trove for book lovers

    Dr. Alex Mikaberidze takes Shreveport Times writer Tiana Kennell and photographer Henrietta Wildsmith on a time travel adventure through the LSU Shreveport Noel Memorial Library's rare books collection.

  • 2019 spring newsletter highlights accomplishments

    2019 spring newsletter highlights accomplishments

    The LSUS Foundation 2019 Winter Newsletter is out covering stories such as the LARGEST graduating class ever and the LSUS Foundation earns a prestigious new honor!

  • American Electric Power Foundation awards $300k for Cyber Collaboratory

    American Electric Power Foundation awards $300k for Cyber Collaboratory

  • AACSB Extends Accreditation in Business for LSUS; Less than 5% of World's Business Schools Earn This Designation

    AACSB Extends Accreditation in Business for LSUS; Less than 5% of World's Business Schools Earn This Designation