Esteemed Cortona Professor Ted Morgan

“Some very sad news to report…Ted Morgan has left the building. He was a dear friend – a very unique character, an artist, a teacher. He was a rock solid stand-up guy who was sensitive, smart, tough, but ultimately a prince of a fellow. He will be deeply missed. “ – Scott Belville On Dec. 7 […]

Cortona Professors SunKoo Yuh and Alex Murawski Honored at OIE Annual Awards

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Office of International Education honored seven UGA faculty and staff members at its annual International Education Awards Reception, held April 7 at the State Botanical Garden in Athens. The annual event honors individuals, faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the university’s internationalization. It honors those […]

Johnson Scholarship Awarded to Kendal King

Presentation of the Rick Johnson Cortona Scholarship and Award was recently made to Kendal King. Kendal is a double major in Painting/Drawing and Business. Along with the scholarship Rick creates a one-of-a-kind sculpture for the recipient. This year’s theme is the expression Festina Lente or make haste slowly. The Rick Johnson Scholarship was established in […]

Ben Reynolds Receives “Dedicato a Cortona” Award

The University of Georgia Office of International Education honored UGA faculty and staff members at its annual International Education Awards Reception, held on April 8 at the Garden Club of Georgia. The annual event honors individuals, faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the university’s internationalization. It honors those who advance international education […]

Remembering & Honoring Charley Morgan (1927 – 2014)

For nearly 40 years, Charles Henry (“Charley”) Morgan taught at UGA and was one of the most beloved and sought-after professors in the School of Art. Charley died on December 19, 2014, at the age of 87. The UGA Cortona Program and CIAO would like to pay homage to Charlie’s life and career as a […]

R. G. Brown Receives “Dedicato a Cortona” Award

This year’s second Dedicato a Cortona was awarded to to R.G. Brown at the Office of International Education Award Ceremony on April 3 for his outstanding long term dedication to the Cortona Program. The award is presented on behalf of the Cortona Studies Abroad Program, “Dedicato a Cortona” means “Dedicated to Cortona”.  The idea expresses […]

Jack Kehoe in “Earthly Abstraction” in Madison

Cortona’s founding Director Jack Kehoe’s work was featured The Madison Artists Guild’s XLG Show, “Earthy Abstraction”.  The opening reception was held on Thursday, January 31, 6 – 8 pm at Town 220 Restaurant and Gallery.  Four respected artists interpreted the exhibition’s theme with works using natural materials of stone, clay, and wood.  A lively crowd […]

Scott Belville Awarded

The UGA Office of International Education has an annual award ceremony and some associated with Cortona have been honored at the event, but this year an award was bestowed for the first time to a UGA faculty or staff member on behalf of the Cortona Program. On Thursday March 28th, 2013 the first ever, Dedicato […]

Professor Lanny Webb to Retire

Whether in graphic design or developing the program to teach it, Lanny Webb’s tenure at LDSOA has always been about developing a path to the future. Often serving as a Cortona Professor, Webb has influenced many Cortona Alumni. Walk into any computer lab on campus today and you’ll have a variety of tools at your […]

Kinzey Branham Creates a Monument to African-American Patriots

Sculptor, Dodd and Cortona instructor Kinzey Branham was recently commissioned to create a monument to history. The city of Washington, Ga., unveiled a new monument featuring a sculpture by University of Georgia instructor Kinzey Branham that honors American patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War—including African Americans and Native Americans—on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. […]