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The Office of Marketing and Communications services CALS faculty, staff and students by providing news and feature coverage of research, teaching and extension and outreach news. We write and edit a wide variety of content for the Cornell Chronicle as well as our college-wide publications, websites and social media platforms.

We coordinate with the Cornell Office of Media Relations to distribute news releases and tip sheets for reporters and other entities. We also assist journalists who request information or interviews of CALS' personnel.

If you are a member of the media seeking to contact a CALS researcher, staff member or student, please contact Samara Sit, associate dean, Office of Marketing and Communications.

Latest from the CALS Newsroom

A student in a polo uniform on a horse


Shariah Harris '20, a trailblazing polo star, has been breaking barriers since age 8
Known for having a skill set rarely seen in women’s polo, Harris has caught the eye of polo’s elite – not just as one of the best women’s intercollegiate players, but as one of the best in the United States. In 2016, as a senior in high school...
  • Animal Science
Paper wasps creating a hive


Paper wasps rapidly evolved ability to identify faces
New research indicates facial recognition abilities in paper wasps evolved relatively rapidly, suggesting that their increasing intelligence provided an incredible evolutionary advantage. This new research also sheds light on how intelligence evolves in general, which has implications for many other species – including humans.
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Evolution
  • Entomology
A man standing and talking at a podium in front of a large screen


Downturn looms, but may not swing election
Don’t bet on it, said Steven Kyle, associate professor of applied economics and management. A nearly decadelong run of growth in the U.S. economy will peak in 2020, Kyle predicts, but a recession may not be evident until after the Nov. 3...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavior


Statement from Dean Boor on the 2020 New York budget

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled his budget plans during the 2020 State of the State and Budget Address in Albany on Jan. 21, 2020. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, said...

A woman standing and looking out a window of a colorful food truck


The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics