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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 home for an aphid

News

First record of a gall-forming aphid fighting off predator
A researcher reports evidence of a gall-forming aphid defending itself against predators, a first for the species, Mordwilkoja vagabunda.
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Animals
  • Evolution
Herd of White-and-black Cows on Grass Field

News

Production of animal protein in China has increased by 800% over the past 40 years, but new research shows why the amount of climate-warming nitrous oxide released from this animal farming has not risen as quickly.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
Male student poses with mobile device in vineyard.

News

Fernando Romero Galvan is a first-year Ph.D. student working in the lab of Katie Gold, assistant professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology. The first student in the School of Integrative Plant Science to receive NASA’s FINESST...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
A Grow-NY participant presents on stage

News

In its four years, the competition has received applications and interest from more than 1,000 businesses in 32 states and 37 countries. In all, 59 finalists have been selected to date, with 21 winners sharing $9 million in startup funding as well as mentorship and networking benefits.
  • Agriculture
  • Food
A woman touching her pregnant stomach

News

The study was published May 16 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The findings show that choline supplementation supports cellular metabolism to more efficiently handle and release the omega 3 fatty acid, DHA, from a pregnant...
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Health + Nutrition