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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

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Graduate School recognizes over 40 new NSF GRFP recipients
Forty-four graduate students have been selected as new National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) fellows, joining Cornell’s community of nearly 200 NSF GRFP fellows currently on campus.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Phillip Griffiths stands outside a greenhouse with his Galaxy Suite of grape tomatoes.

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Moonshadow, a new variety of grape tomato, is a high-flavor, traditionally bred tomato derived from crosses with heirloom varieties. It’s aimed at organic growers, small farms and home gardeners.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Food
Composite image of two men including purple ribbon with text highly cited research 2021 Clarivate

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Mario Herrero and Johannes Lehmann each made the 2021 list of most influential scientists.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Ram Ramanathan on a pier

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Climate scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan, who first discovered in the 1970s the climate-altering impacts of certain carbon chemicals in the atmosphere and who has been a driving force to enact policies to curb global warming for four decades, is joining Cornell’s Department of Global Development.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Climate
  • Global Development

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Cally Arthur, Sue Barry, Diane Munn and Denise Percey each retired in fall 2021 after decades of dedicated careers in service to Cornell students, faculty and projects.

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development