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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 microscope image showing gut microbes


Study identifies gut bacteria that regulate cholesterol

A new study finds that certain species of bacteria in the gut interact with and help balance levels of dietary cholesterol by using it to create a molecule that plays important roles in human health.

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Biology
  • Bacteria
Tashara M. Leak, assistant professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and co-director of the Action Research Collaborative (ARC), left, and Neil Lewis Jr., ARC co-director and assistant professor of communication and social behavior, speak at a symposium


Members of Cornell’s Action Research Collaborative joined representatives from New York City agencies at a symposium Aug. 11 to discuss innovative new solutions aimed at dismantling the systemic racism that has led to inequities around food...

  • Department of Communication
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Communication
A garden with orange and red flowers in the foreground and a lawn in the background


The exhibition includes an outdoor plant display, audio tour and an indoor exhibit, all describing plants that are significant to the Black experience in the Americas dating back to the transatlantic slave trade.

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Agriculture
  • Nature


More than 1,000 visitors attended the Cornell AgriTech open house on Aug. 13, 2022. Those who attended got to tour our research fields, greenhouses and other facilities, sample foods and drinks grown or manufactured on campus, get a first-hand...

a red dairy barn


The Dairy Advancement Program, in partnership with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, is designed to enhance profitability of New York dairy farms while...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science