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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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Cornell joins consortium to ‘green’ business supply chains
With more than 100 corporate, academic and nongovernmental organization (NGO) members – including Amazon, ExxonMobil, Campbell’s, Colgate-Palmolive, Pepsico Inc., Walmart and the World Wildlife Fund – the consortium explores paths to address...
  • Atkinson Center
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December graduates depart with degrees, reading list
The landscape below was one she first came to know during two years of elementary school in Ithaca, while her mother did postdoctoral work at Cornell. After the family moved to Long Island, she’d treasured memories of the university’s green...
A man sitting at a lab bench doing research


CALS research leads list of 2019’s most read stories
In addition to the world-class education it offers, Cornell is a renowned research university, so it should come as no surprise that the most read Cornell Chronicle stories of 2019 dealt with the university’s quest to answer some of science’s...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering


CALS offers new minor in community food systems

periodiCALS, Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2016 Students interested in learning about the social, political and agricultural aspects of food systems can choose a new minor, starting this fall, in community food systems. The new multidisciplinary minor...

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Development Sociology