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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.

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Latest from the CALS Newsroom

Male and female students in white lab jackets and hair nets standing around a metal table testing ice cream


Students’ hot new ice cream offers pinch of cayenne
Sweet meets heat in “We Cayenne Change the World,” a rich, velvety chocolate ice cream, with a hint of cinnamon and a burst of cayenne pepper. It’s fire-and-ice worthy of an extra scoop, as it won Cornell’s annual Food Science 1101 final project...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Dairy
A man and woman standing in front of a white wall with a sign that says Macaulay Library


Bill Macaulay, Lab of Ornithology benefactor, dies at 74
The Linda R. and William E. Macaulay Library at the Lab of Ornithology, named after Bill and wife Linda, is the premier archive of media from the natural world, with more than 15 million photos, sound recordings and videos of wildlife, including...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals


Saara Kumar ’17 named Schwarzman Scholar

Kumar is based in New York City as a program quality and business development associate for Trickle Up, an international poverty alleviation NGO. She designs partnerships between governments, the World Bank and the United Nations. She studied...

  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Global Development


Grants seed social science research, conferences

In all, the center’s Fall 2019 Small Grant Awards supported 14 proposals, including nine research projects and five academic conferences, with a total of $90,000. The awards provide seed funding to help early career social science faculty...

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication