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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

Three young men talk with an older couple around their kitchen table.


Student engineers to ply their green skills in NYC
Taitem Engineering has partnered with the students on a heating system retrofit project in an apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The building will switch from using fuel oil for steam heating to using electricity to power heat...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Energy
A collage of different kinds of wild bees.


Bee exhibit creates buzz at Museum of the Earth
A museum exhibit – created in collaboration with Cornell experts, illustrators and students – seeks to shine a light on the vast diversity of wild bees through breathtaking photos, unusual specimens, video footage and extremely rare bee fossils...
  • Entomology
  • Department of Entomology
  • Animals


Explore the new CALS website

We've evolved our website into a powerful, interconnected storytelling tool, to bring you timely information on CALS research, teaching and outreach. Learn more about our new website's top features in this video:

Five middle schoolers sit at a cafeteria table eating lunch and cracking jokes


Farm to school grows NY ag, sows seeds for healthy eating
Dave Walczak, operations manager of Eden Valley Growers, a farm cooperative founded in 1956, and Mike Wright, head grower for Amos Zittel & Sons, one of the co-op’s nine members, survey a crew of four farmhands. The workers are chopping stalks...