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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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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...
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LGBTQ beauty vloggers draw on queer culture to stand out
Then he returns to his usual, higher-pitched voice. “I am a man,” says Starrr, a queer Filipino beauty vlogger whose YouTube channel has 4.5 million subscribers. “I am a man in makeup. I love wearing makeup so much.” Starrr is among the subjects...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Media
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University, trustees honor outstanding employees
University leaders and trustees on Nov. 18 honored 15 individuals and three teams with President’s Awards for Employee Excellence, and the inaugural Trustee Award for Excellence. In all, 154 employees were nominated for the four individual...
  • Animal Science
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Endangered right whales act as environmental barometers
But the highly endangered North Atlantic right whale, by rapidly altering its use of important habitat areas off the New England coast, is sending the same kind of signal about disruptive change in the environment. These findings are contained...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment