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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


Hanson, Grafstein elected to arts and sciences academy

Maureen Hanson, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Bernice Grafstein, the Vincent and Brooke Astor...

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
A person giving another person a vaccination indoors


Skipping the second shot could prolong pandemic, study finds
In a nationally representative survey of more than 1,000 American adults conducted in February, less than half of respondents said they believed the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines provided strong protection against COVID-19 a week or two...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Biology
  • Communication


Anna Katharine Mansfield appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech

Anna Katharine Mansfield, an enologist known for her work in elevating the success of New York state’s craft beverage industry, has been appointed associate director of Cornell AgriTech, effective July 1. As an associate professor of food...

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Craft Beverage Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
woman picking apples from a tree


Antibiotic control of fire blight has minimal impact on native microbiome

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section