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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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Field Note

Rey Cotto: Supporting crop sustainability through Bt resistance research
Rey Cotto is an entomology Ph.D. student working under Professor Ping Wang at Cornell AgriTech. He first met Wang in 2016, while he was an undergraduate at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, when he had the opportunity to come to the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Entomology
  • Agriculture
Yellow daffodils outside on campus with McGraw Tower in the background

Spotlight

With the end of the semester in sight, we'd like to take a moment to recognize the CALS graduating class of 2021. During their time at Cornell, members of this exceptional class have explored the corners of purpose-driven science, traveled the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Food Science
Becky handing out stickers to a room full of children

Field Note

What kind of education or experience has prepared you for working with farm to school?  In the summer of 2010, I was preparing to begin a Master of Science program in nutrition and dietetics to become a Registered Dietician Nutritionist. I...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Agriculture
  • Health + Nutrition
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Field Note

Lead NY is for committed leaders in the agriculture and food sectors who wish to step up and make a difference in their community. Whitney Beaman, a member of LeadNY's current class 18, reflects on her career journey from food science to...
  • Department of Global Development
  • Agriculture
  • Global Development
CCE Clinton County Senior Exercise with Mary Breyette

Spotlight

They Zoom in from New York City, across upstate and downstate New York, the North Country, and states all across the U.S. Four mornings a week at 9 a.m., thousands of seniors join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County Executive Director Mary Breyette’s online fitness classes looking for exercise and connection.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension