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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

Spotlight

Academic focus: Molecular microbiology, bacteriology, biochemistry and genetics Research summary: My lab studies how bacteria translate the genetic code into protein. We use genetic screens to identify new factors that interact with the ribosome...

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Health + Nutrition

Spotlight

Academic focus: Innovation & entrepreneurship Research summary: I focus on reducing barriers to the commercialization of science and technology, which I experienced firsthand during a decade as an executive and engineer at two startups in the...

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
Joyce sitting on a rock in the forest

Spotlight

Academic focus: My lab focuses on the evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) of plants. We integrate classical plant anatomical and developmental techniques with systematics, phylogenetic comparative methods, and cell and molecular...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plants
Ginny Moore hiking outside up a mountain carrying hiking poles and wearing a hate and backpack

Spotlight

Academic focus: Breeding for sustainable cropping systems, cover crops, intercropping, polycultures, organic farming systems, Legumes, forages, alfalfa, hemp Research summary: My research focus is on plant breeding for sustainable cropping...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture