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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

  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
  • Environment
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FutureCast

In the search for more sustainable energy technologies, many of the solutions humans are turning to – rechargeable batteries, massive wind turbines, electric cars, LED lighting – rely on what are known as rare-earth elements. There are 17 rare...
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Energy
a minecraft reproduction of Bailey Hall

Spotlight

Welcome to CornellCraft, a virtual world created in the videogame Minecraft. Designed by a cadre of enterprising students and recent alumni, this ersatz East Hill is a massive work in progress — and it’s more than just a pastime. Since the COVID...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Biology
cinnamon buns in a metal tin

Spotlight

For the past decade, Big Red foodies have been cooking up an increasingly impressive online magazine — featuring recipes, essays, travelogues, photography, illustrations, and more. And in the COVID era, the epub has only gained in popularity, as...
  • Food Science
  • Food