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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

neil mattson in greenhouse

News

Cornell-Dutch team captures ‘Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge’
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
Ivy on Bradfield Hall

News

The awards are based on nominations from students, faculty and staff, and the recommendations of a selection committee. The recognition comes with a $15,000 prize to be used for research, scholarship and other activities at Cornell.

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
A pond surrounded by trees

News

Nearly everyone can identify a pond, but what, exactly, distinguishes it from a lake or a wetland? A new study co-led by Cornell offers the first data-driven, functional definition of a pond and evidence of ponds’ distinct ecological function...

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Environment
  • Nature
Joss Rose

News

Jocelyn 'Joss' Rose, professor and recent chair of the Plant Biology Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), will begin his new appointment as the school's director on Aug. 1, 2022.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plants
A wolf outside

News

Re-introducing wolves and other predators to landscapes does not miraculously reduce deer populations, restore degraded ecosystems or threaten livestock, according to a new study.

  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Animals
  • Environment