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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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News

Five faculty members elected AAAS fellows
The association elected 489 new fellows in 2020, honoring their efforts to advance research and its applications in scientifically or socially distinguished ways. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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Webinar

Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase
On Tuesday, November 24th, 2020, Gender Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) will host its first virtual Symposium on Gender Responsive Crop Breeding: Community Research Showcase. The live event will be...
  • Plants
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
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News

Sweet Science: Conceived by CALS grad students, Grabanzos are a healthier alternative
Born in a food science class in CALS, the novel product does involve those hearty legumes, also known as garbanzo beans—but by the time the tasty snack gets to your mouth, they’re all but unrecognizable. Sold online and in a growing number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Food
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News

Researchers identify genetics behind deadly oat blight
The study, “Victorin, the Host-Selective Cyclic Peptide Toxin from the Oat Pathogen Cochliobolus victoriae, is Ribosomally Encoded,” was published Sept. 15 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Victoria blight is caused...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
  • Disease