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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

Louis Longchamps standing outside against a ivy-covered brick wall

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Louis Longchamps
Academic focus: I research how precision agriculture, on-farm experimentation, data science, and soil, crop and environment sensing can improve the way we manage our crops — to the benefit of farmers and the environment. Research summary: I did...
  • Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
Flavio Lehner standing outside in front of water and green trees

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Flavio Lehner
Academic focus: Climate variability and change Research summary: I study the statistics and mechanisms of climate variability on regional to global scales. Our focus is on atmospheric processes, but since many weather and climate phenomena...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Planet
Elad Tako standing in a black sweater with his arms folded against a white wall

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Elad Tako
Academic focus: Nutrigenomics, trace mineral bioavailability, dietary mineral deficiencies, physiological biomarkers, bioactive compounds, the microbiome, and the functionality and morphology of the small intestinal brush border membrane (which...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition

Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Courtney Murdock

Academic focus: Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, eco-immunology, life history, mosquito-borne disease transmission, host-pathogen interactions Research summary: A main driver of vector-borne disease transmission is the ecology of...

  • Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases
  • Department of Entomology
  • Entomology