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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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Food safety lab grants $2.9M for new global projects
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, co-located at Cornell and Purdue University, has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and...
  • Food Safety Laboratory and Milk Quality Improvement Program
  • Food Science
  • Food
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Scientists convene research showcase on gender responsive crop breeding
On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 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 accessible by...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
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Gut check: Teff grain boosts stomach microbiome health
Relatively new to the U.S., teff has long been a superfood in East African – specifically Ethiopia – as a staple food crop rich in fiber. Cornell food scientists, led by Elad Tako, associate professor of food science, now confirm this grain...
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
A hand holds a handful of malting barley, pouring it into a grain bag.

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Name that grain: CALS’ barley will boost NYS beer industry
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are co-hosting a naming contest, Nov. 12 through Dec. 3, for this promising new variety – currently called CU-31. All those...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science