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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


Meet our new faculty - fall 2020

  • Animal Science
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
A stone foot bridge surrounded by foliage


Cornell’s veterans honored at Botanic Gardens, across campus
When walking along a shady path bordering Forest Home Drive in the F.R. Newman Arboretum, a sign recessed in the vegetation – with the simple words “memorial area” – signals entry into the heart of the Floriculture War Memorial. This leafy area...
  • Cornell Botanic Gardens
  • Horticulture Section
a geothermal power plant at sunset


When developers seem fair, new tech looks less risky
People who view developers as fair also perceive less risk from the technology. They are also more likely to seek out news stories that portray the technology positively, rather than clicking on items that emphasize the downsides, according to...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
People standing outside at an apple orchard and wearing masks


Hudson Valley lab donates 47,000 pounds of apples to local food pantries
The Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (HVRL), a Cornell center for tree fruit research in Highland, New York, donated 47,000 pounds of apples and pears to the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley and Ulster Corps this fall. The contribution has helped...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Hudson Valley Lab
  • Horticulture Section