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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

vegetables on shelf


Dietary guidelines issued by national governments aim to set a roadmap for healthy living. But a new study challenges national dietary guidelines assessments to include the environmental impact of food production, with implications for how dietary guidelines account not just for the health of the human population, but also the planet.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Food


Cost-effective waste-to-energy technologies are critical components of a future green economy. Jillian L. Goldfarb, Biological and Environmental Engineering, is developing techniques for exerting greater control over hydrothermal liquefaction reactions, which transforms organic wastes into renewable liquid biofuels.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
Headshots of Lee Humphreys (left) and Jeff Niederdeppe (right)


Because of their scholarly accomplishments and commitment to advancing global knowledge about communication, professors Lee Humphreys '99 and Jeff Niederdeppe have been elected as Fellows in the International Communication Association.

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
Michael L. Huyghue ’84 stands in a room at a white board and goes over plays with the sprint football team


Michael L. Huyghue ’84, a former NFL general manager, has provided recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices and is meeting with each team’s leadership.

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication