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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.

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Latest from the CALS Newsroom

Alejandro Calixto, Director of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program at Cornell University



The Joro spider, an arachnid that's been in the United States for years in some southern states, has been trending in the news lately as the next potentially invasive species to land in New York State. Some media hypes giant, venomous, flying...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Portrait of Antonio DiTommaso


Antonio DiTommaso, professor and outgoing head of the School of Integrative Plant Science’s Soil and Crop Sciences Section, has been named associate director of the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES), effective July...
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Agriculture
Officials break ground for the National Grape Improvement Center on June 26 at the Cornell AgriTech campus in Geneva, New York. From left: David Schulenberg, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning Branch; Simon Liu, administrator of the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Xochitl Torres Small, USDA deputy secretary; U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York); Christine Smart, Goichman Family Director of Cornell AgriTech and associate dean of CALS; Cornell University Provo


The National Grape Improvement Center is expected to propel innovation, foster collaboration and revolutionize grape production nationwide.

  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Agriculture
  • Fruits
A person giving another person a vaccination indoors


A study involving more than 3.6 million people who’d already received COVID vaccinations found that offering free Lyft rides to a vaccination site was no more enticing than simply reminding people of the importance of getting boosted.

  • Communication
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior