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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 us at cals-comm [at] (cals-comm[at]cornell[dot]edu).

Latest from the CALS Newsroom

A bundle of one hundred U.S. dollar bills from the side.


Inflation has been reined in without creating recessionary conditions, Steven Kyle said at the Dyson Agricultural and Food Business Outlook conference on Jan. 19.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
A red-headed woodpecker rests on a tree.


The 27th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which last year saw half a million participants counting more than 7,500 bird species, will run Feb. 16-19.

  • Lab of Ornithology
A white man with grey hair speaks into a microphone on a table sitting down. In from of him reads "Mr. Pickerell Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County"


CCE’s Chris Pickerell, M.S. ’93, urged Congress to continue funding environmental programs around the Long Island Sound to preserve the region’s strong ecological integrity and economy.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Fish
  • Environment
Illustration of a DNA double helix in blue and purple dots


Cornell researchers have taken an important step toward harnessing CRISPR gene editing in “targeted, safe and potent” cancer treatment, according to Ailong Ke, professor of chemistry and chemical biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics