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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

Cornell professor Johannes Lehmann, center, examines the biochar kiln at Spruce Haven Farm with officials from NYSERDA and Arcadis


An alumnus-owned farm in Union Springs will become New York’s first commercial dairy to run cow manure through a kiln to make eco-friendly biochar – thanks to Cornell agricultural expertise.

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
white tailed deer bounding through a field


Deer hunters were more likely to be swayed by social media messages about the potential risks of chronic wasting disease if they came from a source they believed aligned with their own views and values.

  • Communication
  • Animals
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
cyanotype triptych that says "going, going, gone"


That concept was the basis for a new course offered for the first time in fall 2023: Using the Power of Food to Confront Climate Change. The one-credit Learning Where You Live course will be offered again this semester . “I think food has power...
  • Climate Change
  • Food
a gloved hand holding a bottle of mpox vaccine


Openly gay men were more likely than those who conceal their sexual orientation to seek care for mpox last year during a global outbreak that disproportionately affected their community, researchers from Cornell and the University of Toronto...

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Behavior