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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

trial bed outside Nevin Center

News

Top flowers emerge from Cornell trials
Cornell researchers have published the 2021 results of their annual flowr and foliage plant trials, which they've conducted since 2014 and outside the Cornell Botanic Gardens' Nevin Welcome Center since 2019. Visit the annual trials program...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plants
A bag of blue powder.

News

In food products, the natural blues tend to be moody. A fun food colorant with a scientific name – phycocyanin – provides a vivid blue pigment that food companies crave, but it can be unstable when placed in soft drinks and sport beverages, and then lose its hues under fluorescent light on grocery shelves.
  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Health + Nutrition
Holstein feed management

News

PRO-DAIRY recently expanded its offerings, launching a series of online courses for students across the country and around the world. Rob Lynch, DVM, dairy herd health and management specialist, and Kathy Barrett, senior extension associate in the Department of Animal Science, direct this well-received program and speak to its success.
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • PRO-DAIRY
  • Animal Science
Three people in a boat with on holding up the albino shortnose sturgeon

News

Researchers conducting a population estimate of shortnose sturgeon in the Hudson River caught one on Nov. 19 that had been tagged 26 years ago, during the last such count.
  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Nature
  • Fish
Brita Lorentzen and Sturt Manning examine wood in the belfry of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church.

News

Cornell researchers and students are collaborating with community members to shed light on the role St. James A.M.E. Zion Church played in the abolitionist movement of the 1800s.
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape