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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

Students standing out on the Ag Quad in a group


On May 14, Cornell students will again compete in the annual World Series of Birding – but this year, the world will get to follow along.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment
On the left, a woman wearing a green dress. On the right, the same woman wearing a green dress but with a darker skin tone.


A Cornell study found that still images of models in online retail ads had statistically lighter skin tones than those in videos of the same product and model. They also found evidence of “tokenism” – one model who was considerably darker-skinned than the others.
  • Department of Communication
  • Behavior
  • Communication
students in a classroom


The Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) project is expanding its course offerings beyond sub-Saharan Africa, providing new opportunities for researchers in South Asia to create more inclusive and...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
A group poses in a ballroom


LeadNY is pleased to announce that members of its 19th class have successfully completed the “Leadership Fundamentals” portion of the training program. Class members were recognized at a graduation ceremony on April 9 in Binghamton following the...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Food Science
  • Department of Global Development