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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

Photo of fruit fly.

News

Thousands of strains of drosophilia, or fruit fly, have been developed for research purposes at Cornell Research. These fruit flies are currently being used to investigate human diseases, and researcher Chun Han from Cornell's Molecular Biology and Genetics lab is developing a new research technique called gRNA-infused crossing over, or MAGIC, that will make this type of research easier for future experiments.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Organisms
  • Biology
American Black Vultures in Maranhão, Brazil.

News

Loss and degradation of natural habitats and direct overexploitation of many species are cited as key threats to avian biodiversity, according to the new study “State of the World’s Birds.”
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Climate Change
Ivy on Bradfield Hall

News

An agricultural economist, a theoretical physicist, a plant biologist and a physiologist have each been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced May 3.
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
COVID-19 vaccines

News

Misperceptions of marginalized and disadvantaged communities’ level of concern regarding COVID-19 and other issues could undermine cooperation and trust needed to address collective problems, according to new Cornell-led research.
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition