Cornell CALS' response to COVID-19 

CALS is closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and following steps the university is taking to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our community. As part of this action, the majority of CALS offices are currently on remote work plans. Review all college communications and available resources for students, faculty and staff.

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Research & Impact

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Spotlight

The sweet side of science, modified
Science communication comes in many shapes, sizes and now tastes, thanks to an eye-catching food truck that encourages scientists to talk with the public about food security and genetic modification.
  • Food
  • Global Development
  • Genetics
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: J. Nathan Matias
Academic focus: I study digital governance and behavior change in groups and networks shaped by algorithms. I also organize citizen behavioral science with communities of millions toward a world where the power of digital technology is guided by...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Diane E. Bailey
Academic focus: Technology, work, and organization Previous positions: Associate/Assistant Professor, School of Information, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009 – 2019; Terman Fellow and Jack A. McCullough Scholar and Assistant Professor...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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Spotlight

Kids can test drive social media safely with new simulations
Educators across the country can now use Cornell-designed interactive tutorials to teach elementary and middle schoolers how to participate positively in social media – while simultaneously learning to navigate some of its potential perils. The...
  • Faculty
  • Department of Communication
  • Health + Nutrition
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FutureCast

A new order: Controlling the boundaries of social media
Social boundaries are collapsing online, complicating how people engage with news, politics and each other.
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Media

News & Events

News

Video game experience or gender may improve VR learning, study finds

“We didn’t know exactly what we were going to see,” said Jack Madden, M.S. ’17, doctoral student in astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and first author of “Ready Student One: Exploring the Predictors of Student Learning in...

  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
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News

Webinar to address COVID-19 crisis communication
The current COVID-19 public health crisis has created lots of uncertainty, but on March 20 at 11 a.m., three of Cornell’s most prominent faculty will share their crisis communication expertise to help people best serve their stakeholders...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication