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Submit CALS News

Share your news with our team! We tell stories about CALS research, education and outreach  — including peer-reviewed publications, grants and other awards, as well as how the work of our faculty, staff and students has a meaningful impact on local, national and international communities.

Our team will consider your ideas for potential story development and amplification via both internal and external communication outlets — including newsletters, the CALS Newsroom, the Cornell Chronicle, The CALS Magazine, Cornell media relations and relevant social media channels. 

Cornell employees can submit their ideas for both news stories and newsletter announcements via our intake form below. Alumni and other community members can email us at cals-comm [at] with your name, email, phone number and a description of the news you wish to share.

Additional guidelines for the types of stories we highlight appear below the submission form, and we invite you to review them to make sure we receive the most salient details. Please ensure accuracy of your submitted details as they will be published as submitted. 


I'm submitting...
- Describe your idea for for a news story that would appear in the CALS Newsroom and/or the Cornell Chronicle
- Recognize a colleague for a professional accomplishment
- Share details about an upcoming event open to all CALS faculty and staff
- Share general information/resources relevant to all CALS faculty and staff
- Provide a link to an article, video, podcast or op-ed where you and/or a colleague spoke with a prominent media outlet
- Submit content for promotion on social media
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tif, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx.
First and last name of kudos recipient
Cornell NetID of kudos recipient
Title of kudos recipient
Department of kudos recipient
A short sentence describing award/recognition (under 240 characters, say it in a tweet)
Cornell net ID of submitter
Full name/title of event
Full date (day, month, year) and time of your event.
RSVP deadline (optional field)
Do you want us to share this event on social media?
Cornell Net ID of submitter
Announcement subject (call for proposals, give description or example)
A short sentence describing announcement (under 240 characters, say it in a tweet)
Name of hosting unit/organization
submission deadline (optional filed)
Cornell Net ID of submitter
Cornell Net ID of faculty expert
 First, last name of faculty expert
Individual's title
Department or academic unit
A short sentence describing article & faculty expert comment (under 240 characters, say it in a tweet)
Date when you would like to post this content.
A few sentences describing the content and who the intended audience is (faculty, staff, alumni, students). Add any links for more info. 
Social media platforms you would like content promoted on
Type of content
One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.

To reach CALS faculty and staff

The CALS Faculty/Staff Newsletter is distributed via email on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month during the academic year. We welcome submissions from all CALS faculty and staff, and we ask that you please review the guidelines on this page before completing the submission form.

For potential inclusion in the next newsletter, please share your ideas by noon on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Submissions received after this deadline will be considered for a later issue, if appropriate.


We use the following criteria to choose news that will engage and inspire our audiences.

News Stories

These stories appear in the CALS Newsroom and/or the Cornell Chronicle. They must be:

  • Timely
  • Showcase a unique aspect of our research, teaching or outreach
  • Highlight the impact of the members of our CALS community
  • Of general interest to a broad audience


Features CALS and/or CALS-affiliated faculty and staff, including:

  • Prominent awards related the person's field of expertise
  • University-wide recognition


  • Share general information or resources accessible to all CALS faculty and staff
  • Include a link to a dedicated webpage or to the Cornell University online events calendar where additional details can be found

*If you would like your event to be featured more than once, please submit the event at least four weeks in advance and include your request in the “additional information” area of the submission form. We will try to honor these requests; however, please note that repeated inclusion is also contingent on available space.

Media Hits

  • Appears in a high-ranking, external media outlet
  • Features a direct quote or additional details provided by a CALS-affiliated faculty or staff member 
  • Link provides full access to the article (content cannot be behind a paywall)


Email cals-comm [at] with your name, email and phone number.