Jaclyn Severance

Jaclyn (Falkowski) Severance has worked in communications and public relations in the state of Connecticut for more than a decade. She served as the director of communications and primary spokesperson for the Connecticut Office of the Attorney General before joining University Communications. She also previously served as the communications director for the Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, as a press secretary for the Connecticut General Assembly’s Senate Democratic Caucus, and as the associate editor of Connecticut Lawyer magazine. A Connecticut native, Jaclyn earned a degree in communications, emphasizing in journalism, from the University of Hartford and interned as a staff writer with the Hartford Courant. She and her husband and son live on a small, family farm in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner where they raise cashmere goats.

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Black student reading offensive post in phone.

For Students of Color, Online Racism Leads to Real-World Mental Health Challenges

For 'digital natives,' online racism can be a significant component of traumatic stress.

An older woman talks with her doctor via computer tablet, illustrating the type of telemedicine being discussed by the research study in the story.

UConn Researcher Offers Lessons Learned from a Pre-Pandemic Study of Telemedicine Use

Looking beyond the numbers to better understand a complex health care question.

An early morning view of wetlands near UConn.

Pandemic Got You Down? A Little Nature Could Help

Spending time in nature can help ease stressful feelings, researchers found.

An illustration that depicts a woman of color wearing a facemask and cradling a newborn child, also with a facemask, to symbolize the challenges of new motherhood during the pandemic.

An Intimate Reflection on Motherhood, Family, Academia, and Inequality During a Pandemic

How three scholars took an untraditional approach to exploring the experiences of new mothers during the pandemic.

close up shot of bees

First-Year UConn Student is on a Mission to Save the Bees

UConn student Raina Jain is on a mission to save the honeybees - and she's already making progress.

Senior couple in self isolation looking through the window at home clapping. They are showing their support for all the workers and helpers who are helping during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Age Provides a Buffer to Pandemic’s Mental Health Impact, UConn Researchers Say

A study by UConn researchers finds that while older adults are more concerned about the risks of COVID-19 than younger adults, they are also less likely to feel anxious or depressed.

Kendra Maas, facility scientist, Microbial Analysis, Resources and Service

COVID Wastewater Testing Continuing this Spring – with an Absorbent New Twist

After a successful launch for the program in the fall, UConn's MARS lab will ramp up its wastewater surveillance testing to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

A portrait photograph of Sarah Sandford Broderick.

The Executive Is In – at The Werth Institute

After achieving success in corporate America, Sarah Sandford Broderick is back on her Husky home turf as the Werth Institute's first Executive-in-Residence.

Emma Björngard-Basayne ’15 MA, ’18 Ph.D., left, and Kristi Kaeppel ’20 Ph.D.

Citing Friendship, in Academia and Beyond

Friendship is an oft-avoided term in the workplace, but it can be an essential component for success, especially among members of marginalized groups.

Student-Driven Fund Empowering Budding Venture Capitalists at UConn

What started as a "crazy idea" has grown into an innovative new initiative to help students understand the business of investing in startup companies - with real money.