Jaclyn Severance

Jaclyn (Falkowski) Severance has worked in communications and public relations in the state of Connecticut for more than 15 years. 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. 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. Her beat includes human rights, entrepreneurship and innovation, social work, behavioral sciences, and campus life.

Author Archive

Group making polymer spaghetti

“By Us, For Us”: First Queer Science Conference Creates Connections

Forty-three high school students and 13 members of the UConn community came together to celebrate science – and themselves – in the first Queer Science Conference

People walking in line on road, painted on asphalt, one person walking off.

Understanding Segregation and School Choice

Programs that worsen marginalization and stratification present a challenge for policymakers

Aerial shot of UConn from Rte. 195, looking west.

Climate Change, AI, and Criminal Justice: Transatlantic Partnership Dives Deep on Human Rights

A partnership between Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg bears fruit in scholarship and engagement

Michael Rodriguez sits on the steps of the Wilbur Cross Building on April 7, 2022.

The Wiki Writer

The UConn Library's Michael Rodriguez keeps the world up to date on scores of topics from the University and the state

HRI Faculty Spotlight, Richard A. Wilson

Incitement, Hate Speech, and the Freedom of Expression

Kyle Muncy '92 (CLAS) '22 MS, director of brand partnerships and trademark management, left, and his daughter Taylor Muncy '19 (CLAS) '22 MBA, wear their caps and gowns while standing next to the Jonathan the Husky statue on April 11, 2022.

Dad and Daughter Huskies Ready to Walk the Gampel Stage – Together

'They say the best-laid plans are not planned at all, and we didn't plan it'

Students relaxing under a blossoming tree on UConn's Great Lawn.

Weeklong Event Invites UConn Community to Rest

A weeklong series of events focused on promoting and encouraging rest as a means of personal wellness and social change

Students brainstorming at the last HackUConn held in person, in 2019.

Return of the Hack: In-Person HackUConn is Back, with Focus on Well-Being

For the first time since 2019, the 20-hour creative sprint is once again being held in person

An artist's rendering of a lunar module in action.

UConn Student Team Aims for the Moon with Lunar Rover Design

An interdisciplinary team of UConn undergraduates are finalists in the NASA Big Idea Challenge

Photo of Reaj Uddin in a UConn pullover

Coding, Creating, and Changing the World

How the Stamford Startup Studio and the Werth Institute helped one student discover the innovator within