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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Survey Details Student Experiences with Racial Microaggressions on UConn Campuses

The 2020 UConn Microaggressions Survey sought to learn about instances of racial microaggression experienced by students of color

A nurse holds the hand of an elderly patient.

UConn School of Nursing Working to Fill the Need for Skilled Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care

Meeting the growing needs of people suffering from dementia - and their families

Asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras arrive in the US. The number of refugees permitted entry into the US shrank to new lows under the Trump administration. (Photo by ED JONES/AFP via Getty Images)

The Role of Communities in Refugee Resettlement

'Volunteers can help address real problems facing refugees'

A young woman with headphones sits on her bed in front of a laptop during an online course. For students with disabilities, the shift to remote learning during the pandemic has brought challenges, but also benefits.

For College Students with Disabilities, Communication is Key in Online Learning, Researchers Find

The pandemic prompts a major shift - in some cases, for the better

A social worker visiting with a young family, the type of situation where a common diagnostic tool is most important, but can also be easily misused, according to new research.

Too Hot or Too Cold? UConn Researcher Finds ‘Goldilocks Problem’ in Child Welfare Decision-Making

A major tool widely used in child welfare decision-making - and the way agencies try to implement it - may be hindering social workers.

UConn Magazine: Humanizing Human Rights

“My clients restore my faith in humanity,” says Ellen Messali ’10 JD of her immigration work with New Haven Legal Assistance.

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.