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, studied photography at the Hartford Art School, 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.

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UConn Center Sets Sights on Improving Employment Outcomes for Neurodivergent Graduates

Helping companies create a culture of inclusivity - and success - for neurodivergent workers

A photo of a student riding a horse in the Himalayan Mountains with the title "A Factory in the Mountains" over top of it

Whatever It Takes: Yak Cheese and UConn Research, at 17,000 Feet

Somewhere near the top of the world, a UConn professor, undergrad, and alum help a 'risky' venture become a success

Technology Partnership Gives New Life to Connecticut’s Creepy Corpse Preserver

A 21st century examination of a 19th century funerary object - which the public is invited to see up close and personal

An illustration depicting people being assisted in climbing a bar graph by one person with a ladder, illustrating the concept of mentorship.

NetWerx: Unique One-on-One Program Brings Alumni and Undergrads Together

'Everyone has a unique thing that they can learn from you and your experiences'

UConn Men's Basketball players on the court during a game

Calling All Creators: Werth Institute Seeking Fellows to Join Championship Labs, Los Angeles Influencers Trip in November

An opportunity to help student-athletes build their brands, and gain valuable experience

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UConn Study Finds that CT Directs More than Half of Identified Substance-Exposed Infants to Community Supports

'We're doing a great job, and we can do better'

UConn students Audrey Larson, left, and Angel Velasquez pose for a photo on campus on Aug. 17, 2022 with shirts from the apparel company they run together that hopes to partner artists with charities.

From Artwork and Apps, These Young Entrepreneurs Have ‘Unfolded’ Opportunities at UConn

Thriving in an environment that fosters innovation and creativity

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New Multidisciplinary Data Science Master’s Starts this Fall

Meeting the growing demand for data scientists to tackle the most complex problems in society

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UConn Study Finds Interprofessional Communication May Aid Family Reunification in Child Welfare Cases

'Each professional has one piece of the puzzle they're seeking to fit, and so only by sharing information are they getting the complete picture of what needs to happen'

2022 Malka Penn Award Recognizes Defiant by Author Wade Hudson

A powerful memoir on the hardship and resilience of growing up in Louisiana in the 1950s & 1960s, Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South by author Wade Hudson is the 2022 recipient of the Malka Penn Award for Human Rights in Children’s Literature, presented by Dodd Human Rights Impact at UConn.