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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Illustration of Jonathan the mascot and Jonathan XIV wearing masks and staying 6 feet apart

An Ode to Reopening

As UConn prepares to reopen this fall, the UConn community will notice a handful of changes to ensure the campus stays healthy and safe.

Woman in flip flops standing on a stone in a koi pond at Tirta Gangga, Bali, Indonesia.

“Koi People,” Quantitative Analysis, and Quarantine

A summer project gave UConn students an opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship, innovation - and carp.

Students at UConn's Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship

UConn’s CCEI, Alumni, and Affiliates Honored with 2020 CT Entrepreneur Awards

UConn's Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation was honored as a top promoter in a statewide awards ceremony.

The Peter Werth Residential Tower, where the Werth Institute is located.

Finance, Forests, and Forbes – A Summer of Experience for Werth Innovators

Three students describe how UConn's Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation has helped them make the most of their summers.

Woman in front of a device screen in video conference for work

So You Want to Have a Virtual Conference? Here’s a UConn Professor Who Did It – and is Planning to Do It Again

Professor Sherry Pagoto talks about the challenges - and benefits - of hosting a multi-day academic conference entirely online.

Navy blue graphic that reads, nursing.uconn.edu and "caring, innovating, advocating" in white text and features the UConn oak leaf insignia, also in white

Thank You, UConn Health

A message from the UConn School of Nursing's 2020 Senior Class to the providers and staff at UConn Health.

One of the images used in the #IAMNOTAVIRUS campaign, featuring Brandon Phai, a youth coding instructor

MSW Student Fighting Coronavirus Discrimination through Online Campaign

A UConn MSW student is taking action against racism directed towards Asian Americans in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A view of the UConn Health campus.

Video and eVisits – At UConn Health, There’s an App for That

UConn Health's revamped MyChart portal offers new services to patients, including video visits with health care providers.

A pregnant woman wearing a medical mask applies sanitizer to her hands.

Q&A: Pregnancy in a Pandemic

UConn Health's Dr. Christopher Morosky answers questions about pregnancy and COVID-19.

Two women talking via videoconference.

For the First Time, UConn’s Mental Health, Student Care Services Go Virtual

The coronavirus pandemic has not slowed UConn's mission of providing for its students' mental health needs.