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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Worried owner with face mask at his small business

Job Security, Finances Strongly Related to Increased Anxiety During Pandemic, Researchers Find

An ongoing study by UConn School of Nursing Researchers finds that pandemic-related economic anxiety is high even among those who still have jobs.

UConn student Megan Chiovaro, in beekeeping gear, inspects a honeybee hive as part of her research.

The Psychologist and the Bees

Doctoral student Megan Chiovaro has learned a lot about people - from working with honeybees.

Young woman cleaning hands with alcoholic hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of viruses while commuting in the city riding on subway

More than Politics or Age, Psychological Disease Avoidance Linked to Preventative Behavior, Study Finds

Pre-existing feelings of germ disgust turn out to be helpful in prompting preventative health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A screen shot of a database dashboard showing hypothetical COVID-19 numbers; a live version of the database is used by the state of Connecticut

UConn’s Information Solutions Helping to Reopen Connecticut

A UConn researcher's passion for data solutions is playing an important role in Connecticut's reopening process.

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

As Storrs Campus Reopens, UConn Scientist Will Be Watching Wastewater

UConn scientist Kendra Maas is watching wastewater from the campus for early signs of COVID-19 infection.

A student with a face covering moving into her dorm room at UConn

Multidisciplinary UConn Team Provided Evidence-Based Recommendations for Fall Reopening

UConn's multidisciplinary InCHIP played a crucial role in readying the University for the Fall 2020 semester.

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.