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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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.

A man inside a house holds up a hand-drawn sign that says "Social Distancing Please."

Yearlong UConn Study to Look at COVID-19, Pandemic Preventative Health Behavior

UConn researcher Natalie J. Shook has received funding to study how people respond to recommended behaviors during health crises like COVID-19.

UConn Health white coats ready to be distributed at a ceremony held at John W. Patterson Auditorium at UConn Health in Farmington on March 22, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

“Outpouring of Support” as Researchers, Barnes & Noble Donate Lab Supplies to UConn Health

A UConn researcher's desire to help out during the coronavirus pandemic sparked a University-wide effort to collect needed supplies for UConn Health.

Portraits of Steven Kinsey and Natalie Shook

New Faculty Hope to Marry Nursing Research with Psychology, Neuroscience Studies

Recent transplants from West Virginia, Natalie Shook and Steven Kinsey have brought their collaborative approaches to research and their interactive styles of teaching to the lab and the classroom as the UConn School of Nursing’s newest faculty members.

A traditional white nurses' cap is imprinted with the type-written text of an immigration and naturalization form. It it held in a man's hands in this close-up image.

From Diaspora to Health Care Delivery: Exhibit Highlights Work of Filipino Nurses

“Your cap is a passport,” the nurses were told, as they were recruited from their home in the Philippines to work at hospitals in the United States and around the world – a reference to the starched dresses and caps worn by nurses that have since fallen out of fashion as well as the recognition […]

Celebrating Seventh Year, UConn Community Offers Support for Students in Recovery

The UConn Recovery Community offers many ways to support students struggling with, or recovering from, addiction.

School of Nursing staff accept the trophy for the school’s winning performance in UConn Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs’ 7th Annual Homeless Veteran Care Package Drive on February 10, 2020, in the Wilbur Cross North Reading Room.

For Second Year in a Row, School of Nursing Recognized for Supporting Veterans

For the second year in a row, the School of Nursing was recognized by UConn’s Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs for collecting the most donations to the 7th Annual Homeless Veteran Care Package Drive.