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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Brandi Simonsen at the Neag School of Education on March 27. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

UConn Expert Discusses Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

Educational psychology professor Brandi Simonsen, an expert on behavioral issues in schools, discusses the use of seclusion and restraint and alternatives to their use.

A driverless car evaluating upcoming traffic. (Getty Images)

Autonomous Vehicles: Diverse Group Seeks to Answer Broad Questions

Many societal hopes, fears, and questions that self-driving vehicles raise were discussed during a forum Monday hosted by UConn's Transportation Technology & Society (TTS) Research Group.

Students in the hallway between classes at a charter school in East Los Angeles. (David Butow/Corbis via Getty Images)

Report Recommends Ways to Promote Equity in Charter Schools

The federal government should grant awards to charter schools that clearly describe their strategies to serve a diverse set of learners, say researchers at UConn and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Daviel Garcia ’22 (ACES) participates in a mindfulness class for students in the Student Support Services program at the Hartford Campus. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Counselor Brings Mindfulness to Hartford Students in New Course

Lynn Papacostas Ginolfi – who at one time was herself a first-generation, low-income student – created the Resilience through Mindfulness course to help students address stress.

A young woman eating pizza in front of the refrigerator late at night. (Getty Images)

UConn Study: Junk Food Purchases Increase after Recreational Marijuana Legalization

New research by a UConn economist found a link between state recreational marijuana legalization and increased consumption of certain high-calorie foods.

Wanjiku Gatheru ’20 (CAHNR) addresses a roundtable on food insecurity at the Student Union on Feb. 11. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Student-driven Project Seeks to Address Food Insecurity on Campus

UConn, like other colleges and universities nationwide, has students who face food insecurity. Two undergraduates are working to address the situation here.