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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Hailey Baranowski ’24 (CAHNR/CLAS) and David Wagner, an entomologist and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UConn out in the field studying bumble bees.

Bumble, Blue, and Everything Between: UConn Student Spending Summer Studying Bees at Mansfield Hollow

'Working on a farm made me really realize how important bees were – if there was no food, and nothing for the bees to eat, nothing flowering, nothing of ours would grow'

Jithu Sajeevan, left, a UConn Stamford student and co-owner of DIG USA, plays a round of chess with one of his students during a chess tournament at the Our Lady of Fatima School in Wilton

UConn Stamford Student Finds His American Dream through Chess

Lessons learned on the chessboard turn into real-life success story for Jithu Sajeevan

Dr. Francine Zeng, Dr. Nurudeen “Lucky” Osumah, and Dr. Jessica Mary posing in the hospital during their residency.

UConn Magazine: First-Years

Three UConn School of Medicine graduates take us through year one of residency —with its fast-and-furious rotations meant to teach the finer points of chosen specialties and the broad realities of what it means to be a practicing doctor

Entryway sign lit up green for St. Patricks Day and for Sustainability. March 16, 2022.

Six UConn Teams Innovating Decarbonization this Summer through Unique Eversource Partnership Program

The program culminates in a summit on October 4, where a panel of academic, utility, industry, municipal, and legislative experts will select the top teams to continue the advancement of their ideas

Astrin Krane, a Glastonbury High School student and second-year attendee of the Queer Science Conference, holds a heart-shaped alginate she made during a science demonstration and presentation about hydrogel crosslinking and application in the Chemistry Building during the conference on June 4, 2023.

Queer Science Conference Connects LGBTQIA+ Youth with Role Models in Various STEM Fields

High school students from across the state gather for second iteration of Queer Science Conference

UConn Student Working to ‘Amplify’ Educational Opportunities in Kenya

'One of the key things that I've really learned is to love the problem. Be in love with a problem. Because that's the only way you can understand the solution'

Shoppers in Storrs Center.

Risks and Rewards: New Initiative Connects UConn Actuarial Science Students with Local Small Businesses

'You're running a business now, and you're running it every day, and you see the profits every day, but you don't always plan for the big things that might happen'

UConn mechanical engineering students, from left, Leila Awad, Kaley Luk, Eddy Ramos and Patrick Miconi work on the prototype of their project for Senior Design Demonstration Day—an affordable, ADA-compliant, sustainably produced, easy-to-assemble accessibility ramp—in the Innovation Zone in the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower

UConn Engineering Seniors Building a Better Ramp

'Whenever I called up on a ramp, I’d say there’s a problem getting ramps. What I heard was, "yeah, ain’t there?"'

Jake Sherman, the journalist, author, and co-founder of Punchbowl News, speaks with UConn journalism and entrepreneurship students about the future of the press in a moderated discussion held at the Toscano Family Forum on April 11, 2023.

Political Journalist and News Entrepreneur Encourages Students: ‘Be Really Good at One Thing’

'Good journalism matters and it needs to be financially supported to survive. Entrepreneurship is one way that happens'

Upcoming UConn graduates Amy and Kenni Zipf pose for a photo in the Widmer Wing of Storrs Hall

Mother and Daughter Soon-to-Be Graduates Pursue Passions for Research and Art

'I'm already coming up with the Instagram caption. It's going to be something, like, "Yeah, I might have graduated college, but my mom got a Ph.D."'