Jaclyn Severance

Jaclyn (Falkowski) Severance has worked in communications and public relations in the state of Connecticut for more than a decade. 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. A Connecticut native, Jaclyn earned a degree in communications, emphasizing in journalism, from the University of Hartford 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.


Author Archive

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The Extremist Watchdog: Meet the Husky Who Tracks Online Hate

Prepared by a UConn human rights education to confront hatred and intolerance around the globe

A view at dusk of the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower on Jan. 14, 2021.

Werth Innovator Using Venture Capital to Support Social Justice This Summer

Astou Diallo combines a flair for business with a passionate interest in social justice

Fredrick Ware, left, and his son, David Ware JD '76, LLM '20 stand in front of his home in Manchester on July 17, 2021.

Revelation of a Racist Property Restriction Leads to New State Law in Connecticut

When David K. Ware '76 JD, '20 LLM learned his childhood home was in a development that had been intended only for whites, he decided to do something about racist real estate clauses still on the books

Women light candles during a protest against thousands of extrajudicial executions perpetrated by Colombian military forces, outside of The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) in Bogota on June 28, 2021. - Thousands of extrajudicial executions known as "false positives" were carried out in the biggest scandal of the Colombian military forces in their struggle of more than half a century against rebel groups.

Buen Vivir: Examining Well-being in Colombia at a Time of Protest and Police Violence

'Can we create new indicators of well-being using this Indigenous concept of Buen Vivir?'

The School of Nursing’s Clinical Simulation Learning Center offers students invaluable hands-on learning experiences - including challenging 'safe room' exercises.

Padlocks, Riddles, and Medication Safety: An Innovative Teaching Tool for UConn Nurses

An escape room that helps students learn vital nursing skills

A view at dusk of the Peter J. Werth Residence Tower on Jan. 14, 2021.

UConn’s Werth Institute Recognized for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education

Not even four years old, the Werth Institute is already being recognized as an innovator in the field

The exterior of the Werth Tower building at dusk. David Bruno, resident venture builder at the Werth Institute, helps students become entrepreneurs.

Meet ‘Super Dave,’ the Werth Institute Venture Builder Helping UConn’s Student Entrepreneurs

'I feel like there's no more noble or higher calling at the moment than creating jobs and economy for people'

Connecticut's medication-assisted treatment programs for opioid addiction have impressive retention rates, according to a new study, although more research is needed on related questions.

UConn Study: Connecticut’s Medication-assisted Opioid Treatment Programs Retain Patients at Higher Rates

New strategies are needed to help boost retention rates among younger people

Survey Details Student Experiences with Racial Microaggressions on UConn Campuses

The 2020 UConn Microaggressions Survey sought to learn about instances of racial microaggression experienced by students of color

A nurse holds the hand of an elderly patient.

UConn School of Nursing Working to Fill the Need for Skilled Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care

Meeting the growing needs of people suffering from dementia - and their families