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.

Author Archive

ClimateWerx students analyze materials collected at the UConn Archives & Special Collections centered around the historical ecological advocacy movements at UConn and surrounding areas with Graham Stinnett, Archivist of the Human Rights & Alternative Press Collections on February 23, 2024.

Werth Institute Pilot Helping Students Turn Climate Passion into Sustainability Action

'In the classroom, you're talking about it with people, you're talking about the social impacts, you're learning about the physical impacts, the emotional – all of it'

Blue light and water tower with husky dog mark (logo) on Feb. 28, 2020.

Grab that Safety Vest, Get Your Hazard Lights Ready: Students Invited to “Reflect” on Public Safety at 2024 HackUConn

An opportunity to network, be creative, and solve real-world problems at UConn's flagship hackathon

Kimberly Rosado '24 poses for a photo in the Widmer Wing of Storrs Hall

Withered Flowers: UConn Nursing Student Travels 3,000 Miles to Document an Epidemic of Underage Pregnancy

'I just want to advocate and create a positive social change in society'

Oscar Guerra, the award-winning filmmaker and associate professor of film and video at UConn Stamford, with Christopher Orrico ’23 (SFA), Guerra's director of photography, and Ruth - the main participant in Guerra's new documentary project focused on mental health in the Latino community.

UConn DMD Professor Documents Story of Latino Mental Health through Humanities Institute Fellowship

Oscar Guerra's new project explores mental health and the social, cultural, and political factors that affect it

A woman sitting on the edge of her bed, feeling unwell, while her partner sleeps behind her.

More than Morning Sickness: UConn Researcher Studies Hyperemesis Gravidarum Survivor Stories

'Our patients are so complex that to really understand whatever the topic is you are researching, you need both quantitative and qualitative together to really give you the complete picture'

During the first week of the Summer Institute, high school students and teachers delved into learning about human rights issues together – a unique, highly intentional, and unexpectedly successful aspect of the program.

Human Rights Close to Home: A Unique Civics Education Program for K-12 Students, Supported By the Redstone Family Foundation, Launched at UConn

'I think we fundamentally underestimate how much our kids can learn even about the biggest and most important issues of today. We just need to teach them in ways that are relatable'

Two offshore workers on the top of an offshore wind turbine.

UConn Receives Department of Energy Grant Supporting Offshore Wind Grid Integration

Project is part of a national effort to improve grid reliability, optimize electricity infrastructure, and facilitate grid connection with renewable resources

At right, Christian Heiden '20 (CAHNR), founder of Levo International, leads a tour of the micro-farm his startup built on Garden Street in Hartford's North End.

UConn Alum Fighting Food Insecurity in Hartford, One Micro-Farm at a Time

'There’s a lot of food in this neighborhood, but there’s not a lot of food that looks like this'

Memories of the Past, to Support the Future: UConn Presents 2023 Dodd Prize with Sweeping Conversation about Global Democracy

'This year’s recipient of the Dodd Prize embodies the understanding that human rights are a cause that cannot be limited to individual countries'

Rubens' Tube with the video title above it

A Trumpet, Fire, and Physics

In the case of a recent viral video of a trumpeter playing into a tube that’s on fire, making the flames dance higher and lower in time to the music, we asked experts at UConn to explain just how the device – called a Rubens’ tube – worked