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.


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At right, Vanessa Rosa ’19 (CLAS) and April play Connect Four in Sprague Residence Hall. Vanessa and April are part of the Best Buddies/STAAR program where undergraduate students are mentors to young adults with developmental disabilities. April 26, 2019. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

STAAR: The Unique Class in the Basement of UConn’s Sprague Hall

'We benefit just as much from this interaction ... as the S.T.A.A.R. students do,' says Inge-Marie Eigsti of UConn's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Keney Memorial Clock Tower in Hartford. (Tom Rettig/UConn Photo)

Students Use Modern Engineering to Restore Historic Hartford Tower

Keney Memorial Clock Tower's original chimes are now ringing again, thanks to a partnership between UConn and the City of Hartford.

Moon surface with distant Earth and starfield. (Getty Images)

UConn Researchers to Help Design Resilient, Deep-Space Habitats

UConn researchers will be on the front line of a NASA-funded effort to advance the design of resilient, deep-space habitats for inhospitable environments such as the Moon.

Wanjiku Gatheru '20 (CAHNR) is one of just 62 students nationwide to receive the award, which is presented to undergraduate students who have devoted themselves to public service. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Environmental Studies Student Wins 2019 Truman, Udall Scholarships

Wanjiku Gatheru '20 (CAHNR) is the first student in UConn history to win these two prestigious national awards in the same year.

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.