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Kathleen Sindell, Ph.D. Recognized for UMUC Faculty Achievement

2017’s Global Faculty Appreciation and Awards, where UMUC honors faculty for achievements, for years of service, and for the past year’s accomplishments. 2017 Faculty Service Awards This award is for faculty who have served the university with excellence for 5, … Continue reading

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Do You Need a New Social Security Card?

Do you need a new Social Security Card? The Equifax breach exposed Social Security numbers and other valuable information used to authenticate someone’s identity for 145.5 million Americans. Credit reporting firms use Social Security numbers to authenticate potential borrowers. After all, Social Security numbers are unique, permanent, and used by more than 80 percent of adults. According to the Wall Street Journal (October 2017), “In both 2001 and 2006, the financial services sector Coordinating Council, a banking industry group, told Congress that by using Social Security numbers to “verify individual identities,” credit-reporting firms can quickly provide financial institutions with accurate credit histories.” Continue reading

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