Upcoming IT Events


cybermania logo showing logos from Miami University and Ohio UniversityThis month, as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Miami is competing with Ohio University to see who can get the most people to answer our cybersecurity quiz! We have put together a series of questions all about cybersecurity to raise awareness about why it is so important. We’re calling it: CyberMania!

Schools like Miami all over the country are beefing up their cybersecurity programs. Here, we deployed CrowdStrike on institutional machines to combat ransomware; we employ tools like a robust network firewall to block malware; and the Information Security Office investigates every reported instance of phishing.

CyberMania is about having fun while learning about cybersecurity – keeping all of us engaged and safe.

Take the quiz and see the leaderboard here:

Accessible Technology Symposium

AccessMU Symposium Access for AllThe 8th annual Miami Accessibility Symposium will take place on Friday, October 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Shriver Center. This year’s keynote address, Accessibility is a Journey, Not a Destination is being delivered by Bree Callahan, the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator at the University of Washington.

The annual Accessible Technology Symposium is designed to discuss current issues and trends in accessible technology and provide information about universal design and building accessible content for classroom and marketing materials. This event is free to anyone at Miami who is interested in learning more about ways to remove barriers to learning.

To learn more about the event, and to register, visit the symposium website at

AI Symposium

Miami AI Symposium logoThe first of what we hope will be many Artificial Intelligence (AI) summits at Miami is set to take place on November 1 in the Armstrong Student Center on the Oxford Campus.

Plans for the symposium, titled AI at the Intersection of Teaching, Learning, and the Future are still being finalized, but it should be an engaging, action-packed day. Look for the event schedule, session descriptions, and speaker profiles on the symposium website in the next few days.

Security Awareness Tables

Student intern wearing a costume Fish Head at a cybersecurity awareness eventCome visit representatives from the Information Security Office in the Armstrong Student Center every Friday in October. They will be there between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the main walkway near the Great Seal.

Play Go-Phish and test your knowledge of cybersecurity topics. There will be FREE webcam covers, snacks, and important information.