African Consciousness in Reggae Music

The New York University Institute of African American Affairs (NYU-IAAA) presents Linton Kwesi Johnson, Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Johnson will conduct a series of events that will examine the field of Caribbean cultural expressions in poetry and reggae music, from both sides of the Atlantic. Johnson will take the opportunity to draw on the expertise of some eminent friends to engage students and members of the public in the discussions.

For more information,


Let’s Talk International – September 16, 2014

We hope to see you at the first Let’s Talk International of the semester! Learn more about the program, meet new friends, and explore this week’s topic:

We don’t always stop to recognize the skills we develop when working with people from different cultures or living in other countries. What are these valuable skills? How do we articulate them to others? How do they serve us personally and professionally?

Date: Tuesday, September 16
Time: 12pm – 1:30pm
Details: Click to register and learn more. Lunch is provided. Space is limited.

Let’s Talk International is a semi-structured discussion group and safe space for study abroad returnees, international students, third culture kids, and anybody interested in international/intercultural experiences to explore topics such as identity development, cultural adjustment, cross-cultural relationships, and general navigation of life across cultures.



Get a Taste of a New Language and Culture Without Leaving Home! NYU Speaking Freely

Speaking Freely is available to all NYU undergraduate and graduate students and staff. The 75-minute language coaching sessions meet once a week for ten weeks each semester at various locations on campus. Each week, you will learn how to communicate on a different topic, or you might enjoy a related activity–a movie, concert, or neighborhood visit–as part of a small, informal language group. No books are required and there’s no pressure of grades!

Speaking Freely classes begin the week of September 15th and conclude November 21st. For more information or to register go to

Conversations of Color: Welcome Reception – September 11, 2014

At Conversations of Color, Steinhardt students, faculty, and administrators discuss race, ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual belief, ability, gender identity/expression, economic class, and other topics of diversity.

Learn more about Conversations of Color at the Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 11th from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM in the 3rd Floor Lounge of Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East.

RSVP here. Lunch is served.

This program is sponsored by the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.


Ideas Wanted. All Students, Researchers and Faculty are Invited to Compete

Ideas Wanted. Not any old ideas. Ideas that challenge assumed boundaries & inspire a sense of what’s possible.All students, researchers and faculty are invited to compete.

$200K Entrepreneurs Challenge: 3 Venture Competitions
New Venture; Technology Venture; Social Venture

Be there to kick-off  NYU’s annual venture competitions. Come and learn about the competition.  The Entrepreneurs Challenge provides fast-paced clinics, intense boot camps, and one-on-one coaching sessions designed to teach you the step-by- step process to build a business from the ground up.  It’s also an opportunity to network with other NYU entrepreneurs and be part of an entrepreneurial team.

Why participate:
Teambuilding Events –Network with entrepreneurial peers, find a team member or join an existing team
Entrepreneurial Boot Camps and Clinics– Sharpen your skills and learn a step-by-step process of imagining a powerful market disruption and transforming it into reality.
Expert Advice– Obtain individualized feedback and coaching on your venture from seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts and angel investors.

Kickoff Event: September 18, 2014, Thursday, 5-7 pm
NYU Stern School of Business-Tisch Hall, Paulson Auditorium, 40 W. 4th St.   RSVP

In a business world of non-stop change, there’s only one way to win the game: Transform it entirely.

Fall 2014 Graduate Student Library Workshop Series

Hello from the NYU Libraries:

As the fall semester kicks off, we’re offering our annual series of Graduate Student workshops where you can learn everything from how to organize your bibliographies, to how to track down those tricky citations, to how to be a more effective research assistant (and much more). For the complete listing of these sessions, and to sign up, go to:


You can also get the new school year started right by joining us at our Annual Graduate Student Reception. It is a great opportunity to meet your subject librarian, as well as mingle with your fellow graduate students over some complimentary food and drinks. We will be giving away NYU Bookstore gift certificates to some lucky attendees. The reception will take place:

–> Thursday, September 11th, 5:30-7:00, 8th-floor North Reading Room, Bobst library

Please RSVP by going to

We have been working hard over the past few years to expand and improve our services and spaces to fit your needs, and we hope you’ll help us keep improving.

We look forward to meeting you and wish you the best of luck this semester!

— The NYU Libraries Graduate Student Working Group


NYU Off-Campus Living July Webinars

The Student Resource Center (SRC) will be hosting weekly off-campus webinars that new and current students can register for to assist in the search for housing.

To register for a webinar, please click on the date and time (Eastern Standard Time)

you are interested in:

July 2, 2014 @ 12:00pm

July 8, 2014 @ 1:00pm

July 17, 2014 @ 3:00pm

July 23, 2014 @ 4:00pm

July 28, 2014 @ 11:00am

NYUStudentResourceCenter | Off-Campus Living


Welcome to Master’s Connection!

Master’s Connection is an online space dedicated to graduate students in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. With the goal of connecting graduate students to Steinhardt resources and to the University community as a whole, this space is thoughtfully curated with up-to-date opportunities, activities, and events to enhance the academic career you have chosen.

It is our vision that you, our student, will not only use this space to learn from us but allow us to learn from you. Your voice belongs here and speaks through our Master’s Connection Blog. We encourage you to answer our monthly “Call for Blog Posts” and, in doing so, to share your opinions on a variety of topics central to the graduate student experience.

We invite you to contact us if you have any ideas for how to best serve you in this space. We hope you will enjoy this site that was developed with you in mind.

Nija Monet Leocadio
Graduate Student Service Counselor