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September 12, 2007 AT 09:00 AM EDT

The rumors have surfaced more than once, and this time they’ve spread more contagiously than ever. Of course you’ve heard them: Shakira is getting married in less than a month, will wear a María Pryor gown, and the mother of Antonio de la Rúa is happier than ever. Well, rest assured, fans, these rumors are 100 percent…false!

“Absolutely false,” declares a source close to the 30-year-old Colombian singer, “It’s so funny, while some reported her in Russia, others say Los Angeles, but it’s completely false.”

We found out that Shakira actually is in Los Angeles, but not because she’s planning her wedding, or recording an album, or working on a film as some suggested. Of all things, the singer is studying at UCLA, the University of California, Los Angeles.

“While everyone else has been at the beach, the MTV Awards and the Emmy’s, Shakira’s been studying History of Western Civilization all summer at UCLA,” the source reveals.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer is studying under prestigious professor Robert Cleve, who has his doctorate in the subject.

But her scholastic endeavors aren’t the only way the singer has been filling her time. As we’ve seen her hanging out with friend Penélope Cruz, Shakira has also been setting aside time to work on commercials for the ALAS foundation.

Next for the foundation is a campaign launch featuring 30 artists, among them Shakira, to raise funds for victims of the Aug. 15 earthquake in Peru, which left 500 dead, a thousand injured and 100 people without homes.

Click here for more information on this charity foundation

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