It’s not every day that a college student gets assigned to watch comedian George Carlin’s landmark 1972 monologue, “The Seven Dirty Words You Can Never Say on Television.” But in CSUN linguistics professor Kenneth Luna’s course, it’s required viewing. The new fall 2020 course, Linguistics 230: Forbidden Language: Swearing and Taboo Language, takes an academic dive into the meaning, role and use of words typically considered obscene, foul or taboo in the English language.
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The Wurwand Foundation — a foundation that connects local entrepreneurs with funding, coaching and community through their key initiative, FOUND/LA — has committed to donating an additional $125,000 to David Nazarian College of Business and Economics’ Small Business Consulting program at California State University, Northridge. The foundation’s total giving to the program over time is $425,000.
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For the first time in state history, student leaders in California’s three tiers of higher education — the California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and California Community College (CCC) systems — are teaming up to hold a statewide student leadership conference. The inaugural California Student Leadership Conference, “Rise Up!” is scheduled to take place online on Oct. 16-17. CSUN is a founding sponsor.
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As mail-in ballots were about to arrive in registered voters’ mailboxes, California voters joined the more than 65 million viewers who tuned in to last Tuesday’s highly anticipated debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. There was a lot to digest during and after the Sept. 29 debate, which covered the Supreme Court and the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the ongoing fight against COVID-19, the economy, racial tension, climate change and questions of election integrity.
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When it comes to live music, where there is a will, there is a way. Public, member-supported 88.5-FM — Southern California’s leading Triple-A (adult album alternative) rock station — is hosting Dawes at its first drive-in concert in Orange County on Saturday, Oct. 17. The acclaimed Los Angeles-based acclaimed folk rock group will perform songs from its new album, “Good Luck With Whatever,” as part of 88FIVE LIVE at Drive-In OC at City National Grove of Anaheim. The show is being produced in partnership with Nederlander Concerts.
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