Goodness Report

UC Irvine: Intertwined with Orange County’s Prosperity

November 9, 2023

In this week’s edition of The Goodness Report, we’re highlighting the University of California, Irvine, a top 10 public university, drawing students from over 137 countries and building an alumni base 227,000 strong. Idea Hall is proud to have supported UC Irvine in its sponsorship of the Irvine Global Village Festival this past October.  


Who is UC Irvine? 

Founded in 1965, UC Irvine has grown and achieved national prominence, offering top quality education that fosters passionate, enthusiastic and ongoing expansion of knowledge and approaches to scholarship. UC Irvine student-athletes also stand as a testament to the university’s excellence, boasting 28 national championships, and chances are good that when you watch a Broadway performance, you can see UC Irvine graduates on stage. Whether through world-class health care or academics, UC Irvine is among Orange County’s largest employers, contributing $8 billion in impact to the area annually.   

The university’s impact isn’t limited to delivering world-class instruction, innovative technologies, and pioneering research. It goes far beyond the campus. UC Irvine is creating the next generation of problem-solvers, leaders, and innovators. From vibrant art galleries and performances to athletic triumphs, UC Irvine’s commitment to excellence in every field is key to OC and beyond.  


Irvine Global Village Festival 

UC Irvine proudly supports many City of Irvine community events. This year, UC Irvine & UCI Health were the presenting sponsors of the Irvine Global Village Festival, an annual event filled with food, art, music, and a celebration of Irvine’s diverse community.

Irvine is one of the nation’s largest urban planned communities, with a population of more than 310,000 and more than 70 different languages spoken in residences throughout the city. 

Peter the Anteater was out and about interacting with guests.

The IGVF provides the opportunity to connect person-to-person with members of the community and incorporates the best of Irvine’s historic fall festivals and includes kids’ activities, local and global cuisine, a global marketplace, music, art and exhibits. UC Irvine engaged with alumni, parents, students, sports fans, Irvine residents and more. 

Attendees were able to spin the wheel for prizes, take fun photos with loved ones in the photo booth, and meet Peter the Anteater, all while learning about ways to engage with all UC Irvine has to offer the community – whether sports and entertainment, healthcare or beyond. 


The Future of Healthcare in Orange County 

For nearly 50 years, UCI Health and UCI Medical Center have been a key part of healthcare in Orange County. UCI Health is the only academic health system in all of Orange County. It delivers the highest-quality medical care driven by clinical innovation and scientific discovery that are only available as part of a world-class public research institution like UC Irvine.   

UCI Health Booth at the Irvine Global Village Festival

Next year, a new chapter will begin with the opening of the UCI Health – Irvine medical campus, a hub for state-of-the-art care in cancer, neurosciences, digestive health, orthopedics and more. Contributing to the future of healthcare, UCI Health – Irvine will bring coastal and south Orange County unparalleled expertise, leading-edge treatments and the finest evidence-based care that only an academic health system can offer, powered by the region’s only academic health system. 


 A Point of Pride 

Art galleries, musical and cultural events, athletics, groundbreaking medical research, innovative stories and more – there are myriad ways for the community, not just students and alumni, to engage with the University.  UC Irvine’s newsletter “News for Neighbors” helps Orange County residents stay tuned in to all the happenings at the campus and beyond. Sign up to learn more about those exciting opportunities for you, your family, and friends. 


Volunteers from UCI engaged with the community at the Irvine Global Village Festival.

The growth and success of UC Irvine are intertwined with Irvine and Orange County’s prosperity. The vibrancy of this community, its spirit, and its potential energize the community daily. Spreading goodness beyond Orange County, UC Irvine is a beacon of pride for Southern California. Through UC Irvine and UCI Health, the brightest minds are building a brilliant future right in our backyard. Zot! Zot! Zot! 


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