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Shaping the Future Campaign

UC Irvine is marshaling the innovative spirit of California’s Orange County to make a better future for us all.

We are leveraging our greatest strengths to shape the future of the issues you care about. Through this journey, we will join the ranks of the top 10 public universities in America. Through an unprecedented partnership with alumni, community leaders and friends, UC Irvine is embarking on a $1 billion fundraising campaign to shape a brighter future for our community, our nation and the world.

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We all face incredible challenges.

Diseases destroy lives and shatter families.

It matters. Your Health We are fundamentally improving health and access to health care for our families and our community by creating 21st-Century diagnostics and treatments.

We’re tackling some of the world’s toughest diseases and conditions: Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Parkinson’s, Blindness, Heart Disease, Diabetes.

We are focused on three vital areas to improving medical care for all of us. We must pursue exceptional medical research and provide the most up-to-date medical technology. We also must establish efficient business models that provide affordable and sensitive care. UC Irvine is demonstrating how these key elements of health care can work hand-in-hand.

By combining the power of one of the world’s top research universities with compassionate care, we truly are shaping the future of health care.

We’re shaping the future of your health.

Nurses at UC Irvine’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit treat more than 500 infants in crisis each year. UC Irvine’s NICU is one of the most sophisticated in the region.

Energy shortages threaten.

It Matters. Sustainable Energy

We’re helping California and the nation find more sustainable and efficient energy sources through hydrogen power, fuel cells and other rapidly evolving new technologies. Energy independence is not just a possibility, it’s our future. And through technologies that tap renewable and available resources, we will help reduce pollution and environmental damage — especially important as new economies develop worldwide.

These initiatives, combined with UC Irvine’s expertise in computing and collaboration with industry, will make an invaluable contribution to the entire nation and the world.

We’re shaping the future of sustainable energy.

Fuel cell vehicles — filled up at UC Irvine’s own hydrogen fueling station — are one of the many ways UC Irvine is the driving force behind California’s transition to sustainable energy.

The environment is reeling.

UC Irvine’s Katrine Gorham prepares equipment for taking whole air samples aboard a DC-8 jet used by NASA as a flying laboratory.

We’re shaping the future of our environment. It Matters. Our Environment.

We have seen mini-malls replace fields and forests. Smog sullies our cities and children no longer drink water from the tap. Invasive species inhabit our waterways, and the world’s food supply is at risk from deforestation and erosion. But at UC Irvine, our scientists take on these challenges and find practical solutions. From environmental law to water research, from earth system science to biology, our faculty and students are making a difference.

A clean, safe environment is our birthright. Being green isn’t about red or blue states — it’s about living in a healthy state. People may debate global climate change, but our scientists are discovering ways to better understand the intricacies of the environment so we can protect and restore it. All across the campus, UC Irvine’s people are working together to make the world better. Our priorities are crystal clear.

We’re shaping the future of our environment.

Michael Prather, Kavli Professor of Earth System Science and Director of the UC Irvine Environment Institute: Global Change, Energy, and Sustainable Resources.

Cultures clash, and the world economy shifts.

It matters. Global Opportunities Orange County, California, with its diverse and vibrant cultures, is a microcosm of the world. Here, when we think “world,” we also think “family,” since many of us have family in places like China and Vietnam, Mexico and Honduras, France and Russia. That cultural mix brings great opportunity for our university and our region. UC Irvine can be the cornerstone of a new era of prosperity for California. Imagine tapping into the academic power and cultural knowledge of our incredibly diverse students and alumni. We are perfectly positioned to take advantage of world markets and advance California’s international leadership.

Our research and academic programs focus on understanding our differences and embracing our shared future. By working together across religious, ethnic and cultural lines, our students are building strategic cultural and business collaborations that benefit our entire state.

We’re shaping the future of global opportunities.

UC Irvine scientists are playing a key role in the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. The ATLAS portion of the Large Hadron Collider is seen during construction in the underground cavern on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: EIROforum / CERN

Leaders of business, education and government struggle.

We’re shaping the future of tomorrow’s leaders.

It Matters. Tomorrow’s Leaders. We’re building enthusiasm for higher education and readiness for careers in a globally focused economy. The future of California depends on how well we prepare young Californians for success in higher education.

The university is committed to producing a new generation of educators and leaders who will improve the state’s performance in business, the arts, innovation and entrepreneurship.

At UC Irvine, the best and brightest of young Californians are achieving their dreams. That keeps California competitive, creative and prosperous.

Shannon Curry Westgaard earned her bachelor’s degree at UCI, which included an undergraduate research project and fieldwork in Peru. Now, Shannon is working with the Peruvian American Medical Society, a nonprofit medical group that specializes in bringing care to impoverished areas of Peru.

Shaping the future of the issues that matter to you. We dream big at the University of California, Irvine. Forty years ago, our founders dreamt of building a UC campus in the middle of open ranch land in the hills next to the Pacific Ocean — one of the most spectacular spots in the world.

Since then, we’ve helped Southern California become the world’s pacesetter in high technology, medicine, energy technology, environmental science and entertainment, the arts and culture.

From the beginning, we’ve always chosen to direct the power of research, scholarship and teaching towards finding real answers to the world’s toughest problems.

Today, we renew that vision with you.

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It matters to all of us. Throughout history, people have come to California because it represented freedom and opportunity. Here, people realized their dreams of a better life for their families. Through hard work, education and persistence, the people of California have created a place that has become the envy of the world. California is recognized as a world leader in business, the arts and culture, medicine and technology. Underpinning that success are the Golden State’s universities and colleges, notably, the world-class University of California.

UC Irvine will expand that success through renewed investment in undergraduate scholarships, additional fellowships and other graduate support, and initiating academic chairs in the public interest. These are achievable goals that represent the hopes and aspirations of our community as well as our faculty, students, alumni and friends. They are being built upon our inherent strengths, culture and character in partnership with our community.

With your help, our university, our community, and our state will remain at the forefront of innovation and positive change.

We are proud to be the university that is shaping the future of the issues that matter to you.

University of California, Irvine Shaping the Future University Advancement 4199 Campus Drive, Suite 400 Irvine, CA 92697-5601 Donor Relations: 949.824.3303 Information: 949.824.9828 www. UCI

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UC Irvine is shaping the future of the issues that matter to you. Issues like your health, our environment, sustainable energy and inspirin...