UC Irvine announced this week the addition of three events in the coming months that will surely draw crowds.
Charlize Theron, ("Monster" and "Cider House Rules") will speak at UCI on Dec. 4. The Academy Award winner and United Nations messenger of peace will discuss her Africa Outreach Project, which raises awareness for children and families struggling with poverty in her native South Africa.
Businessman Richard Branson will spend a night away from his private island Jan. 25. The businessman will talk about his nonprofit, Virgin Unite, which brings people together to deal with environmental and social problems. Virgin Group is composed of more than 360 companies, such as Virgin Records and Virgin Atlantic Airways. With a net worth of $4 billion, Branson is ranked by Forbes as the 212th richest man in the world.