The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded fellowships to UCI’s Elizabeth Chiarello, doctoral candidate in sociology; Angela Hawk, doctoral candidate in history; and Carrie Noland, professor of French, Italian and comparative literature. Chiarello studies ethical decision making in legal, political and organizational environments, while Hawk focuses on mining and migration in the Pacific from 1848-1900, and Noland researches French Caribbean poetry. The council is a private, nonprofit federation of 70 national scholarly organizations dedicated to the “advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning.” So far in 2010, awards totaling more than $15 million have been made to 380-plus U.S.-based and international scholars.