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Kent State University and the Holden Arboretum will use a recently awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study the impact people have on vital organisms living in places where water and land meet in Northeast Ohio.

Kent State University faculty members have been awarded nearly $2.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation for research over the next three years in biology, physics and the science of liquid crystals.

The awards will fund basic research on:

Dr. Anthony SilvidiDr. Anthony Silvidi, Professor Emeritus of Physics, left his mark on the department and the University.  He was a member of the faculty for 40 years from 1952-1982 and continued to teach after retirement until 1992.  Tony, along with former Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies J.W.