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Levinson honored at park on Downtown Greenway

Photo of Dr. Henry Samuel Levinson. Dr. Henry Samuel Levinson, professor of religious studies, died in 2010 at age 61 from complications stemming from multiple sclerosis.

But his spirit lives on. He was honored this past weekend as the Woven Works Park on the Downtown Greenway was officially opened. It is one of the cornerstones of the Greenway.

Levinson was a professor at UNCG for over twenty-five years. He served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, head of the Department of Religious Studies, and director of the Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts.

In 1998, UNCG established the Henry Samuel Levinson Program Fund in Jewish Studies, including the Levinson Lecture in Jewish Studies series, in his honor, his obituary notes.

Before joining the UNCG faculty in 1982, Levinson taught at Stanford and Harvard Universities. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford and earned a doctorate from Princeton.

Levinson family members were on hand for the dedication last Saturday. A speaker noted that due to MS, Levinson had used a wheelchair for the last decades of his life – and that the accessible features in the park were a wonderful tribute to Levinson.

Visual: In 2009, Levinson was honored at “Henryfest,” where former and current students and colleagues honored him.