Vernon A. Domingo- Geographer

 Vernon A. Domingo - Professor of Geography 
Geography Department, Bridgewater State University

Geography Department's blog

http://bsc-geography.blogspot.com/2010_11_01_archive.html

EarthView blog

email address: vdomingo@bridgew.edu  Phone: (508)531-2101

Office hours: Mon 11-12; Wed 11-12, Room 221 Science Building or by appointment

 

 

 

College students spend 8 -10 hours per day on cell phone (click here for the article)

 

Why Go to College ? click here to find the answer.

Try these links for examples of geographic illiteracy and discussion of the topic (Are Americans getting dumber?) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23227115/

 

2014 Massachusetts Election results with Maps

Americans knowledge of religions

Are you addicted to the the internet; click here for a self test and here for some of the research.

 

  GEOGRAPHY : What is geography? What about a career in geography?                Why is Geography as the perfect major for you?

A definition: Geography is the science of place and space. Geographers always ask where things are located on the surface of the earth, why they are located where they are, how places differ from one another, and how people interact with the environment.               

So how do you know if you want to be a geographer? If you are curious to find out if  you have an interest in geography, check out the AAG (Association of American Geographers) web site. Go to "Careers in Geography" to find out more about "Geographers at work"... 

Courses being taught Spring 2016

GEOG.121 Physical Geography

GEOG.151.001 - Human Geography

GEOG.151 W04- Human Geography

GEOG.151 W05- Human Geography

GEOG.355 -Political Geography

 

 

CAMPUS EVENTS

 

REMINDER: Spring Study Abroad Fair is TODAY!

Posted by: Sasha Link
Posted on: January 27, 2016
Category: Announcements

Have you considered studying abroad? Do you have questions about how to start the process, whether financial assistance is available, or what semester you are eligible to journey?
Don't miss the Spring Study Abroad Fair; it is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 27, from 12p - 3p in the RCC Grand Ballroom.
We encourage you to use the FAIR as an opportunity to meet faculty leaders, affiliate providers and gain a plethora of information & resources. It is also an ideal time to hear personal stories regarding all things relative to study abroad.
Light refreshments will be served!
We look forward to seeing you.
Sincerely,

 

REMINDER: Spring Study Abroad Fair is TODAY!


Have you considered studying abroad? Do you have questions about how to start the process, whether financial assistance is available, or what semester you are eligible to journey?
Don't miss the Spring Study Abroad Fair; it is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, January 27, from 12p - 3p in the RCC Grand Ballroom.
We encourage you to use the FAIR as an opportunity to meet faculty leaders, affiliate providers and gain a plethora of information & resources. It is also an ideal time to hear personal stories regarding all things relative to study abroad.
Light refreshments will be served!
 

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FORUM ON ISLAM AND SYRIAN REFUGEES

When: Now February 7th, 2016, 11:30, light snacks and chats, Presentation at 12:00 Noon

Where: Unitarian Church, Next to the Art Building on Campus

Sponsors: Bridgewater State University’s Catholic Center, the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Bridgewater, BSU's Center for Middle East Studies and the BSU Muslim Students Association

Purpose: To help understand Islam, the Syrian Crisis, meet an Imam and the Syrians who live among us and address concerns about welcoming Syrian refugees.

Invited: Members of local religious congregations, community residents students and campus organizations

The Hope: To seed understanding and goodwill among those of all religions so we can help foster a hospitable culture and a reasoned response to the question of whether Muslim are welcome in the Bridgewater area.

Forum focus:

(a) What is Islam; what does the current ISIS movement have to do with Islam?

(b) What is the civil war in Syria about? Who is fighting whom? What is at stake?

(c) Why are residents fleeing Syria?

(d) What is the refugee screening process – what precautions are taken to reduce likelihood of terrorists entering the U.S.?

(e) How can we in Bridgewater help―in everyday life as neighbors; in town life as responsible citizens; in our communities as spokespeople, financial supporters, or hosts?

Speakers: Muslim representative: Imam Abdul Rahman – The value of human life and security, and the commonalities among religions.

Legal representative: Legal official – Explain the rigorous vetting process.

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Here I will post notification of Campus Events that relate to Geography and to our classes.

They could be about events in different parts of the world,

about social, cultural, political or economic issues that are critical to our time.

Past programs have been about Cambodia, globalization, peace and war, agricultural development,

water privatization, etc. Ours is an active campus with discussion of a wide range of issues.

Attend/participate in our campus life.

 

 

 

 

2012 Election results - Massachusetts

 

2008 Elections - results with maps                November 2010 Massachusetts election result maps

Test your knowledge of places, countries by continent     

 

Here is an amazing image of the Earth at Night

Check out this satellite photo of a part of the earth.

Flags of the world website

 

Photos of South African apartheid by Ernest Cole

 

  National Geographic Survey on Geographic Illiteracy 

(to advance slides, right click on the slide, then "next")

 

 

Course related matters:

Domingo's Doodads

 Technology is great, but often creates problems of time management - check THE PROBLEMS

Grades not good? having trouble studying? Check out this cartoon      

Ever wonder about the dead Grandmother syndrome?                    

Plagiarism IS a big deal. You will be penalized for plagiarizing material.

What is plagiarism? Check out these two sites:

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

 

A very valuable compilation of ideas for success in college.

 

Other links:

A Tribute to Dr. Glenn R.Miller

 

 

The Massachusetts Geographic Alliance 
http://www.MassGeo.org

To see Professor Domingo's curriculum vitae, click on RESUME